GERONTOLOGY PROGRAMS


1. BA (Gerontology Major)

Three Year program
Courses will be chosen in consulation with the Coordinator.

First Year:
(a) Gerontology 1100
(b) Two FCEs from Group I (see Social Sciences and Humanities Regulations, First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements, page 203)
(c) One FCE from Group II
(d) One FCE elective (It is recommended that this be a science course.)

Second Year:
(a) Two FCEs in Gerontology at the second or third year level
(b) Psychology 2101 (see Department of Psychology - Academic Regulations, note 2, page 249) or one FCE in introductory statistics or research methods from another academic unit, chosen in consultation with that academic department and with the approval of the Gerontology Coordinator
(c) Two FCE electives

Third Year:
(a) Gerontology 4719
(b) Three FCEs in Gerontology
(c) One and a half FCE electives


2. Honours BA (Gerontology and Psychology)

Four Year program
An overall average of 70% in Gerontology courses and an overall average of 70% in Psychology courses are required. Courses will be chosen in consultation with the Gerontology Coordinator and the Department of Psychology.

First Year:
(a) Gerontology 1100
(b) Psychology 1100
(c) Two FCEs from Group I (see Social Sciences and Humanities Regulations, First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements, page 203)
(d) One FCE elective (It is recommended that this be a science course.)

Second Year:
(a) Two FCEs at the second or third year level in Gerontology
(b) Psychology 2101 (see Department of Psychology - Academic Regulations, note 2, page 249)
(c) One FCE in Psychology (see Department of Psychology - Academic Regulations, notes 2 and 3, page 249)
(d) One FCE elective

Third Year:
(a) Two FCEs at the third or fourth year level in Gerontology
(b) Psychology 3911
(c) One and a half FCEs in Psychology (see Department of Psychology - Academic Regulations, notes 2 and 3, page 249)
(d) One FCE in Gerontology

Fourth Year:
(a) Gerontology 3131 and 4151
(b) Three FCEs in Psychology at the third or fourth year level (see Department of Psychology - Academic Regulations, notes 2 and 3, page 249)
(c) Gerontology 4719 and a half-course in Gerontology at the fourth year level


3. Honours BA (Gerontology) with Major Concentration in Women's Studies

Four Year program
See Interdisciplinary Programs in Women's Studies, page 263.


4. Honours BA (Sociology) with Major Concentration in Gerontology

Four Year program
See Department of Sociology page 255.


5. HBSW with Major Concentration in Gerontology

Four Year program
See School of Social Work page 148.


6. Minor Program in Gerontology

The minor concentration in Gerontology consists of three FCEs: the required course, Gerontology 1100, plus 2 FCEs in Gerontology. Note that in addition to Gerontology 1100, at least 1 FCE must be from Gerontology courses outside of the student's major. While not required, it is recommended that students in the Minor Program enrol in Gerontology 4719 - Advanced Seminar in Gerontology, which would count towards the required three FCEs in Gerontology.

Some Gerontology courses have departmental prerequisites or are only open to students outside the department/school with permission of the instructor. Students continue to be governed by the regulations of the university and their Major department. Students are advised to plan their programs in consultation with their Major department. All Minor programs must be approved by the Co-ordinator. A minimum average of 60% is required in each of the courses taken to graduate with a Gerontology minor. Only one FCE from a Department/School can be used for credit for both the Department/School degree requirement and the Gerontology Minor requirement.


7. Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Certificate Program

This program uses a multi-mode approach; that is, courses are offered through Distance Education and on campus.

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. It is recommended but not required that students take "Introduction to Interdisciplinary Palliative Care" as the first course in this program. Upon successful completion of all four half-courses with a minimum overall average of 70%, students will be awarded the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Palliative Care.

Required Courses:
(a) Gerontology 2010
(b) Nursing 2410
(c) Social Work 4770/Gerontology 4770


Elective Courses:
Students should select one elective from this list.
Gerontology 2110
Nursing 3450/Women's Studies 3450/Gerontology 3450/Social Work 3450
Nursing 3250
Nursing 3770
Philosophy 2511
Social Work 3439/Gerontology 3439

 

 

8. Interdisciplinary Dementia Studies Certificate Program

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 the course, Gerontology/Nursing/Women's Studies 2139 - Gerontology, be completed successfully 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 2139/Nursing 2139/Women's Studies 2139 - Gerontology
(b) Gerontology 2110 - Overview of Dementia Studies
(c) Social Work 4253 - Special Issues in Social Work: 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.


9. Graduate Specialization in Gerontology

See Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Professional Schools, page 271.


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

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