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Clinical and Health Sciences with Ageing PGDip

Clinical and Health Sciences with Ageing PGDip

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Study mode

Online

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Geriatric Medical Studies Neuroscience / Neurobiology Age Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our online course enables you to tailor your educational needs to your professional interests. Designed for busy professionals, it offers a flexible, bespoke way for you to expand your knowledge of the mechanisms of ageing, age-related disease and research.

Changing demographics have led to an increasing older population. This has resulted in a greater need to understand the mechanisms of ageing and age-related disease, to undertake research with older people and to prescribe appropriately.

The course is aimed at clinicians, allied health professionals and scientists with a particular interest in ageing. Knowledge gained from this course will help you to understand the needs of older people, and further, to identify research opportunities to improve the health and well-being of the ageing population.

This innovative course is ideal if you already have a primary qualification (eg MBBS, BDS, BSc) and are working in the fields of health or life sciences. It has been developed to provide a flexible approach, making it sustainable and compatible with professional career pathways whilst addressing the needs of a modern health service.

Modules

This module aims to provide an evidence based knowledge about the use of medicines in older people; to inform students about the safe and effective use of medicines in this group; to inform students about the planning and prioritisation of medicines for older patients; to inform students about the management of common conditions in older people, specifically stroke, Parkinson's disease, dementia, urinary incontinence and urinary outflow obstruction, falls and syncope; to inform students of the common conditions that can arise in older people as a result of medications and to inform students about end-of-life care.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£2,680 paid in years 1 and 2 for 2019 entry. There is slight increase in fees for 2020/21 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

£2,680 paid in years 1 and 2 for 2019 entry. There is slight increase in fees for 2020/21 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A honours degree, or international equivalent, in a healthcare profession or relevant discipline. You must also be working in the healthcare profession or related field. You must be IT literate to complete these highly interactive courses online and have access to a computer with a: printer; webcam; headset; reliable internet; connection. Your browser will need to be JavaScript enabled and able to accept cookies. You will be given access to any specific software required during the course of your studies. We will also consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and are working in the healthcare profession or related field.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global identity and...more