Social Gerontology
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Social Gerontology
Study: Social Work - 6. semester
Code: 36666
ECTS: 6.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Ana Štambuk
prof. dr. sc. Silvia Rusac
Exam dates:
  • 06. 06. 2023.
  • 27. 06. 2023.
  • 11. 07. 2023.
  • 29. 08. 2023.
  • 12. 09. 2023.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Social Gerontology Social Work - 6. semester
6.0 36666
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Ana Štambuk Nazorova 51, room 17/I
prof. dr. sc. Silvia Rusac Nazorova 51, room 17
REQUIRED: Pečjak, V.; Psihologija treće životne dobi; Prosvjeta. (2001), str
REQUIRED: Berk, L.; Psihologija cjeloživotnog razvoja.; Naklada Slap (2008), str. 546-616
REQUIRED: Schaie, W.K., Willis, S.L.; Psihologija odrasle dobi i starenja; Naklada (2001), str. 77-88; 103-105; 107-120; 229-242; 295-299; 315-341; 468-472; 396-434; 481-498
REQUIRED: Mali, J.; Social work in the development of institutional care for older people in Slovenia; Eurpean Journal of Social Work, 13, (2010), str. 545-559
RECOMMENDED: Coury, J.M., Štambuk, A.; Problemi vezani s krajem života: povezivanje profesionalnoga i javnog obrazovanja.; Revija za socijalnu politiku, 3-4, (2002), str. 245-257
RECOMMENDED: Rusac, S.; Nasilje nad starijim osobama; Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada 13(2) (2006), str. 331-346
RECOMMENDED: Švaljek, S.; Fiskalne posljedice starenja stanovništva u Hrvatskoj; (2011), str
Students will acquire knowledge related to theoretical content of the course. Through seminars they will be able to deepen their knowledge, and through practical work they will learn specific skills for work with older persons - recognising specific needs, individual and group work, specific features of communication with the elderly and empowerment of the elderly.
Course description
Roots of gerontology, origin and development of gerontology as science; Concept, subject and methods in gerontology; Basic principles of social gerontology; Relation between gerontology and other scientific disciplines, in particularly to geriatrics; Theory of ageing; Individual ageing and population ageing; Socio-economic causes of population ageing; Physiological and pathological ageing; Social status of the elderly; Economic status, calamity and poverty of the elderly; Possibilities and the need of defining social status of elderly; Impact of social changes to status of the elderly in urban and rural areas; Functional and somatic changes in the old age; Psychological changes in the old age; Medical needs and medical pathology of the elderly; Health care of the elderly; Psychiatric disorders of the elderly; Sickness and mortality of aging population; Dependence of the elderly on supporters ? institutionalisation and placement; Widowhood and adaptation issue of ageing men and women; Working capability and physical activity in old age; Retirement and other stress factors of the elderly; Cultural-educational needs of the elderly; Social activities of the elderly; Intergeneration relations, isolation and loneliness.
Exam dates
06. 06. 2023.
27. 06. 2023.
11. 07. 2023.
29. 08. 2023.
12. 09. 2023.
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