Gerontology-Aging Services Professional Curriculum

Gerontology-Aging Services Professional Curriculum


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Gerontology - Aging Services Professional

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Gerontology - Aging Services Professional

Suggested Course List

Gerontology - Aging Services Professional

Suggested Course List

Gerontology - Aging Services Professional

Suggested Course List

Gerontology - Aging Services Professional

Suggested Course List

Gerontology - Aging Services Professional

Suggested Course List

Gerontology - Aging Services Professional

Suggested Course List

Gerontology - Aging Services Professional

Suggested Course List

Gerontology Pathway

2018-19

Gerontology Pathway

2017-18

Summer 2018 Class Offerings

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Summer 2018 Class Offerings

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Summer 2018 Class Offerings

Suggested Course List

Summer 2018 Class Offerings

Suggested Course List


Required Program Courses

10520103
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course explores the ethical, legal, and professional issues facing the human services worker. It is designed to teach a process of ethical decision-making and to increase awareness of the complexities in practice. Students are introduced to the current state and federal statutes, regulations, and judicial decisions that govern the professional practice in human services. Standards, code of ethics, clients’ rights, and confidentiality are emphasized.
10520112
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course focuses on issues related to families and family functioning relevant to the human services field. Major areas of focus will include child maltreatment, domestic violence, and addiction, with emphasis on relevant helping skills and services.
10544100
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Develop effective communication strategies and supportive interview techniques that enhance rapport and relationships with aging populations. Apply ethical principles, standards and boundaries that acknowledge self-determination.
10544101
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Explore aging in respect to social roles and processes. Topics include history of aging, demographics, family relationships, social supports, economics, retirement, loss, poverty and politics of aging.
10544102
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Recognize how experience and history affect the value and societal expectations of each generation. Understand diversity among older adults including, but not limited to, race; ethnicity; culture; sexual orientation; and physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities.
10544112
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Examine the scope, values, and principles of the gerontology profession. Coursework introduces the typical roles and duties of aging services professionals. Students assess their own motivations, attitudes, and interests. In addition to the regular classroom hours, observation and fieldwork in a community-based setting working with older adults is required. Students must complete or have on file current, valid Background Information Disclosure (BID) and Caregiver Background Check (Wisconsin and/or Minnesota) forms, as part of this course. PREREQUISITE: 10544108 Developing the Gerontology Professional, 10544112 Ethics in Human Services and COREQUISITES: Successful completion or co-enrollment in all other core program courses.
10544104
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Analyze normal and pathological changes occurring in the aging human body with special emphasis on age-related chronic diseases. Topics addressed include analysis of biological theories of aging, cultural/ ethnic influence on aging pathologies, and other factors impacting the aging process.
10544105
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Examine the signs, symptoms and stages of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and how these diseases affect physiology and brain function. This course focuses on the principles of communicating and providing care to individuals with memory loss and confusion while learning the best practices for dealing with behavior changes, challenges with the activities of daily living, and strategies to assist caregivers.
10544106
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Investigate practices that promote healthy aging including nutrition, physical activity, prevention practices, and commonly prescribed medications for the older adult. Emphasis will focus on the "well" elderly population and practices identified to address current aging trends.
10544107
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Explore societal, cultural, and personal views of death, dying, and bereavement. Examine losses experienced during the course of aging beyond the physical and emotional process of death and dying. Determine strategies for healthy transitions in coping with loss.
10544108
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Examine the various roles of the aging services professional and the contexts in which they work. Apply relationship building, communication, ethical standards, self-care planning and practices, documentation, and other related skills to case studies and real life situations. Function as an interdisciplinary team member addressing the complex needs of aging adults. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 15 credits of 10-520-1XX OR 10-544-1XX coursework
10544110
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Explore the wide spectrum of programs and services available to older adults that address a variety of physical, mental, emotional, social, financial, legal, spiritual, and recreational needs.Examine social policy as it relates to aging and available federal funding for the aging consumer including community resources, eligibility criteria, and how to access and coordinate services. Additional topics include supplementing social networking and enhancing mental health functioning.
10544111
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Analyze legal and financial concepts and structures including Power of Attorney for health care/finance, guardianships, trusts, reallocation of assets, spending down, Medicare/Medicaid benefits, supplemental insurance, Social Security, elder abuse/neglect, financial exploitation, and relevant governmental policies. Apply knowledge through advocacy to benefit aging adults on local, state and federal levels.
10575100
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
In this credit-based course, students will obtain the knowledge and skills required to become Community-Based Residential Facility (CBRF) caregivers. Coursework will include the following training modules: DHS 83.20 (2) (b) CBRF Fire Safety, DHS 83.20 (2) (d) CBRF Medication Administration and Management, DHS 83.20 (2) (a) CBRF Standard Precautions, DHS 83.20 (2) (c) CBRF First Aid and Choking, DHS 83.21 (1) CBRF Resident’s Rights, and DHS 83.21 (3) CBRF Challenging Behaviors. Upon successful completion of this course, students are added to the Wisconsin CBRF Employee Registry and will receive the American Red Cross First Aid Basic and Choking Certification or Completion.

Required General Studies Courses

10801136
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.PREREQUISITE: Established scores on placement assessments or COREQUISITE: 10831103 Intro to College Writing
10809159
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
The course in Abnormal Psychology surveys the essential features, possible causes, and assessment and treatment of the various types of abnormal behavior from the viewpoint of the major theoretical perspectives in the field of abnormal psychology. Students will be introduced to the diagnosis system of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). In addition, the history of the psychology of abnormality will be traced. Cultural and social perspectives in understanding and responding to abnormal behavior will be explored as well as current topics and issues within abnormal psychology. PREREQUISITE: 10809198 Introduction to Psychology.
10809172
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relations in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, religion are explored.
10809198
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.

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10801196
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication, and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities, and other projects.
10801198
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.

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10806198
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This is an introductory course that emphasizes the structure of the human body and the functional interrelationships of the body's systems. Consideration is given to the human body and disease, human genetics, human ecology, and the role that humans play in the environment. The course consists of 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab per week. Note: This course does not meet requirements for or substitute for General Anatomy and Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology I and II.
10806177
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization of the entire human body. It is intended to prepare health care professionals who need to apply basic concepts of whole body anatomy and physiology to informed decision-making and professional communication with colleagues and patients. This course includes a one-credit lab component that supports the course objectives. (This course also provides the foundation, and is prerequisite to, Advanced Anatomy and Physiology.) PREREQUISITE: One year of High School Chemistry or one semester of lab-based college Chemistry, preferably within the last five years.

Total: 60 Credits


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