The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health offer a unique line of courses developed specifically to support continuing professional development. These GOLD (Gerontological Online Learning & Development) courses are tailored for the requirements of two audiences: Health Care Professionals and Personal Support Workers.

Each courses comprises four lessons which are each  designed to be completed in about 20 minutes of your time.  The four lessons tend to cover the following main themes:

  • Lesson 1:  Introduction to the condition or topic
  • Lesson 2:  Recognition of risk factors that Contirubute to the development of the condition or issue
  • Lesson 3:  How to observe and report the issue of risk and prevention
  • Lesson 4:  Management and multifactorial interventions to improve outcomes and ehnance the health care experience of the older adult in your care.

As you progress through these courses, always consider the specifics of your agency policies and processes within the context of your daily workplace experience and how the knowledge you acquire can enhance not only the care experience of your clients, but of their families and their other caregivers.

To enroll in this course, please contact Gail Hawley Knowles for more information.

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photo of an older couple looking at a laptopThis Open Course provides introductory overviews of some of the issues that are common to physical and psychological aspects of aging.  Many of these issues arise simultaneously as we age and these are then referred to as 'co-morbidities'.

Each lesson is delivered via an interactive module which leads the viewer through a series of slides, accompanied by recorded narration which you can control by adjusting the sound or muting.

Each module runs no longer than your coffee break ... or 15 minutes, whichever is longer!