Elder Care - Gerontology
Human services involve the art and science of working with people and helping others. Within the broad category of human services is the subspecialty of social work. The essential aim of the social work profession is to enhance social functioning of people within social and cultural frameworks.
The Quincy College Elder Care – Gerontology program prepares graduates to engage in the helping professions at entry level in their communities. This concentration focuses upon helping students develop the knowledge, skills, experience, and values that will assist them in working effectively with people in a variety of community settings.
View the curriculum for this academic program in the latest college catalog here.
The Elder Care-Gerontology program provides an understanding of multi-systemic issues impacting older adults in America. The curriculum presents an empowerment approach in addressing societal challenges, specifically as they pertain to geriatric populations. The need for knowledge in working with older adults continues to increase in our society, and the certificate is a valuable addition to any degree in Human Services, Nursing, or Health Care. All the courses in the Elder Care-Gerontology program can be used toward the Human Services Associates Degree.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Determine client needs through a gerontological and multi-systemic framework.
- Evaluate ethical and organizational issues impacting older adults.
- Apply theory and practice skills to prevention and intervention.
- List multiple organizations with the community that support older adults.
- Construct a plan to work with older adults in your community.
Elder Care - Gerontology Courses
- HSV 103
Introduction to Social Work
- HSV 112
Introduction to Gerontology
- HSV 114
Substance Addiction and Older Adults
- HSV 200
Human Behavior and the Social Environment
- HSV 201
- SOC 140
Aging in America
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