This programme aims to respond to social needs and market needs arising from the increasing numbers of elderly persons with disabilities who require special gerontological services, and from the evolution of the geriatric sector, which means constantly adapting to advances in knowledge, new technologies, and organisational and social change.


The overall aim is to learn elements of management and optimisation of human resources, and about medical, psychological and social aspects of gerontology that enable professionals to plan, organise and deploy the resources of geriatric centres so as to provide care of the highest standard.

- Learn about ageing as a social phenomenon and about the social and cultural reality of elderly persons.

- Learn about the organisation and objectives of the current social and health care model, the network of resources, the different areas of intervention, and ongoing policies on social and health issues.
- Learn and apply the rules, recommendations and basic principles governing the physical structure of a centre (architectural and environmental design).
- Learn to carry out the functional organisation of a centre and use suitable management tools.
- Learn, apply and promote quality assurance measures within the organisation.
- Learn and apply strategies to optimise human resources.
- Learn the functions of the principal members of the interdisciplinary team, promote teamwork and provide information on ways to combat the burnout that is often experienced by care workers.
- Learn to carry out or supervise the economic and financial management of a geriatric centre.
- Learn to draw up an economically viable plan for creating or refurbishing a gerontology service or centre.
- Learn the medical, psychological and social aspects of gerontological care: the instruments for physical, psychological and social assessment, and the different techniques for stimulating and maintaining cognitive, sensory, motor, social and affective capacities.
- Foster communicative and interpersonal skills and attitudes to attain the highest levels of quality in care, information, and dealings with both users and their families.

Access requirements

- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA university diploma, preferably in human or social sciences. Alternatively, proven professional experience involving management functions in a geriatric centre (subject to interview).

Career opportunities

- Management of gerontological centres (care homes or day centres for the elderly) or of healthcare, social or administrative areas in such centres.
- This programme adds to the professional competences of those who work in a gerontological centre (in medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, physiotherapy, social education, occupational therapy, etc.).


Esther Arozarena


UAB Graduate Diploma
10% discount Alumni Premium

16 Edition
Places: 26
Orientation: Professional
Code: 1381/16
Price: 2500 ¤
Special price: 2250¤
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Modality: Blended
Location: Casa de Convalescència
Dates: from 25/10/2019 to 26/09/2020
Teaching language:
Spanish (100%)
Coordinating centres:
Departamento de Psicología Básica, Evolutiva y de la Educación

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