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Gerontology 1110 Introduction to Gerontology View Details
Students are introduced to gerontology through a developmental lifespan study of the aging process. Students are also given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the factors affecting the lives of older adults from a multidisciplinary perspective. The content examines: overview of population aging; theories and research in social gerontology; aging from physical, psychological and sociological perspectives; normal and pathological changes as people age; health in later life; families and social support; caregiving; and issues concerning the end of life. It is recommended, but not required that this course be taken prior to other courses n the interdisciplinary Gerontology programs.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 1130 Aging in Canada View Details
As Canada is an aging society, there is a growing interest in the phenomenon of aging from a variety of perspectives. Issues relevant to older people and the society at large are examined, such as: implications of population aging; myths and realities of aging in Canada; attitudes and ageism; aging and ethnicity; elder abuse; work, retirement and economic security; living arrangements; leisure and recreation; health care system and policy making; and successful aging in Canada.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 2010 Introduction to Palliative Care View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 2110 Overview of Dementia Studies View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 2139 Gerontology View Details
See School of Nursing, Nursing Courses, Nursing 2139, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Nursing 2139
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 2501 Family Sociology View Details
See Department of Sociology, Sociology Courses, Sociology 2501, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Cross-List(s): Sociology 2501/Women's Studies 2501
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 2509 Sociology of Health and Illness View Details
See Department of Sociology, Sociology Courses, Sociology 2509, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Cross-List(s): Sociology 2509
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 2511 Biomedical Ethics View Details
See Department of Philosophy, Philosophy Courses, Philosophy 2511, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Philosophy 2511
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 3070 Adapted Physical Activity View Details
See School of Kinesiology, Kinesiology Courses, Kinesiology 3070, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Kinesiology 3070
Notes: (with permission of instructor)
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 3100 Special Topics View Details
Credit Weight: 1.0
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; 3-0

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Gerontology 3111 Special Topics View Details
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Gerontology 3131 Psychology and Aging View Details
See Department of Psychology, Psychology Courses, Psychology 3131, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Psychology 3131
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 3230 Dementia Care: A Case Study Approach View Details
The case study approach will be used to explore the concepts of holistic care of persons with dementia. Principles, theories and knowledge of dementia and dementia care acquired will be integrated into these cases.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Social Work 3230
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 3437 Social Work Practice with Older People View Details
See School of Social Work, Social Work Courses, Social Work 3437, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Social Work 3437
Notes: This course open only to second, third and fourth year students.
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 3439 Living with Grief and Loss View Details
See School of Social Work, Social Work Courses, Social Work 3439, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Social Work 3439
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 3450 Introduction to Case Management View Details
Designed to fulfil the needs of health practitioners, volunteers and consumers regarding the practice of case management in diverse settings with clients across the life span. Contemporary issues and research affecting the delivery for services to clients will be discussed. The potential for rehabilitation in the least restrictive environment and enhancement of quality of life will be emphasized as will the needs of persons in remote and isolated northern communities.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Nursing 3450/Social Work 3450
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 3513 Sociology of Aging View Details
See Department of Sociology, Sociology Courses, Sociology 3513, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Sociology 3513
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 3515 Life Course Studies View Details
See Department of Sociology, Sociology Courses, Sociology 3515, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Sociology 3515/Social Work 3515
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 4055 Interprofessional Education and Wellness View Details
See School of Kinesiology, Kinesiology Courses, Kinesiology 4055, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Kinesiology 4055/Nursing 4055/Social Work 4055
Grade Scheme: Pass/Fail
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 4151 Advanced Studies in the Psychology of Aging View Details
See Department of Psychology, Psychology Courses, Psychology 4151, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Psychology 4151
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 4511 Sociology of Disability View Details
See Department of Sociology, Sociology Courses, Sociology 4511, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Sociology 4511/Social Work 4511/Women's Studies 4511
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 4515 Issues in Social Gerontology View Details
See Department of Sociology, Sociology Courses, Sociology 4515, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Sociology 4515
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 4719 Advanced Seminar in Gerontology View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Gerontology 4770 Psychosocial Palliative Care View Details
See School of Social Work, Social Work Courses, Social Work 4770, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Social Work 4770
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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