|TYPE OF COURSE UNIT||Elective Course
|LEVEL OF COURSE UNIT||Bachelor's Degree
|YEAR OF STUDY||-
|NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED||6
|NAME OF LECTURER(S)||-
|LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
||At the end of this course, the students;
1) Compares the physical, cognitive, social and emotional changes in old age according to the developmental period.
2) Evaluates the social and health-related factors affecting aging according to successful aging.
3) Develops knowledge, awareness and understanding of the aging period and produces solutions to social problems by using this understanding.
4) Relates the common principles of neuroscience with the fields of psychology and aging.
5) Analyzes beforehand the problems that people may encounter regarding death and mourning processes, and produces solutions.
|MODE OF DELIVERY||Face to face
|PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSE||No
|RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENT||None
|COURSE DEFINITION||The aims of this course are students will be able to express physical, cognitive, social and emotional changes in later life, to explain social and health factors that impact aging. This course covers as aging theories and important issues in old age such as attitudes to aging, retirement, psychosocial factors and health, widowhood, death and bereavement, cross-cultural differences.
|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 ||Aging and Cognitive Functioning|
|6th Week ||Aging and Psychological Functioning|
|7th Week ||Aging and Social Relations|
|8th Week ||Mid-Term Exam|
|9th Week ||Aging and Language|
|10th Week ||Health Promotion and Health Care in Late Adulthood|
|11th Week ||Aging in 21st Century and Cultural Differences|
|12th Week ||Death|
|13th Week ||Bereavement|
|14th Week ||General Evaluation|
|RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READING||(Primary Textbook)
Stuart-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 METHODS||Lecture,Practice,Project,Questions/Answers,Other
|ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA|
|Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)||70|
|Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)||30|
|Preparation for Quiz|
|Individual or group work||14||3||42|
|Preparation for Final exam||1||30||30|
|Preparation for Midterm exam||1||20||20|
|Laboratory (including preparation)|
|Total Workload / 30||6,03|
|ECTS Credits of the Course||6|
|LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION||English