Aging and Continuing Care

Graduate Certificate

With our aging of population, demand for continuing health care is an increasingly important topic in health, social and community services. The aging and continuing care certificate is not exclusively for occupational therapists, a wide range of students from many fields of study and practice, including social services, government, health promotion, nursing, adult mental health, and support programs will benefit from the certificate. You’ll build knowledge and skills in:

  • Biological and psychological changes related to aging and their impact on participation, inclusion and profession of older adults
  • Demographic and social aspects of aging
  • Theories related to aging, participation and inclusion of older adults
  • Continuing care services such as geriatric assessment, continuing care, housing, transportation, and palliative care
  • Social practices and public policies that have repercussions for continuing care and the occupational lives of older adults

Required Courses:

  • OCCU 6509 Aging and Continuing Care
  • Two electives from the MSc (OT–Post-Professional) Program:
    • OCCU 5010 Advanced Studies on Enabling Occupation
    • OCCU 5030 Advanced Research Theory and Methods for Occupational Therapists

    • OCCU 5040 Identity and Transitions
    • OCCU 5041 Evidence-based Occupational Therapy

    • OCCU 5042 Community Development for Occupational Therapists

    • OCCU 5043 Program Evaluation for Occupational Therapists
    • OCCU 6504 Measuring Health Outcomes

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