Grooming Young Gerontology Professionals
The Bachelor of Science in Gerontology Programme is a University Grants Committee-funded two-year, full-time, credit-based, articulated honours programme. The programme equips students with the following well-sought-after capacities: planning for care for older people to reduce the burden on society; optimising policies; coordinating services to improve efficiency; improving financial strategies; protecting the most vulnerable group from infections; strengthening the infection-control capacity of service facilities for older adults, based on knowledge of infectious diseases; steering quality service innovation for older adults; scientifically innovating services; strengthening communication among practitioners; providing high-quality, personalised services; comforting older adults in regard to the fear of dying; guiding older adults with terminal illness and their relatives with knowledge and skills; and designing appropriate hospice care plans.
Craft Your Path
The BSc in Gerontology Programme offers a comprehensive learning path. Year 1 focuses on Social Perspectives on Ageing, Care of Older Adults, Public Health Foundation and Tools, providing students with a strong foundation in gerontology.
In Year 2, the students engage in the Gerontological Practicum, gaining valuable hands-on experience in the field. This practical component allows them to apply their knowledge and skills in real-world settings, preparing them for a successful career in service planning, coordination and care management for older adults.
Embark on a rewarding journey in gerontology and become a catalyst for positive change in the lives of older adults with the BSc in Gerontology Programme.
Graduates can pursue a career in a wide range of social and health care settings, providing active, long-term care services for older adults. They can start their career as a multi-skilled practitioner in gerontological care and take up key roles in coordinating inter-disciplinary care, planning and implementing evidence-based care models (such as care management, empowerment programmes, telecare and transitional care), and performing service administration, evaluation and reengineering. They can also advance to higher-management levels after accumulating sufficient work experience.
If you are interested in this programme, please review the application requirements and deadlines specific to the respective admission scheme to increase your chances of getting accepted.