Major name: Geriatrics and Management

Level: junior college

Category of discipline: Public service

Admission requirements: A regular high-school, vocational high-school, technical-school or secondary-professional school diploma.

Objectives: This major aims to train its students in the relevant management skills, enabling them to meet the needs of geriatric care in China; develop them in an all-round way in terms of morality, intelligence, physical, aesthetic and labor education, give them a high level of ideological political consciousness, and ensure that they are ethical and humane; make them care about the elderly and understand how to care for them, and able to face the needs of all kinds of older adults in terms of physiology, psychology, rehabilitation and health care.

Time: 2 years full-time, 8 years part-time, with a minimum length of study of 2.5 years.

Forms of study: Open education

Total class hours and credits: 1,404 class hours, 78 credits

Main courses: Basic Geriatric Nursing, Mental Health of Older Adults, Basics of Medication for Older Adults, Human Anatomy, Social Psychological Adaptation, Nutrition and Diet for Older Adults, Treatment of Common Diseases of Older Adults, Geriatric TCM, Rehabilitation for Older Adults, Nursing for Older Adults, Safe Living Environments for Older Adults, Lifestyle and Aging, Geriatric Psychopathology, Geriatric First Aid, Health Assessment of Older Adults, Health-information Management, Organization and Planning of Activities for Older Adults.