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Event Title: Death, Dying, and Mourning: Applied Thanatology Online Graduate Certificate Program
Organization: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Date of Event: January 26, 2015 to January 31, 2020
Location: Online program
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201
United States
Postal Code: 21201
Contact: Michelle Pearce
Audience: Public, Health Care Professionals, Volunteers, Other
Category: Online course

Death, Dying, and Mourning: Applied Thanatology is a 12-credit, three-course online graduate certificate program that can be completed over the course of one year. The Winter/Spring and Fall courses are 15 weeks long and the Summer course is 8 weeks long. Participants will acquire knowledge, sensitivity, and advanced skills for providing specialized care for those dealing with death, dying, and grief. Course content will focus on the professional application of information, research, theory, and skills in the field thanatology with an emphasis on participants’ own personal development as an instrument of healing. The influence of history, culture, human development, psychology, religion, law, and ethics on contemporary attitudes and values related to death and dying will be examined. The interdisciplinary nature of these topics and the diverse course faculty will ensure an interprofessional experience for enrolled participants. The Association for Death Education and Counseling® has deemed this program as counting toward the continuing education requirements for the ADEC CT and FT programs.

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