Gerontology Course Descriptions

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Number sequencingafter the course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

GERN 195C Gerontology Practicum I 2-8-4
The student will work in an approved Gerontological setting under the supervision of an approved professional. Periodic conferences between the Supervisor and Practicum Coordinator are planned in order to evaluate the student's progress. At the close of the semester, the student will submit documentation of the practicum activities/experience and demonstrate the ability to relate theory to practice I the chosen field of experience. The student will complete a total of 125 hours of field experience. (Prerequisites: HSV 104C, HSV 111C, HSC 242C, and MH 187C, each with a grade of “C” or higher, and permission of department head of Human Service.)

GERN 298C Gerontology Practicum II 2-8-4
Students will continue their field experience work in an approved Gerontological setting under the supervision of an approved professional. Skills, knowledge and personal characteristics are built upon and integrated ito the learning and supervision of this course, as well as second year coursework including ethics, individual counseling and conflict resolution. Periodic conferences between the Supervisor and Practicum Coordinator are planned in order to evaluate the student's progress. At the close of the semester, the student will submit documentation of the practicum activities/experience and demonstrate the ability to relate theory to practice I the chosen field of experience. The student will complete a total of 125 hours of field experience. (Prerequisites: GERN 195C, HSV 104C, HSV 111C, HSC 242C, and MH 187C, each with a grade of “C” or higher, and permission of department head of Human Service.)

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