Gerontology in Dev. Services
Students obtain an overview of the 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. Knowledge of global perspectives, community resources and the role of the service provider in promoting health and wellbeing among older adults are discussed. Grieving and the process of death and dying are examined.
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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