Master of Science in Applied Gerontology


Course Description


Concentration Courses

Leadership and Policy Engagement

Demographic Change, Ageing and Globalization

Population ageing is causing fundamental societal and economic change in many countries and regions throughout the world. This course provides a foundational knowledge on demographic change and population ageing in a cross-cultural, global perspective. Students will gain an understanding of the implications of contemporary demographic change on the welfare of individuals, families and societies; and an awareness of how, with globalization, demographic, social and economic change in one part of the world, impacts upon trends in another.

Leadership and Management in Elderly Care

Strong leadership and practical management are required in the provision of services for older people, now and in the future. People involved in all aspects of elderly care will benefit from re-examining their knowledge and experiences of leadership and management, so as to be better equipped for future challenges and opportunities. This course adopts an action learning approach to help students learn what is most important for them personally and professionally. Students will also gain insights and current knowledge of these areas from leading practitioners in elderly care.

Clinical Practice and Care Management

Continuum of Care: A Systems Perspective

Continuum of care and concepts of integration of care have gained importance as the awareness that “silo effect”, single disease and service focus do not meet complex patients’ needs. This course aims to introduce students to concepts of continuum of care, integration of care and comprehensive care. It provides a multi-disciplinary overview of a range of perspectives, theories, and clinical practices on continuum of care both Singapore focused and internationally. Each session will be taught by a different consultant.

Practicum in Care Management

A field experience designed to enhance knowledge and equip students with skills related to gerontological practice in long-term care. The practicum focuses on the role and responsibilities of the administrator/provider in managing resident-centered care facilities, and gaining core competencies in providing quality of life and quality of care to residents in long-term service programmes.