Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

(Information about Course Numbering System)

Gerontology 1100
Introduction to Gerontology
3-0; 3-0
An interdisciplinary overview of aging and later life. The content examines aging from physical, psychological, sociological, cultural, and public policy perspectives. Specific topics include normal and pathological changes as people age, changing demographics brought about by an aging population, implications of population aging for health care policy and social welfare, the relevance of culture to aging and inter-generational interactions (e.g. caregiving, elder abuse), the promotion of healthy aging to minimize risks of later-life disease and disability, uses of new technology to promote healthy aging, and issues concerning the end of life.

Gerontology 2010
Introduction to Palliative Care
3-0; or 3-0
An overview of the principles and practices of palliative care from a multidisciplinary and holistic perspective. Content includes psychosocial and physical issues, effective communication, grief and bereavement. This historical background of the hospice movement leading to the development of current philosophy of care will be explored. It is recommended but not required that this course be taken prior to other required courses in the Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Certificate Program.

Gerontology 2110
Overview of Dementia Studies
3-0; or 3-0
An introduction to the factors affecting the quality of life of people with dementia and their caregivers: the cultural, social and physical environments; social support; societal attitudes and intervention; and management strategies. Attention is given to 1) the diagnosis of dementia; 2) types, prevalence and course of the illness; 3) behavioural, cognitive, and physical symptoms; 4) ethical and legal issues; 5) professional management and treatment issues; 6) family caregiving issues; and 7) implications for health and social policy.

Gerontology 2139/Nursing 2139/Women's Studies 2139

Gerontology 2501/Sociology 2501/Women's Studies 2501
Family Sociology

Gerontology 2509/Sociology 2509
Sociology of Health and Illness
Students who have previously taken Gerontology 3509 may not take Gerontology 2509 for credit.

Gerontology 2511/Philosophy 2511
Biomedical Ethics

Gerontology 3070/Kinesiology 3070
Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity and Sport
(with permission of instructor)
Students who have taken Kinesiology 2071/Gerontology 2071 previously, may not take Kinesiology 3070/Gerontology 3070 for credit.

Gerontology 3100 (ST)
Special Topics
3-0; 3-0

Gerontology 3111 (ST)
Special Topics
3-0; or 3-0

Gerontology 3113/Anthropology 3113
Bioanthropology of Aging
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

Gerontology 3131/Psychology 3131
Psychology and Aging

Gerontology 3437/Social Work 3437
Social Work Practice with Older People
This course open only to second, third and fourth year students.

Gerontology 3439/Social Work 3439
Living with Grief and Loss

Gerontology 3450/Nursing 3450/Women's Studies 3450/Social Work 3450
Introduction to Case Management

Gerontology 3513/Sociology 3513
Sociology of Aging
Prerequisite: Sociology 1100 or Gerontology 1100 or permission of the instructor
Students who have previously taken Gerontology 4513 may not take Gerontology 3513 for credit.

Gerontology 4151/Psychology 4151
Advanced Studies in the Psychology of Aging

Gerontology 4511/Sociology 4511/Social Work 4511/Women's Studies 4511
Sociology of Disability

Gerontology 4515/Sociology 4515
Issues in Social Gerontology
Prerequisite: Sociology 1100 or Gerontology 1100, and two FCEs in Sociology or Gerontology at the third of fourth year level, or permission of the instructor

Gerontology 4719
Advanced Seminar in Gerontology
3-0; 0-0
An examination of recent cutting-edge research in gerontology. Because of the worldwide aging of populations, theoretical and practical knowledge about aging and the aged have become increasingly significant for practice and policy. The course will include presentations by researchers working on different issues in gerontology who will elaborate on research issues and findings relevant to their areas of expertise.

Gerontology 4770/Social Work 4770
Psychosocial Palliative Care



Information regarding interdisciplinary graduate programs and courses in Gerontology offered by the Faculty of Professional Schools may be found in the Faculty of Graduate Studies section of this Calendar on page 329.

See also:
Gerontology Programs
Faculty of Graduate Studies
- Information/Regulations
- Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Professional Schools - Specialization in Gerontology

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