Nov 26, 2022  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
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SHS 324 - Multi-Cultural Perspectives on Aging


Prerequisites: SHS 120 
Note: This course is required for both the Nursing Home Administration Certificate and for the Certificate in Gerontology
This course provides students with a knowledge base from an international and cross-cultural perspective necessary for social and health services with the aged and their families. We will examine demographic data on global aging and introduce basic concepts such as culturally competent care of elders. Students will learn geriatric social and health service practice concepts values, skills and theories. Emphasis is placed on the role of the social network and social exclusion on the availability and accessibility to formal and informal care services of the aging population. Students will analyze critical questions about age and ageing around the world.

3 credits



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