The Gerontology course provides an orientation to the psychological and social changes that occur through adulthood and old age. Students will be introduced to basic theoretical models, research methods, and current information on the psychology of aging. A major goal is to contrast existing myths about adult development with the best available empirical evidence to separate myths from realities. Included is a practical emphasis on measures that may be used to successfully prepare for, or adapt to, the psychological changes of aging.
Upon completion of the Gerontology course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
Alexandra Jackson graduated from Western University with her MSc. in Aging and Health in the fall of 2019. She is currently a doctoral student at Queen’s University studying aging with multiple sclerosis. Alexandra is an instructor at Sheridan College, where she teaches two courses in the Social Service Worker Gerontology program. Additionally, she is a researcher for Niagara College working on health education and curriculum development initiatives. Alexandra lives in Ontario and in her free time she enjoys playing soccer, sitting by the campfire at the cottage, and spending time with family.
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The registration fee for this course is $790.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.