Gerontology Field Work Seminar


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GWL147 - Gerontology Field Work Seminar


SWL118 (can be taken concurrently)

This seminar is an orientation to the expectations and demands of the gerontological social service worker field. Students learn the roles, principles, sensitivities, and ethics that guide the social service worker professions. The vocational standards and professional expectations will be introduced in this course in addition to an exploration of the health and social agencies that serve the geriatric community. Identifying the differences between residential and community placements settings in order to appropriately select field placements is an essential component of this course. The OCSWSSW Code of Ethics, several human rights codes and rlelevant legislation will be introduced in this course.

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