Contemporary Social Issues in Gerontology

COURSE INFORMATION:

Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 or OSSD Equivalent
  • Mature Student
  • Textbook: Aging and the Life Course, An Introduction to Social Gerontology
    Abuse & Neglect Of Older Canadians Strategies for Change Michael MacLean

Course Fees: $975.00
Other Compulsory Fees: Inclusive
Course Hours: 60 Hours
Course Intake: Every Monday
Department: PT – Continuing Education
Registration: Nativetc.com



COURSE OVERVIEW

This course will build upon skills and knowledge gained in Ethics & Professionals in Clinical Practice, Introduction to Sociology and Diversity Fundamentals, and Canadian Social Service System and Social Policy. In this course students explore selected current topics of interest and relevance to Community Service Worker – Gerontology professionals. Students will learn evidence-based strategies for working with older adults and their caregivers in a variety of settings. Topics will vary depending upon current trends in the field. Student learning is supported through lectures, in-class experiential exercises/simulations and videos. This course will also introduce students to the helping process. Students will understand the concepts, theories and research that exist around interpersonal dynamics. Listening skills, non-verbal communication, self-awareness and issues of confidentiality will be covered. Students will become aware of and gain practice in various types of helping and will appreciate the value of helping.


TRAINING LOCATIONS

North Bay Campus or Online – www.nativetc.com


Part 1: Recognize the importance of working with people and the helping process
Part 2: Explain and demonstrate how to develop and maintain communication
Part 3: Discuss the characteristics of the helping relationship

Skill Competencies: Demonstrate functioning effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and provision of relevant services and programs for older adults.

Knowledge Competencies: Describe the essential elements of functioning effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and provision of relevant services and programs for older adults.