Gerontology is a study of late Adulthood and of Older Adults as a special group. Gerontologists are concerned with understanding the many aspects of ageing right from cellular processes involved in improving quality of life of older people.
The Human Rights framework in this course will be taught through the concepts of dignity and justice that identify and acknowledge, stereotypes regarding the elderly, familial biases, social myths and cultural faults. By identifying, these students can understand the issues at hand and develop a perspective on pursuing change in the attitude of society as well as advocate for governmental action to defend the dignity of the Older Adult.
Goals and Objectives:
- To prepare learners for interdisciplinary practice with older adults and their families while providing professional leadership in the field of Gerontology.
- To generate a trained cadre of functionaries for effective intervention based on a Human Rights perspective for enhancing the ‘Quality of Life’ of Older Adults.
- The Educational Objectives are as follows:
- To offer a comprehensive interdisciplinary ‘rights-based’ perspective in the field of gerontology
- To inculcate a holistic understanding of the biological, social, political and economic issues involved in working with Older Adults
- To impart the necessary attitudes and skills for making effective interventions in the field of Gerontology.
Centre: Centre for Lifelong Learning
Medium of Instruction: English
All candidates must be 25 years completed on 1st June 2017 or more at the time of applying for the Diploma Programmes of the Centre for Lifelong Learning.
- 12th pass with minimum two years of work experience or graduate in any discipline and minimum age of 25 years. Priority would be given to those who are working in social work organisations.
- All NGO personnel involved with geriatric services in fields such as health, mental health and education; administrators of human service organizations and corporate sector personnel.
- The Course will cater to all who intend to branch out or initiate services for the elderly.
- The Diploma Programme has an interdisciplinary focus and so it will invite those from medical, legal and financial backgrounds who wish to address issues of elderly and to audit specific subjects in particular.
- Consideration will be given to candidates in the age group 55+.
|Last Date for Receipt of Completed Form at the Institute by Post and in Person||31st May, 2017|
|Date of announcement of short list|| |
5th June, 2017
|Personal Interview||5th to 7th June, 2017|
|Announcement of Selection on TISS Website||8th June, 2017|
|Orientation and Commencement of Academic Session 2017–2018||10th June, 2017|
For more details about the course, please visit this link and to apply visit this link.