2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Oct 21, 2020  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOCW 8815 - Contemporary Gerontology/Geriatric Psychology


(5 cr.) Statistical data indicate that people are living longer and the number of older persons is continually increasing. As the population ages, society must prepare to address their needs. Students in this course are provided with a multidisciplinary approach to the study of aging in contemporary societies. Students examine the biological, psychological, social, and societal contexts of aging. They also explore the historical and cross-cultural perspectives on aging, social theories of aging, managing chronic diseases, cognitive changes associated with aging, mental health issues, sexuality, and social interactions. Through a series of taskforce reports on various topics, such as sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, and elder abuse, students apply course concepts and critically examine current issues in gerontology.


 



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