Gerontology in Dev. Services

DEVS 2029

Course description

Students examine normal aging processes, including the physical, cognitive, sensory, communication and psychological needs of older adults. Common pathological problems, specialized needs in aging, and assessment of health status are highlighted with an emphasis on developmental disabilities. Strategies for managing responsive behaviours in individuals with neurological deficits are examined. Through discussion, students explore global perspectives on aging, elder abuse and its impacts, as well as community resources and the role of the service provider in the continuum of care for aging adults. Palliative care, the process of death and dying, and bereavement are also discussed.



Course Hours


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.

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