Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Provides an overview of professional standards, responsibilities, and skills required for care managers, information and resource specialists, advocates, and service coordinators working with older adults, persons with disabilities, and their families. Includes the assessment process, care planning, resource management, service provider and financial coordination, documentation and accountability, ethics and confidentiality, advocacy, and evaluation. Introduces strength-based, person-centered, and empowerment models. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 12729

From the Instructor:
From the Instructor: SOC231 Sociology of Health and Aging is required for the AAS Degree in Gerontology and the Gerontology Certificate (44 credit). It also fulfills Social Science General Education and cultural literacy requirements. The course provides an introduction to age related health issues in social and cultural contexts. Topics include the social structuring of age, health and illness; demographics and patterns of health and illness of older adults; issues related to medical and healthcare services; and health and long-term care policy and programs. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. The course will be available for login by 9 am, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. Go to https://my.pcc.edu and click on the Desire2Learn login. Do the online orientation if you are new to distance learning and D2L. You can also attend the optional Gerontology Term Orientation later on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, from 5 to 7pm in TBA on the Sylvania Campus.
Course Specific Requirements:
Course Specific Requirements: Because this is an online course, I communicate with students via our D2L course and via email listed in the course class list and via maryjo.saavedra15@pcc.edu. Check the Course Calendar for scheduled assignment dates and deadlines, and use either email address to let me know if/when we need to confer by telephone. Please feel free to contact me by email for questions about this course or for advising (if you are a Gerontology student).
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
12729 WEB » - 04-Jan-2016 thru 19-Mar-2016
Instructor: Mary Jo Saavedra
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Sylvania