In this course learners will integrate, analyze and synthesize knowledge of multiple perspectives on aging to facilitate understanding of the role of members of an interprofessional team collectively engaged in providing care to older adults and apply these principle to their own practice.
The goals of the course are to: (1) describe and critically evaluate theories of aging and (2) understand how each theory can be used in practice and care of elders.
|Module 1||Studying Aging from an Inter-professional Geriatric Perspective|
|Module 2||Theoretical Perspectives on Aging|
|Module 3||Biological Perspective: Longevity|
|Module 4||Biological Perspective: Mechanisms of Aging|
|Module 5||Biological Perspective: Interventions|
|Module 6||Biological Perspective: Project 1|
|Module 7||Psychological Perspective: The individual aging older adult|
|Module 8||Classical Psychological Perspective: Disengagement, conflict and activity theories|
|Module 9||Modern Psychological Perspective: Transcendence|
|Module 10||Psychological Perspective: Project 2|
|Module 11||Sociological Perspective: Social Stratification|
|Module 12||Sociological Perspective: Modernization|
|Module 13||Sociological Perspective: Project 3|
|Module 14||Integrating the Perspectives|
|Module 15||Final Project|
- Topic articles will be placed on the course website. The information in these articles is coordinated with online lecture materials and serves as the required text for the course.
- Weekly discussion questions will stimulate critical thinking about issues relevant for that week’s topic.
- An on-line discussion will be available every week to address questions related to the lectures or other learning material.
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