28 Feb '11, 9am

DTN Singapore: SIM University to offer Master of Gerontology: SINGAPORE: From July this year, SIM University wil...

SINGAPORE: From July this year, SIM University will offer a Master of Gerontology, the first of its kind in Singapore. UniSIM said the multi-disciplinary programme will allow individuals to seek specialised training and upgrade their skills and qualifications. It said the programme will also prepare graduates for leadership roles in the eldercare industry. At the programme's launch, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Mr Lim Boon Heng, said the programme is a timely one. He said it comes as Singapore faces a rapidly ageing population, with a projected one in five residents being over 65 years old in 2030. The programme is already widely offered in countries like Australia, the United States and in the United Kingdom. UniSIM said while the programme is targeted at those with a background in areas like psychology, social work and nursing, it is also suitable for those w...

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