GERO 2016: Gerontology Practicum III

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Course Format Lecture 0.0 h + Seminar 8.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 4.0

Course Description

Students experience a structured, supervised placement in a community organization (one day a week). Students integrate classroom and seminar learning with practical experience, applying specialized knowledge, theory, and ethics within gerontology service settings while developing professional practice skills. Students work with older adults, family members, community groups, and professionals. During this field placement students complete a literature review or agency determined project by locating, interpreting, and evaluating appropriate academic research and literature related to the service delivery context of their agency or organization. Graded S/U.

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: GERO 1100, 1115, 1215, and 1300; and an "S" grade in GERO 1816 and 1916; or permission of the program coordinator.

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