GERO 2315: Practicum I

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Course Format Lecture 0.0 h + Seminar 0.92 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

The practicum course is a structured educational experience that includes a supervised placement in a community organization (two days a week for a total of 208 hours) and concurrent bi-weekly seminars. Students integrate classroom and seminar learning with practical experience, applying specialized knowledge, theory and ethics within gerontology service settings while developing professional practice skills. In the field placements, students work with older adults, family members, community groups, and professionals. Graded S/U.

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

Prerequisite(s): GERO 1200, 1215, and 1300; or permission of the program coordinator.

Corequisite(s): GERO 2100 and 2110; or permission of the program coordinator.

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