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Post Basic Certificate in Gerontology

Offered by: MAHSA University
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Course Duration6 Months
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CampusPetaling Jaya Campus
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Bioscience and Nursing
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyPostgraduate Certificate
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Course Description

This programme aims to produce nurses who are professional, knowledgeable and competent in providing safe and skillful gerontology nursing care, while making them full their professional career in competitive global market in the care of the aged. It encompasses the study of the mental, physical and social characteristics of older adults and how these factor are impacted by the aging process. Gerontology provides medical treatment and strategies for disease prevention to older adults.

  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Nursing Sciences
  • Clinical placement
Entry Requirements

Malaysian Candidate:

  • Diploma in Nursing or its equivalent and from an institution that is recognized by Nursing Board Malaysia
  • Minimum three (3) months working experience in related field
  • Minimum 2 years clinical working experience
  • Registered with Nursing Board Malaysia
  • Possess a current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC)
  • Registered with Nursing Council or Board of Nursing at respective Country
Career Prospects
  • Nurse specialist in Gerontology
  • Nursing/Gerontology nurse
  • Entrepreneur - Gerontology home care
  • Geriatric social worker / Social Gerontologist
  • Biogerontologist
  • Geriatric Physician Assistant
  • Geriatric Care Manager

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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