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Health Policy and Applied Issues in Gerontology GERO 801 (4)

Employing a broad concept of health, the aim of this course is to critically analyze both the Canadian health delivery system as it pertains to seniors, and a number of social programs and policies affecting seniors health. This will entail examining linkages between Long Term Care (LTC) and other service sectors as well as comparing programs and services across community, provincial and national boundaries. The course will also address ways in which a wide range of system and individual factors, from population aging, changing demographic and client characteristics to organizational arrangements and provincial and federal regulations, impinge on the roles and responsibilities of the program planner, administrator and environmental designer.