Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Social Gerontology comes under the stream of Health Sciences. It is an applied science which deals with human health. There are two parts in the study namely study, research, and knowledge of health on one hand and the application of that knowledge to improve health, cure diseases, and understand how humans function on the other.
The two-semester diploma course covers areas such as policies, programmes and services, health, nutrition, environment, research methods and special needs of the elderly. This course will be an added qualification for professionals who have worked at least for a year in the field of gerontology before. The course comprises mental, social and physical health. Candidates who wish to serve in the health sector need to select science stream after 10th, get themselves trained properly to enter into this course.
After completion of the course, students have abundant career options to choose from. Students can engage in direct services at old age homes, residential and day care facilities, rehabilitation services in the government and private sector. They can also initiate and sustain research, training, welfare programmes and services for older adults.