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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Natural Health Science
Gerontology via distance learning
This Doctor Ph.D. Degree of gerontology studies the social, cultural, psychological, cognitive, and biological aspects of aging. It is different from geriatrics, a branch of medical science concerned with the prevention and treatment of diseases in older people. Gerontology explores how to improve the quality of life and promote the well-being of people as they age through research, education, and the application of interdisciplinary knowledge of the aging process and aging populations.
The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...
* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.
Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)
45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
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Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...
Doctor Ph.D. Degree
Gerontology via distance learning
45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
+ 42 Academic credits - Gerontology Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.
+ 42 Academic credits: Gerontology Online
BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...
Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.
601GER - Physical Activity & Wellness
602GER - Therapeutic Exercise
603GER - Human Body & Mind
604GER - Understanding Disease
605GER - Gerontology Health Policy
606GER - Wellness & Health
607GER - Disabilities & Assistive Technology
608GER - Nutrition in Aging
609GER - Human Pathology
610GER - Anti-Aging Therapy
611GER - Nutrition & Chronic Disease
612GER - Nutrition in Acute Care
613GER - Thanatology Death Studies
614GER - Gerontology
Bibliography: Gerontology via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Natural Health Science from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Wellness & Health.
Research work resources and network - Doctor - Gerontology:
ABG - Associação Brasileira de Gerontologia
AFAR - American Federation for Aging Research
AGE - European Older Peopleґs Platform
BSG - British Society of Gerontology
EURAG - European Federation of Older Persons
FIAPAM - Federación Iberoamericana de Asociaciones de Personas Adultas Mayores
GSA - Gerontological Society of America
IAGG - International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics
IFA - International Federation on Ageing
ILC - International Longevity Centre Global Alliance
INPEA - International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
ISG - International Society for Gerontechnology
RLG - Red Latinoamericana de Gerontología
SEGG - Sociedad Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
SFGG - Société Française de Gériatrie et Gérontologie
Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...
+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).
Admission requirements: Doctor - Gerontology
Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...
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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Gerontology
The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...
EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.
The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Gerontology. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Gerontology to different Natural Health Science decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...
EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.
The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Gerontology, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Natural Health Science
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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Gerontology