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MASTER’S DEGREE IN COMMUNITARY PSYCHOGERONTOLOGY

PRESENTATION The Master’s Degree in Communitary Psychogerontology combines Psychology with Gerontology in the Community. Register in code CNAF 311-Psychology. This is specialised training in ageing designed in a psychological perspective, which also has a multidisciplinary and more active approach to tackle individual, social and community ageing problems in health and illness. Its aim is to qualify professionals to support the older members of society, at present or in the future, to have knowledge of psychogerontology, good practices and know-how for organising initiatives and community and social projects that create awareness and solve problems in a professional environment, focusing on innovation, development and sustainability. It is directed towards professionals from the areas of psychology, social sciences, education, health, nursing, social services, sociocultural entertainment, occupational therapy and physiotherapy and is open to other professionals with interest in these areas.

OBJECTIVES Update knowledge and techniques regarding psychological, physical, mental and social development of the ageing process. Organise and implement personal, social and educational training courses and activities to promote health and risk prevention of this age group and the well-being of the elderly. Acquire competences to intervene in solving problems that may arise regarding the mental health of the elderly in a responsible way. Implement the means to assess and diagnose human capacities. Develop intervention and training programmes in institutions for the senior population that promote productive ageing. Implement the basic means to supply healthcare to the elderly and help with their rehabilitation. Play and active part in the fight against poverty in order to satisfy the basic needs of the elderly, directing resources towards sustainability.

Coordinator Maria Cristina Faria | mcfaria@ipbeja.pt

SERIALISATION CRITERIA Contained in the annual public notice, available on the IPBeja site www.ipbeja.pt QR Code for accessing the course website

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