Gerontology Course Offerings

GT-401 Biology, Health, & Personality Dimensions of Aging (3 credits)
This course covers the basic biological, health, and personality factors related to aging. Topics include life course changes, normal aging, nutrition, aging related diseases, frailty, incontinence, cognition, anxiety and depression, dementia, and personality changes. Prerequisite: SOC 105, 230, or GT 225 AND permission of instructor or Director of the Gerontology Center.
GT-403 Later Life and Spirituality (3 credits)
This course covers key issues facing elders and their families in later life related to health care, death, and the spiritual needs of elders. Topics include: dying, ethical issues, end-of-life reviews, and the role of religion over the life course. Prerequisite: SOC 105, 230, or GT 225 AND permission of instructor or Director of the Gerontology Center.
GT-405 Institutional Care and Geriatric Assessment (3 credits)
This course covers the various institutional settings serving the needs of elders, as well as issues related to geriatric assessment. Topics include: assisted living, residential and home-based care, community based long-term care, designing physical environment for elders, comprehensive geriatric assessment, specific functional assessments, and geriatric assessment instruments. Prerequisite: SOC 105, 230, or GT 225 AND permission of instructor or Director of the Gerontology Center.
GT-406 Geriatric Assessment (1.5 credits)
Covers various issues related to geriatric assessment. Topics include comprehensive geriatric assessment, specific functional assessments, and an overview of geriatric assessment instruments. Prerequisite: Enrolled in Gerontology Certificate Program or permission of director of Gerontology Center.
GT-407 Economics of Aging and Social Policies (3 credits)
With the impending retirement of the millions of Baby Boomers, understanding the economic, political, and social issues related to the elder population becomes ever more important to individuals in society. This course is a comprehensive and balanced assessment of economic issues, social policies, and their impact on everyone, old and young. Prerequisite: SOC 105, 230, or GT 225 AND permission of instructor or Director of the Gerontology Center.
GT-496 Internship (1-6 credits)
Students may elect to do a short research study or complete a community-based internship in a setting serving the elderly. Prerequisite: Completion of at least six modules in the Gerontology Certificate Program or permission of director of Gerontology Center.

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