Demographic changes mean that most disciplines and professions will work with older adults. This course introduces students to key ethical and legal
aspects of working with older adults and how to manage them. Topics include the rights of older adults, informed consent, advance care planning,
mental capacity, dementia, disability, and caregiving. Students will develop their capacities for navigating legal and ethical challenges in practice and to support
and safeguard the rights of older adults.
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.