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Academic Courses and Learning Opportunitiesolder adult help

There are opportunities available through McMaster for healthcare professionals who may be interested in learning more about aging and working with older adults through structured courses that build on their existing skills.

  • Regional Geriatric Program Certificate Program:

    The Geriatric Certificate Program aims to improve our aging population’s quality of care through a unique combination of well-developed educational programs. It is a McMaster University-Accredited Certificate Program open to anyone interested in gaining the knowledge and skill required to provide best practice geriatric care. In both the Regulated and Non-Regulated education streams, learners complete five required and two elective courses.
  • iGericare

    This series of ten easy to understand lessons, helpful resources and built-in online community is designed to help provide information to people caring for adults with dementia to their reduce stress and increase quality of life for caregivers and patients. It is free and can be accessed from anywhere on your desktop, tablet, or phone.

Want to Learn More?

There are a number of resources available at McMaster for health professionals who may be interested in learning more about aging and working with older adults, without enrolling in a full class. Here are some of the options available: 

  • The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging brings together researchers from all Faculties of McMaster to collaborate on finding answers to some of the questions in the field of aging and create useable, practical, older adults-centred solutions. The Institute holds events throughout the year that provide health professionals, researchers and the interested public with opportunities to learn about how cutting edge research can contribute to helping older adults live healthier lives.
  • The Gilbrea Centre offers seminars and workshops on improving the lives of older adults. A full listing can be found on their website.
  • Take a free course, “Working with Older Adults,” on the MacHealth portal.
  • Read about evidence-based answers to questions commonly asked by older adults on the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal
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