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UK College of Holistic Training

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REQUIRED TEXT FOR THIS COURSE:

Stuart-Hamilton, Ian. The Psychology of Ageing: An Introduction. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012.

A FREE copy of the textbook is given to UK students.
Non-UK students will need to purchase their own copy.

UK students: if you buy the KINDLE version of the textbook, you may deduct a discount of 15.



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Psychology of Ageing

Distance Learning Course Details

 


   College accreditation: International Association for
  Distance Learning
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Course accreditation: ACCPH and gsmts.


A distance learning introductory course for anyone who helps, treats or cares for the elderly, or anyone with an interest in the subject of ageing or in a related profession.

Total recommended period of study: 1 to 3 months. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.

Cost: 145.00  (145 Pounds Sterling - for currency conversion see www.xe.com )

A FREE textbook will be included for students from the UK.  Students outside the UK will need to pay extra for the textbook and postage.

UK students can deduct 15 discount if they buy the KINDLE version of the textbook.

Method of study: 

Textbook study. Written assignments based on textbooks and self-reflection. Assignment questions are issued by email and students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by email.

 

Details:

As the mature and elderly sections of the population increase, and our lifespans get longer, more and more attention is being devoted to the topic of ageing and how it affects people’s needs and abilities. In psychology alone, the number of studies has burgeoned over recent years, and these studies are informed by various disciplines.

Helping professionals, health professionals, counsellors, carers and helpers, social workers, complementary therapists, informed senior citizens and their relatives, legal and other professionals and key decision-makers need a comprehensive understanding of how ageing can affect the brain and the intellect, memory, language, personality and lifestyle, and existing mental health conditions. Issues such as “ageism”, awareness of death and the use of technology by the elderly are also receiving more attention.

This course, using a tertiary-level textbook, is suited for persons with some previous study of counselling, psychology, social work or other relevant disciplines and for the educated general reader.

It begins with how ageing is defined and continues with:

  • coverage of brain and cognitive changes,

  • implications for different types of memory,

  • language recognition and the role of reading,

  • attitudes to ageing and cross-cultural differences,

  • changes in lifestyle,

  • ageing and marriage,

  • mental health and dementia, and

  • death, dying and bereavement.

Work required for this course

There are eight mini-essay assignments, requiring short summaries and interpretations of what you learn from the text, plus a final essay on an aspect of ageing. There will be a choice of essay topics to suit people of different backgrounds and levels of expertise.

 

Qualification

Successful graduates will receive the Certificate in Psychology of Ageing awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which is a private UK qualification. The college is accredited by the International Association for Distance Learning.

This course is approved by The Guild for Stress Management and Trauma Specialists as a professional development course.

 


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