Course description

The course is designed to introduce students to gerontology with a purposeful, integrated focus on the older adult from a holistic perspective. The student will identify and recognize normal aging changes, developmental tasks, geriatric conditions and syndromes, communication strategies, and assessment skills in the care of the older adult and their caregivers. Promotion and maintenance of health will be discussed and explored with respect to issues impacting nursing care.

Course details

Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery