O que eu aprenderei?

Supporting and enhancing the lives of the aging person and their families is a growing and dynamic field. In fact, for the first time in Canadian history, there are more people over the age of 65, than under the age of 15*, which means careers working with seniors are in demand.

This graduate certificate program is designed to offer students the knowledge and skills needed to enhance their professional practice in the care of aging adults. Students with previous experience in social work, recreation and leisure, developmental disabilities and allied health, will develop expertise in the collaborative person centred care of the aging person through advanced concepts such as geriatric mental health, cultural diversity, thanatology, therapeutic recreation and inclusive practice.

Students will also be provided a 200 hour, interprofessional field placement which includes research opportunities within a community organizations. This valuable experience prepares graduates for employment in a range of settings including senior centres, day and leisure programs, research and education services, retirement homes, long term care facilities, group homes and home support services.

Career Opportunities

This program will provide a broad range of community service and health care professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with older adults. Graduates may find employment opportunities working in interprofessional teams within senior centres, day and leisure programs, retirement homes, long term care facilities, group homes or home support services. Students may also find employment in educational and health promotion programs for seniors or supporting seniors in a case coordination role.

Program Description

This graduate certificate program is designed to offer students the relevant knowledge and skills needed to enhance their professional practice in the care of the specialized population of aging adults. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in recreation and leadership, geriatric mental health, thanatology, and social interventions that support quality of life and person-centred care. Participation in an interprofessional field placement and capstone research project with community organizations will further prepare graduates for employment in diverse settings involving the support of seniors in residential, leisure, or day programs as well as in educational or case coordination services.

Learning Outcomes

Comply with legislation and regulations governing professional practice within the Canadian health care system.
Apply research in current issues and trends in gerontology to inform senior care plans and services.
Consider the availability and effectiveness of community resources and referrals to plan, navigate and advocate for senior care.
Analyze the strengths and needs of seniors independently or with an interprofessional team to plan, implement and evaluate programs.
Assess the communicative, mental, physical, emotional and social health of older adults to promote healthy aging.
Communicate effectively to promote person and family centered care and strengthen interprofessional collaborative practice.

De qual departamento farei parte?

School of Community Studies

Opções de estudo

Período integral (1 ano)

Valores
CAD$15.923,30 (R$ 49.499) por ano
Total fees due per term: CAN $7,961.65

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Data de início

Setembro 2020, Janeiro 2021

Localização

Fanshawe College

London campus,

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard,

LONDON,

Ontario (ON),

N5Y 5R6, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

Student must have: A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree or Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above. English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years.

Para estudantes internacionais

Post-secondary diploma, advanced diploma or degree OR a combination of relevant education and work experience in a related field as judged by the College OR five years of equivalent work experience in the health or human services industry as judged by the College. In some cases a resume and cover letter may be requested.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years

Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

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Sobre a universidade

90,3% dos alunos da Fanshawe estão empregados em até 6 meses após a graduação e 85,8% dos empregadores se dizem satisfeitos com seu desempenho.

  • Uma das maiores faculdades de Ontário oferecendo 200 programas
  • Campus cênico ao longo de 100 hectares na ‘Cidade da Floresta’
  • Alta satisfação estudantil pela qualidade do ensino (KPIs)
  • Fortes laços com indústrias e organizações de liderança