A broad, general introduction to the aging process. Biological, psychosocial, health and applied issues are covered. Required for the minor.
Issues and Concepts in Gerontology
This multidisciplinary overview of the field of aging covers biomedical and health issues, psychosocial factors, applied aspects and policy issues.
Independent Study in Gerontology
Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: instructor permission.
Qualified students and the instructor or supervisor concerned may choose a specific area of study related to aging. The student must submit a written report of the work. (S-U)
Credits: 3; can be repeated with change of content up to 12 credits.
Selected topics in Gerontology; precise course content will be announced in advance. Course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of topics not offered in other courses.
Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: permission of director.
Credit is earned through volunteer work with approved community agencies. These agencies serve older adult clientele or patients and provide a range of services. Students work 45 hours per credit earned. The following courses are approved for the minor in gerontology, many in association with other departments (courses vary). Special topics, practicum courses and independent studies related to aging can also apply to the minor, with permission. (S-U)
Introduction to Rehabilitation and Human Services
Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2007 or BSC 2005 or BSC 2010, PSY 2012, majors/minors only, permission of department
An examination of legislative history and social policies as they relate to rehabilitation and human services and their impact on persons with disabilities and exploration of various careers in rehabilitation and human services.
Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation
Credits: 3; Prereq: APK 2105C, BSC 2007 or BSC 2005 or BSC 2010, PSY 2012, STA 2023; Coreq: HSC 3502, majors/minors only, permission of dept.
Introduction to the psychological, social, vocational adjustment barriers and techniques used by individuals and society to overcome these hindrances to rehabilitation.
Vocational Services in Health, Rehabilitation and Human Services
Credits: 3; Prereq: HSC 3502; Coreq: HSC 4558.
Assessment for client vocational potential and analysis of occupational settings directed toward training and work entry in health, rehabilitation and human services.
Therapeutic Communication Skills Laboratory
Credits: 1; Prereq: HSC 3502, HSA 3111, HSC 4558; Coreq: HSC 3661, majors only.
Laboratory for HSC 3661; includes hands-on practice of therapeutic communication skills using simulated patient scenarios.
Rehabilitation Aspects of Substance Abuse
Credits: 3; Prereq: HSC 3502, HSC 4558, majors/minors only, and permission of department.
Rehabilitation counseling implications of alcohol and drug use in society and the work place. Emphasis on detection, treatment and follow-up services for individuals in the rehabilitation process.
Rehabilitation and Human Services Practicum 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: RCS 3030, RCS 4061, majors/minors only, and permission of department.
Development of the role of a rehabilitation and human services provider in an agency setting.
Advanced Rehabilitative Services Practicum
Credits: 3; Prereq: RCS 4800, majors/minors only, permission of department.
Provide advanced rehabilitation services in a rehabilitation services agency under supervision of agency staff.
Special Topics in Rehabilitative Services
Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 12 credits. Prereq: majors only.
Study of special and current topics in rehabilitative services.