Geriatric Nursing

Code908
SchoolSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
DepartmentDepartment of Geriatric Nursing
DegreeM.Sc. (Master of Science).
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Program Description: 

Geriatric Nursing is a branch of nursing in the framework of holistic care and health promotion policies for the elderly. The graduates provide specialist services to the elderly, including health promotion practices, rehabilitation services and social welfare assistance.   

The graduates are expert enough to provide effective care, from prevention to rehabilitation, for the elderly, their families and the society, at large.  They are able to diagnose the biological, psychological, social as well as cultural needs of the elderly and perform appropriate interventions, like specific rehabilitation services, to promote the quality of their health, by developing principles of good human relationships.    

The program intends to provide efficient nursing care to the elderly by graduates with necessary knowledge, attitude, and capabilities in this field. Accordingly, old people and their families can attain their highest potentials in function and competency. They can have, maintain and promote their quality of life as far as possible. In addition, due measures are adopted to fulfill their special needs and their coping behaviors with life changes (due to age process and possible disabilities) are supported. In terms of social functioning, they are helped to preserve their essential daily activities by helping them to have an active social presence. 

 

Objectives:

Specific Competencies and Skills 

At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following Skills:

  • Health-related skills
  • Procedural skills
  • Nurturing skills 
  • Referral and follow-up skills
  • Assessment and diagnostic skills 

 

Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:  Holding a Bachelor’s degree in nursing (B.Sc.) received in Iran or abroad

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.

Duration: 2.5 years

 

Courses and number of credits:

Prerequisite courses:                 4 credits (conditional)

Basic Courses:                              7 credits

Special Courses:                           21 credits

Thesis:                                          4 credits

Total:                                            36 credits

 

Program Curriculum

For access to overall structure of the course Click Here.

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Geriatric Nursing 

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of  Geriatric Nursing  Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: Dr. Khatera Silani

Tel.:  ( 98 21) 61054120 - 61054119

Email  : nursing_intl@tums.ac.ir

Website: 

Address: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tohid Square, Nosrat Street, Tehran 14197-33171, Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169

Email: admission@tums.ac.ir

Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran

 

 

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