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Interdisciplinary Dementia Studies Certificate Program(TB)(W)

The program consists of four half-courses (two full course equivalents): three required half-courses and one half-course elective. All courses must be taken from Lakehead University. A maximum of one half-course may be double-counted from another Lakehead University program. It is recommended that students successfully complete Gerontology 1110 or Gerontology/Nursing/Women's Studies 2139 - Gerontology prior to taking the other two required courses. Upon successful completion of all four half-courses with a minimum overall average of 60%, the student will be awarded the Certificate in Dementia Studies.

Credits obtained within this program may be transferred to other Lakehead University programs, subject to the regulations governing those programs.

Required Courses:
(a) Gerontology 1110 - Introduction to Gerontology
Gerontology 2139/Nursing 2139/Women's Studies 2139 - Gerontology
(b) Gerontology 2110 - Overview of Dementia Studies
(c) Gerontology 3230/Social Work 3230 - Dementia Care: A Case Study Approach

Elective Courses:
Students should select one half-course elective from this list:
Gerontology 2010 - Introduction to Palliative Care
Gerontology 3450/Nursing 3450/Social Work 3450/Women's Studies 3450 - Introduction to Case Management
Nursing 2410 - Health in Chronic and Terminal Conditions
Philosophy 2511 - Biomedical Ethics
Social Work 3439/Gerontology 3439 - Living With Grief and Loss

Additional half-credit courses may be considered for the elective half-credit for the Interdisciplinary Certificate in Dementia Studies Program, at the discretion of the Program Co-ordinator. Written approval of the Program Co-ordinator is required prior to application for the Certificate.