Social support for the elderly

Type: Normative

Department: social pedagogy and social work




SemesterAmount of hoursLecturerGroup(s)
532Associate Professor MARTIROSIAN Lesia


SemesterAmount of hoursGroupTeacher(s)
532Associate Professor MARTIROSIAN Lesia

Course description

The discipline “Social support of the elderly” is intended for students of the first bachelor’s level of full-time and part-time forms of education. The subject of study of the academic discipline is: theory and practice of social support of the elderly; forms, directions, content of social work with this category of service recipients.

The purpose of teaching the academic discipline is: formation of professional knowledge of higher education students about the biosocial processes of aging and old age; features of old age, characteristics of the aging process; social consequences of demographic processes caused by the aging of the population; peculiarities of psychosomatic, material and household, legislative, legal, socio-cultural and other problems of the elderly; deontological issues in social work with the elderly.

Recommended Literature

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