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O que eu aprenderei?

Build on your knowledge and experience in the health care and social service fields with a two-semester post-graduate certificate. Gain the skills and attitudes necessary to provide a range of support to help clients, specifically the aged and the terminally ill and their families, live as independently as possible through the provision of compassionate care where quality of life is the primary objective and symptom control is the basis for care.

Find your career

This program is designed to enhance the knowledge of health care or social service professionals who support vulnerable populations, such as the aged and terminally ill, and their families.

Graduates of this program find rewarding careers in a variety of gerontology and palliative care specialty areas, including the following:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Retirement homes
  • Community-home agencies
  • Gerontology education

Is it for you?

People who thrive in this career are caring professionals who:

  • Enjoy interacting with people, talking and listening
  • Are comfortable working as part of a team
  • Come from a variety of backgrounds
  • Enjoy helping others

Experiential Learning

Through hands-on learning and an interprofessional health care team approach, gain the skills required to provide supportive care to clients who are experiencing physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural challenges:

  • Explore strategies for developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with aged and palliative patients, thereby fostering their dignity, self-worth and independence.
  • Learn how to effectively communicate with aging and palliative patients as well as with health care team members.
  • Study how individuals cope with pain as well as appropriate measures for providing comfort and pain management to the terminally ill and their families within your scope of practice.
  • Become familiar with ethical, legal and spiritual considerations with regard to the care of vulnerable populations, and develop an understanding of individual and multicultural approaches to aging, death, dying and grieving.
  • Apply theory and concepts as related to caring for vulnerable populations and palliative patients through a combination of a clinical practicum and immersive simulation.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Loyalist College in Toronto (Toronto Business College)

Opções de estudo

Período integral (1 ano)

CAD$14.332,50 (R$ 56.945) por ano
Data de início

7 Setembro 2022


Loyalist College in Toronto (Toronto Business College)

376 Wallbridge-Loyalist road,


Ontario (ON),

K8N 5B9, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Students need to have a diploma or degree from a recognized college or university or equivalent. Language Requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 560 (paper-based test), 84 (iBT internet-based test) with minimums of 21; IELTS (International English Language Test Service) - 6.5 overall with no bands less than 6.0 in each section; CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) - Overall band of 70, writing 60; Cambridge English Exam - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency; Pearson PTE Academic - Overall 60.

Para estudantes internacionais

Required academic preparation

Completion of a post-secondary certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or degree in any of the following disciplines:

  • Nursing
  • Social service worker or social worker
  • Personal support worker with commensurate experience

Or, an internationally educated health care provider

Additional requirements

  • Standard First Aid, Level “C” CPR certification
  • Clear, current Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Written documentation of immunization against certain communicable diseases is required prior to clinical placement

Language Requirements

TOEFL: (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 560 (paper-based test), 84 (iBT internet-based test) with minimums of 21

IELTS (International English Language Test Service) - 6.5 overall with no bands less than 6.0 in each section

CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) - Overall band of 70, writing 60

Cambridge English Exam - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency

Pearson PTE Academic - Overall 60

International students should apply as early as possible in order to allow enough time to obtain student visas and study permits, which can take several months depending on their home country. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they have enough time to apply for their study permit and/or student visa. As space in some programs may be limited, applicants are also strongly encouraged to apply to their desired intake. Applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis.


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