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This course will provide a foundation in basic components of human service practice with the aged population and their support systems. Content covers the physical, emotional, social, psychological and cognitive aspects of aging. This course will also cover the practical applications of a biopsychosocial assessment of the older adult, the appropriate performance of professional, culturally competent human service roles when assisting older adults, and understanding life tasks during the last stage of life with emphasis on strengths and challenges experienced within the older persona and their support system.
Students must have basic knowledge of human service ethics and human development and the delivery of health care and human services. This may be demonstrated through PLA or by taking an Introductory course in one of the following: Community and Human Services, Human Development, Sociology, Psychology, Health Services, or equivalent experience
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
Other Areas: The Arts | Business, Management & Economics | Community & Human Services | Communications, Humanities & Cultural Studies | Educational Studies | Historical Studies | Human Development | Labor Studies | Nursing | Science, Math & Technology | Social Science
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer.
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