GWL357 - Gerontology Field Work

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Subject Title
Gerontology Field Work

Subject Description
Students are required to successfully complete 220 hours in a faculty approved field work site. The student?s learning is supported and evaluated throughout the placement by a team composed of the student, a designated staff person of the field agency, and the Seneca Field Liaison. This team develops a contract that guides the student?s learning during the placement and is within the scope of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and the Vocational Learning Outcomes for the SSWG program.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. an understanding of the normal physical and psycho-social challenges that elderly people face; (cognitive/comprehension)
  2. a recognition and practice of appropriate organizational and professional behaviors; (cognitive/ comprehension) (affective/ internalizing values)    
  3. the ability to use resources effectively; (psychomotor/set)
  4. integration of the current and past semesters’ academic learning outcomes with planned interventions in the field site; (knowledge/ synthesis) (affective/ internalizing values) (psychomotor/ origination)
  5. the ability to work in a inter-disciplinary team environment in an effective and harmonious way;  (affective/ internalizing values)
  6. the ability to use supervision in a productive and constructive manner; (knowledge/ synthesis); (affective/ internalizing values)
  7. professional level oral and written skills; (psychomotor/ complex overt response)
  8. behavior that reflects the Canadian Social Service Work practices and ethics;(cognitive/ synthesis) (affective/ internalizing values) (psychomotor/ origination)

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