QQI (FETAC) Level 6 – Gerontology (6N3748)


8 Full Days

13th, 20th, 27th April, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May and 1st June


On completion of this course, each participant will be equipped with insights and strategies into the professional care of the older adult.

The participants will acquire an understanding of the normal and pathological changes which occur as we age. They will gain an awareness of the attitudes and stereotypes which influence the position and perception of the older adult in society

The learning outcomes will include an understanding of:

  • The theories of ageing;
  • The physiological and psychological changes associated with old age;
  • Western society’s response to old age;
  • Legislation and organisations which support older people;
  • Successful ageing and healthy coping mechanisms.


This course is suitable for Person in Charge, Owner/Manager of nursing homes, supervisors, Directors of Care, clinical nurse managers, community / social care workers.

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