GERO 1200: Gerontology II: Understanding Aging Today

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

Students analyze the political and social determinants of health of older persons and how race, class and gender shape the experience of Canada's aging population. Students learn how aging influences our lives, our relationships and our opportunities throughout the life course. They explore the trends and impacts of public policy on social services and health care services. Students reflect on aging in their own families and communities and examine their own ethics, beliefs and attitudes about the life cycle, aging and death and dying.

Prerequisite(s): GERO 1100

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Gerontology.

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