15/02/2018 - 08/03/2018    
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Bookings closed


St. Lukes Home
Mahon, Cork

QQI Level 6    Gerontology (N32963)


Date Time Content

Day 1


9.30am – 4.30pm

ð  Introduction

ð  Theories of Ageing

ð  Psychological & Psychological Changes associated with ageing

ð  Assignment information.


Day 2


9.30am – 4.30pm

ð  Demographics

ð  Traditional vs Emerging ideas of old age

ð  Stereotypes & Attitudes

ð  Sociological Aspects of Ageing

ð  Advice re reflective diary.


Day 3


9.30am – 4.30pm

ð  The impact of an ageing population on society

ð  Government Departments, Services and Local & National Organisations available to older people

ð  Alternatives to long term care and global innovations

ð  Meeting the needs of the older person and their family in long term care

ð  Advice and Preparation for assignments


Day 4


9.30am – 4.30pm

ð  Opportunities and Growth in older age

ð  Responses to Life Transitions

ð  Skills and Preparation for adjustments to older adult life

ð  Studies and research into the ageing process


Day 5


9.30am – 4.30pm

ð  Relationships and Emotional supports for old age

ð  How adult development impacts on ageing

ð  Healthy and unhealthy attitudes to death & dying


Day 6


9.30am – 4.30pm

ð  Concepts and Reactions to ideas and new learning

ð  Emotional reactions & personal growth –  Discussion

ð  Practical ideas to integrate the learning experiences into life and work

ð  One-to-One support and advice re progress on assignments



  • The course will be delivered over a six day period. Subject to demand it may be possible to run the programme over afternoons and evening rather than morning/afternoon sessions


  • 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.


  • Assessment will consist of
    • a learner record: 60%
    • a project/assignment: 40%


  • Attendance is advised on each of the six days as the course is designed to build on previous learning. This will also facilitate the fulfilment of the assessments required at the end of the course.


  • This course will provide both those with a nursing and non-nursing background with a gerontological qualification, in line with HIQA


Course will commence in Spring 2018. Dates to be confirmed.

Training Provider: St. Lukes Home


Bookings are closed for this event.

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