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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Undergraduate Courses Gerontology Courses
Gerontology Courses
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.
Gerontology 1110      Introduction to Gerontology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: 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.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Gerontology 1130      Aging in Canada
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: 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.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Gerontology 2010      Introduction to Palliative Care
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: 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.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Gerontology 2110      Overview of Dementia Studies
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: 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.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Gerontology 2139      Gerontology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See School of Nursing, Courses, Nursing 2139, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Nursing 2139/Women's Studies 2139
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Gerontology 2501      Family Sociology
Credit Weight: 1
Description: See Department of Sociology, Courses, Sociology 2501, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Sociology 2501/Women's Studies 2501
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Gerontology 2509      Sociology of Health and Illness
Credit Weight: 1
Description: See Department of Sociology, Courses, Sociology 2509, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Sociology 2509
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Gerontology 2511      Biomedical Ethics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Philosophy, Courses, Philosophy 2511, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Philosophy 2511
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Gerontology 3070      Adapted Physical Activity and Sport
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See School of Kinesiology, Courses, Kinesiology 3070, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Kinesiology 3070
Notes: (with permission of instructor)
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Gerontology 3100      Special Topics
Credit Weight: 1
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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Gerontology 3111      Special Topics
Credit Weight: 0.5
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Gerontology 3113      Bioanthropology of Aging
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Anthropology, Courses, Anthropology 3113, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Anthropology 3113
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Gerontology 3131      Psychology and Aging
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Psychology, Courses, Psychology 3131, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Psychology 3131
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Gerontology 3230      Dementia Care: A Case Study Approach
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: 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.
Cross-List(s): Social Work 3230
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Gerontology 3437      Social Work Practice with Older People
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See School of Social Work, Courses, Social Work 3437, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Social Work 3437
Notes: This course open only to second, third and fourth year students.
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Gerontology 3439      Living with Grief and Loss
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See School of Social Work, Courses, Social Work 3439, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Social Work 3439
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Gerontology 3450      Introduction to Case Management
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See School of Nursing, Courses, Nursing 3450, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Nursing 3450/Women's Studies 3450/Social Work 3450
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Gerontology 3513      Sociology of Aging
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Sociology, Courses, Sociology 3513, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Sociology 3513
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Gerontology 4055      Interprofessional Education and Wellness
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See School of Kinesiology, Courses, Kinesiology 4055, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Kinesiology 4055/Nursing 4055/Social Work 4055
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Gerontology 4151      Advanced Studies in the Psychology of Aging
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Psychology, Courses, Psychology 4151, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Psychology 4151
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Gerontology 4511      Sociology of Disability
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Sociology, Courses, Sociology 4511, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Sociology 4511/Social Work 4511/Women's Studies 4511
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Gerontology 4515      Issues in Social Gerontology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Sociology, Courses, Sociology 4515, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Sociology 4515
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Gerontology 4719      Advanced Seminar in Gerontology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: 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.
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
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Gerontology 4770      Psychosocial Palliative Care
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See School of Social Work, Courses, Social Work 4770, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Social Work 4770
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