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Department of Senior Citizen Service Management

Department of Senior Citizen Service Management

Affiliated with College of Recreation and Health Management


Introduction

In response to the trend In Taiwan toward an aging population, and declining fertility rates, our department aims at cultivating professionals with the cross-disciplinary skills needed for the senior citizen service industry. Our curriculum covers the fields of health promotion, social work, and service management, as follows:

  • Health Promotion: The objective of these courses is to cultivate professional skills in the planning and design of senior-citizen recreational activities and health management, with the goal of assisting senior citizens to engage in ”active aging”.
  • Social Work: In response to government policies to encourage “aging in place” and “community care,” as well as the development of long-term care insurance, our department aims to cultivate professionals in social welfare services.
  • Management of Senior Citizen Services: In these courses, students learn how to integrate business management techniques into health promotion, welfare and care services, in order to develop the skills necessary to become professionals in management. Currently, we focus on cultivating managers for long-term care facilities and community care services.

Teaching and Learning

Our core curriculum integrates health promotion, social work, and business management training, as well as promoting project management skills, in order to meet the diverse requirements of the senior service employment market. The curriculum design emphasizes the development of practical skills supported by theory. Connecting the resources of long-term care facilities, day care centers, and senior citizen services, we recruit faculty from the senior service industry and integrate practical training into teaching. Students learn not only from school classes but also from internships in industry, so as to elevate their career competitiveness. In addition, our department selects students to participate in practicums at long-term care facilities in Japan every year, enabling them to experience the cutting-edge practices of advanced caregiving institutions in other countries.


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