SWP 902 Gerontology

This course presents a study of aging or social gerontology. Implications of legislation, policies and programs will be explored along with an examination of how structural inequalities and system issues impact a diverse Canadian population. The course will also explore ethical issues affecting an aging population and will place the aging process, within a historical context. The roles of professional helpers, issues around community care and care-giving, and factors affecting care-givers will be discussed. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisites: (SWP 302, SWP 331, SWP 335, SWP 341, SWP 402 and SWP 435) or Direct Entry Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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