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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING PSK441 --------------- 3 + 0 4

TYPE OF COURSE UNITElective Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY-
SEMESTER---------------
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED4
NAME OF LECTURER(S)-
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will explain physical, cognitive, social and emotional changes in late adulthood.
2) Will identify social and health factors that impact aging.
3) Will increase their knowledge, awareness and understanding relating to aging.
4) Will express death and bereavement process.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week What is Aging?
2nd Week The Theories of Aging
3rd Week The Process of Biological Aging
4th Week Aging and Cognitive Functioning
5th Week Retirement
6th Week Aging and Psychological Functioning
7th Week Aging and Social Relations
8th Week Mid-term and Aging and Language
9th Week Health Promotion in Late Adulthood
10th Week Aging and Health Care
11th Week Aging in 21st Century and Cultural Differences
12th Week Death
13th Week Bereavement
14th Week General Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGStuart-Hamilton, I. (2012). The psychology of aging (5th Ed.. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Moody, H. R. (2006). Aging: Concepts and controversies (5th Ed.). CA: Sage.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term140
Total(%)40
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)40
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)60
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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