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SWK 4612Y – Social Work and Aging: Integrated Policy and Practice (full course) - Required

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills for application to a wide range of gerontological practice situations, using an evidence-based practice approach to understanding older adults and their families. Attention will be given to cultural diversity, gender issues and social justice/ethical dilemmas. The course integrates both practice and policy and will start with individual issues arising in the student’s practicum and conclude with an understanding of the social policies influencing these issues.