The provision of in depth up to date knowledge and debate about key issues in all aspects of elder abuse, including detection, reporting, investigation, caring for victims and prevention of elder abuse in acute, chronic and community care. The programme will also cover contextual issues related to elder abuse such as ageism, mental capacity, the sociology of ageing, etc.
This programme aims to enhance practice related to the prevention, identification and management of elder abuse. Students will be encouraged to critically engage with current literature and reflect on its application to their own practice area.
This is a multi-disciplinary programme focusing on the management of elder abuse. Applicants may work within either the public or private sector, but must have engagement with older people.
The programme covers the fundamentals of the management of elder abuse taking into account the protection of older people within front line practice and within organisational systems.
How will I benefit?
You will benefit by gaining a greater understanding into the complexities of elder abuse and the programme is focused on making tangible changes within your own practice area.
A wide a range of diverse and student-centered teaching methods are used. Blackboard, a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that supports online learning and teaching, is used extensively. Students attend multidisciplinary lectures and tutorials.
This is a single trimester programme which may be commenced in January each year. The programme combines online learning with three contact days in University College Dublin during the programme term (possibly a weekday/Saturday). Students will benefit from:
Elder Abuse: a multidisciplinary imperative
With your newly developed skills in the management of elder abuse, you can work in a health care environment in a number of areas including:
Applications are made online through UCD Applications. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview (either face-to-face or via telecommunication) as part of the admission process.
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