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Course Description:

This 2-credit, interdisciplinary course is designed to expose students to the breadth of careers associated with the elderly. Students can explore careers associated with different levels of education, from an associate's degree through doctoral level training with a focus on the benefits and drawbacks of each. Through this study, students will investigate professions associated with professional caregiving in gerontology. Students will research how academic interests and/or prior learning fit into potential careers in gerontology. With an overview of the field students will have the basic skills, knowledge and ethical underpinnings required of service provision. Students will acquire knowledge about the history of professional caregiving for older adults in the United States, as well as the interdisciplinary nature of service provision. Students will learn the skills to create collaborative relationships between professional caregivers, community based resources, clients, and their families. The ethical underpinnings of service provision to the aged will be explored. Finally, the different career trajectories and the professional expectations that are associated with a career will be explored. The materials for this course will be open educational resources, and the course will encourage students to research and explore relevant information and resources in the field.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Lower Level
Credits: 2
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1.

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