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Cardiff University: Ageing Health and Disease

Institution Cardiff University
Department School of Medicine
Telephone 029 2087 9999
Study type Taught


This MSc aims to offer health and social care professionals, and graduates in related fields, the opportunity to explore the complex health and social needs of older individuals living in today’s society. It provides high quality integrated and multidisciplinary education in the field of ageing, health and disease through the teaching and learning opportunities in the modules.

The teaching draws on the latest thinking and research evidence in the field and the course is open to a range of health and social care professionals, mirroring the multidisciplinary nature of gerontology.

The course aims to provide key biological, social, ethical, demographic, economic and psychosocial aspects of aging, together with an assessment of their relevance and the implications for work with older people. In addition, you will develop an understanding of some of the common physical and mental illnesses encountered in older individuals.


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