Care of Vulnerable Populations


Course Description

Build on your knowledge and experience in the health care and social service fields with a two-semester post-graduate certificate. Gain the skills and attitudes necessary to provide a range of support to help clients, specifically the aged and the terminally ill and their families, live as independently as possible through the provision of compassionate care where quality of life is the primary objective and symptom control is the basis for care.

This program is designed to enhance the knowledge of health care or social service professionals who support vulnerable populations, such as the aged and terminally ill, and their families. 

Graduates of this program find rewarding careers in a variety of gerontology and palliative care specialty areas, including the following:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Retirement homes
  • Community-home agencies
  • Gerontology education

Is it for you?

People who thrive in this career are caring professionals who:

  • Enjoy interacting with people, talking and listening
  • Are comfortable working as part of a team
  • Come from a variety of backgrounds
  • Enjoy helping others

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