Singapore University of Social Sciences

Advanced Topics in Gerontology

Advanced Topics in Gerontology (HDS601)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 12 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Gerontology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


In this series of seminars, PhD programme candidates are expected to make one presentation per semester, up to a total of two over one academic year. The seminars would be integrative and multidisciplinary, and aimed at engaging doctoral students to discuss and analyse their ideas and theories related to their PhD dissertation. Through discussion and debate, creative and critical thinking skills would be sharpened in preparation for their qualifying examination. The aims of the seminars (which will be open to Master level students and staff of HDSS) are to hone the presentation skills of the doctoral students as well as deepen their understanding of the complexity of topics in gerontology.

Level: 6
Credit Units: 10


  • To be jointly decided by the students and faculty, based on students’ own personal research interests in discussion with their supervisors. The SUSS faculty would ensure that the topics are scholarly, relevant to the respective disciplines and would have the high likelihood of improving their critical thinking skills.

Learning Outcome

  • Integrate knowledge across disciplines to conduct a comprehensive literature review and case studies.
  • Critique research studies regarding design, implementation, reporting.
  • Appraise application of theoretical and conceptual knowledge.
  • Improve articulation and presentation skills.
  • Construct a comprehensive and rigorous research proposal.
  • Synthesise knowledge, and show ability to transfer and apply across different contexts.
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