Internship focuses on the practical training of students for leadership in the gerontological field. This 200 hour internship provides the student with a placement at a social/health service agency where students practices the skills learnt in the classroom accompanied by interactive seminars. Besides attending to clients, the students also learn about the running of the organisation. There will be a series of seminars in which the students discuss issues relating to their practicum in a group setting. The student will be matched with a supervisor with the relevant knowledge and skills. The attachment can be in an eldercare agency for example a nursing home, silver industry or a voluntary welfare agency running programmes for well elderly. The student is required to enter into an agreement or contract with the supervisor at the initial stage of the attachment and the objectives will be jointly drawn up. The evaluation at the end of the attachment will be made using the objectives initially stated as a guide. The student may start the internship after completing the 6 core modules and may take 5 months to complete the internship. Internship is compulsory for students without prior experience in professional/voluntary work with older people.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July