Specialisation in
Gerontology Nursing

  • Delivery Mode: Online

  • Fees: AUD $1,000

  • Course Duration: 12 Weeks

  • Hours of Study: 10 – 12 hours per week

  • Online: AUD $1,000
  • Online

About the Course

The world’s population is ageing, with older members of the community forming a growing proportion of the total population. In response, this course will expand your skills in chronic conditions, dementia and end-of-life care for complex ageing population.

You will study this course over 12-weeks online, which will require approximately 10 hours of study time per-week including a two-hour online tutorial.

As the course is online you will have the flexibility to study when and at times that suit your work and personal life. Our online learning environment provides engaging and interesting lectures and discussion forums in bite-sized pieces and is available on your PC, laptop, or mobile device.

On completion, you may complete two further units over 12-weeks to earn a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing (Gerontology Nursing) or expand your nursing career and study a Master of Nursing with IHM.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing (Gerontology Nursing)

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Details about the Course

Students will learn how to:

  • Apply critical thinking processes, problem-solving abilities, and effective communication to the evaluation and administration of nursing care delivered to elderly patients within the healthcare systems
  • Critically review the roles, functions, and the scope of practice of the geriatric nurse in aged care settings
  • Demonstrate leadership within a multidisciplinary healthcare team responsible for delivering excellent therapeutic treatment to patients in aged care settings
  • Perform an assessment of the legal, ethical, social, cultural, and political issues that influence the delivery of person-centered healthcare
  • Recognize, evaluate, and use evidence-based nursing strategies while caring for clients in gerontology or geriatric specialisation settings
Course Aims

Students may continue their education by enrolling in a Master of Nursing programme online or on campus. The course is designed to elevate students’ patient care to an international level by sharpening their theoretical foundations in nursing science as well as their practical knowledge and abilities.

  • 12 weeks full time
  • Online

The candidate must be a registered nurse in Australia or their home country.

This Postgraduate specialisation subject from IHM bolsters your career outcomes by providing you a high standard of learning in an efficient timeframe.

Upon successful completion of your Postgraduate Specialised subject, you will receive a certificate that can be shared digitally to demonstrate your growing professional value to current and future employers.

This specialisation can stand alone as an independent achievement or be used as credit toward our Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing and Master of Nursing programs if you choose to later pursue a full postgraduate qualification from IHM.

Course Structure and Delivery

The Gerontology nursing specialisation consists of 1 Specialised unit.

  • Gerontology Nursing
  • Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Apply Online” on the top right corner of the course page.

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