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 Gerontology course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
Shannon Matheson graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2012. In the last two years, she found an earnest passion for teaching and sharing her knowledge. She is excited to embark on her new journey as a continuing education instructor at Ashton College. When she has a spare moment, Shannon loves to read, cross country ski and go for walks. She currently lives in Kenora, Ontario with her husband and their two beautiful children.
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Adult development and Aging, 1st Canadian Edition. John Cavanaugh and Fredda Blanchard-Fields. Thomson-Nelson. 2008.
The registration fee for this course is $790.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. Students should have access to a computer, laptop or smartphone to access the class sessions. To be able to participate in webinars, students need a webcam and headset or a microphone and headphones, along with a high-speed internet connection.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.