Specialist Certificate in Gerontology

The experience


Online learning

As a student at a school committed to professional, continuing and executive education, you’ll have access to high-quality online education tools – all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Your virtual classroom is academically robust and designed to prepare you for competition in your field. You will expand your skills and knowledge via innovative technologies like webinars, podcasts and moderated discussion forums.

Why study online?

The online learning environment has been carefully devised by expert academics, alongside learning designers and technology specialists, to facilitate an interactive and flexible student experience.

At the University of Melbourne, you will have access to the best minds and a dynamic peer group. Throughout the course, you will be able to engage closely with fellow online students and share your knowledge with each other.

Gain access to the highest levels of support

From your initial expression of interest right through to graduation, you’ll receive all the technical support you need.

Don’t be surprised if you learn our student support team members by name – they are dedicated, personal and friendly and they understand that every student experience is unique. If a challenge arises, they’ll do everything in their power to assist you so that you can continue to have an excellent learning experience.

Our online student support consultants can assist with:

  • Enrolment and subject assistance
  • Administrative logistics and fee options
  • Technical support, regular health checks, and technical support during live webinars
  • Online learning skills and workload management
  • Special circumstances.

Who you will learn from

Your online learning experience is enriched by interaction with lecturers, tutors and your fellow classmates. You can expect input and feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as regular real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students.

Find out more about the University of Melbourne online learning experience.

You will learn from:

  • Dr Tim Adair, Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • Dr Cate Bailey, Research Fellow, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • Associate Professor Ralph Hampson, Senior Lecturer Social Work
  • Dr Ros McDougall, Senior Lecturer in Health Ethics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • Dr Tessa Peasgood, Senior Lecturer in Health Economics and Economic Evaluation, Melbourne School of Population  and Global Health
  • Professor Alan Pert, Professor of Architecture, Melbourne School of Design
  • Dr Jenny Waycott, Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Information Systems
  • Associate Professor Cathy Said, Associate Professor of Physiotherapy, Western Health Physiotherapy
  • Dr Alice Rota-Bartelink, Curriculum Development Lecturer, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • Dr Ali, Barr, Coordinator, Capstone (MPH and MoA) and Honours, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.