OT 621

Gerontological Concepts

This 0.5 unit course addresses issues in human aging that are relevant to occupational therapists. Theories of aging are reviewed and attitudes explored. Physical and psychosocial age-related changes are identified, special topics related to care in gerontology, and the therapist's role in assessment and intervention, as it is unique to geriatric practice, is discussed.

Prerequisites: Completion of first year OT courses.