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SOC 238 METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF WORKING WITH ELDERLY

SOC 238 – Methods and Techniques of Working with the Elderly

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  SOC 238 Methods and Techniques of Working with the Elderly

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in SOC 101 or PSY 101

Co-requisites:  None                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course examines concepts and intervention strategies that are applied in various settings which provide programs and services to the elderly.  Students will learn to apply appropriate intervention to social, emotional, and health-related problems of older adults.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the process of aging, ageism, and demographics of the elderly;
  2. identify special needs of the aged;
  3. explain the health care system and the delivery of service to the elderly;
  4. describe ethnic diversity among the elderly;
  5. discuss intervention strategies of the elderly service care providers; and
  6. describe the eligibility requirements for social insurance programs and public assistance programs for the elderly.