Gerontology in Dev Services

Gerontology in Dev Services

DEVS 2018

This course provides an overview of the normal aging processes including the physical, cognitive, sensory, communication and psychological needs of older adults. Common pathological problems, along with specialized needs in aging, are highlighted with an emphasis placed on developmental disabilities. Knowledge of community resources and understanding the role of the service provider in promoting health and well being among older adults is discussed. Grieving and the process of death and dying will be examined.

Credits

3

Course Hours

42

Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

Contact parttimestudies@georgiancollege.ca or call 705.722.5149 for more information.