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Course Name : Diploma in Geriatric Care

Eligibility : Diploma Programme shall be 12th or equivalent, in any stream

Program Duration : 1 Year

Programme fees : 24,000 /-



Diploma in Geriatric Care

Programme Introduction

Considering the rising “Geriatric Population” in India, there is an acute need for the individuals who can provide quality care to the geriatric segment. With most of the families going nuclear, the elders are left alone to take care of themselves. This calls for courses such as Diploma in Geriatric Care which will produce quality carers who will provide appropriate service to the elderly population. The course thus aims to produce quality carers who will be able to demonstrate geriatric care, demonstrate understanding of various geriatric health issues, deal with emergencies, communicate well with the service user and the relatives and Demonstrate use of geriatric assistance equipment.The diploma is designed for individuals who have not completed higher specialty training as geriatricians, to give recognition to healthcare practitioners who have developed an in-depth critical understanding of the clinical knowledge and skills required in the field of geriatric medicine to provide expert care for older people.

Eligibility for Admission

The candidate should be a matriculate or 10th pass

Employability/Skill enhancement

Undertaking this course will enable the students to have better employment opportunities as they will receive training in assessing condition of the service user, learn various aspects of geriatric care, deal with various emergencies and understand various health issues related to geriatric age group.

Career Prospects/Job Role

Gerontological nurses work in a variety of settings, including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation care, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, retirement homes, community health agencies, and the patient's home. Students get jobs as gerontological nurses and work under various designations, like: 

Nurses and nursing assistants, Socialworkers, home health and personal care aides, and Community service workers.

Semester-wise Listing of Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits   Course Code Course Name Credits
GE 1.1 Functional English 4   GE 2.1 Basics of Economics and Markets 4
GE 1.2 Communication Skills - I 4   GE 2.2 Environment Sciences 4
GE 1.3 Computing Skills - I 4   GE 2.3 Ethics and Governance 4
GC1 Basics of Gerontology and Geriatric Care 2   GC 5 Emergencies 2
GC 2 Psycho-social Support for Geriatric Age Group 2   GC 6 Basic Knowledge of Communication and Medical Technology 2
GC 3 Basic Geriatric Nursing 2   GC 7 Basic Knowledge of Mobility Aids 2
GC 4 Common Geriatric Health Issues 2   GC 8 Legal and Financial Support to Geriatric Age Group 2


Course Code Course Name Credits   Course Code Course Name Credits
GC VP1 Clinical Internship 10   GC VP2 Clinical Internship 12
GC P1 Project 2   GC P2 Project 2

*The skill training component is 50% to 60% ranging from 600 hours to 720 hours per year depending upon the industry requirement.

Programme fees: Rs.  24,000/-per annum
Examination fees:Rs.1,600/- per semester and Rs. 3200 per annum
Caution Deposit (Refundable): Rs.5000


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