Interprofessional Practice - Gerontology
Program Code: IPGS (International) Length of Program: Two-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Term 1 LHC-1074 Patient and Family Centred Care LHC-1083 Patient Safety LHC-1093 Evidence Based Practice IPG-1003 Interprofessional Practice - A Canadian Perspective IPG-1013 The Aging Population COM-3013 Professional Communications Term 2 PSW-2003 Palliative Care IPG-2003 Leadership in Canadian Health Care LHC-2094 Cultural Competence for Health Care Providers LHC-2104 Leadership in Canadian Health Care Lab IPG-2013 Frailty in the Elderly IPG-2032 Career Development Academic Break Academic Break Term 3 IPG-3004 Canadian Community Practice IPG-3014 Principles of Canadian Long Term Care IPG-3023 Working with Clients with Dementia IPG-3033 Mental Health and the Aging Population IPG-3043 Patient Navigation in Canada Term 4 IPG-4006 Placement CPL-5559 WIL Project

The Lambton College Interprofessional Practice - Gerontology, Ontario College Graduate Certificate focuses on preparing graduates to work interprofessionally to enhance their professional practice to care for aging adults and families who require complex and/or long-term care within institutions or in the home in Canada. In the program, students develop skills in collaborative patient-centred care and inclusive practice.

Program curriculum includes comprehensive patient assessment and team approaches to client and family centric care planning and delivery. Students also study various age-related changes in social, psychological and biological functions to evaluate the implications of these changes on individuals' ability to interact with their social and physical environments and on individuals' care needs.

As a culmination of program learning, students participate in both an interprofessional field placement within a community organization as well as a Work Integrated Learning Project. Program curriculum along with real world experiences prepares graduates for employment in a range of Canadian work settings including senior centres, day and leisure programs, research and education services, retirement homes, long term care homes, group homes and home support services.

Please Note: This program has specific placement requirements - review requirements before leaving your home country.

Admission Requirements

A university degree in a health related field.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the program will gain enhanced knowledge, skill and vision in working with the elderly within Canadian health care system.

This program does not meet the preparatory requirements or the eligibility criteria to write the registration exams to qualify as a registered practical nurse or registered nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Please visit the College of Nurses of Ontario to learn more about how to become a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) in Ontario. The college will not provide evidence of language proficiency and students must write the accepted language proficiency tests as set out by the CNO.

Career positions may include, but are not limited to: continuing care assistant, geriatric aide, geriatric health care attendant, health care aide, health care assistant, hospice worker, institutional aide, and long-term care aide.

Tuition Fees

Please visit the international tuition fee section for individual program fees. For more information regarding tuition, please contact or 519-542-7751 ext 3018.