GERO 1300: Social Policy and Aging

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

Course Description

In this course, students learn about the role of the welfare state, how social determinants impact health, and key social policy issues related to population aging. Examples of Canadian social policy issues are incorporated throughout the course to give students numerous opportunities to analyze current issues and propose solutions. Students explore a variety of topics impacting older persons and their families today including elder abuse, retirement income and income inequality, housing, health care, caregiving, aging in place, and death and dying.

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

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