University of Malta

The Institute of Gerontology at the University of Malta

July 5, 1999 Malta -- The Institute was established in 1989 and offers Diploma Courses in Gerontology and Geriatrics and also a Master's Degree. During the last nine years 167 participants from 40 countries have successfully graduated from the Institute. In July 1994, the Institute was chosen as a WHO Collaborating Center for Healthy Aging.

In collaboration with the United Nations International Institute on Aging (INIA), The Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Malta, will be offering the Tenth International PostGraduate Course leading to a Diploma in Gerontology and Geriatrics. This multi-disciplinary one-year full-time program is aimed at providing a better understanding of the various aspects of aging and the needs of the geriatric population.

It offers a unique opportunity for systematic multi-disciplinary training in a wide range of areas in the fields of Gerontology and Geriatrics. It consists of 13 study units, 2 practice placements, and a long essay in an approved area of study. The program was designed by an International Group of Experts during a meeting convened in 1989 by the United Nations International Institute on Aging, in collaboration with the University of Malta, WHO, and UNESCO.

The Tenth Program will start on Friday, October 1, 1999 and will run until Friday, June 14, 2000. For further information and an official application form, please contact The Director at the address listed below. You are also welcome to browse the Institute's website at Yahoo!/GeoCities .

Dr. Joseph Troisi, Director
Institute of Gerontology
University of Malta
Msida, MSD 06; MALTA

Voice: 356-32902237
FAX: 356-319526