Summer 2019 - GERO 302 C100
Health Promotion and Aging (3)
Class Number: 5191
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 7, 2019
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
Prerequisites:60 units. Recommended: GERO 300.
This course includes an examination of the development of contemporary understanding and practice of health promotion. Students will be given the opportunity to explore theories and models designed to explain health related behaviors and the determinants of health. Strategies for behavioral change and development of socio-environmental approaches will be discussed in the context of an aging Canadian population.
- Critique 25%
- Term Paper 30%
- Learning Log 10%
- Final Exam 35%
Wister et al. (2014). Fact Book on Aging in British Columbia and Canada (6th ed.). Simon Fraser University: Gerontology Research Centre.
*The textbook will not be available from the bookstore. This textbook can be purchased online through SFU Document Solutions: http://opentextbook.docsol.sfu.ca/store/product/ctb1002-01/
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