Aging Process

Welcome to the Aging Process Course, the first of four courses you will complete during your EPIC-AT Fellowship this year.

This aging process course guides you in understanding the physical, psychological, and social dimensions of aging, with attention paid to both the subjective experience and the diversity of the aging population in Canada. Moreover, course content and activities will encourage you to critically analyze your assumptions about aging and older adults and identify ways in which these positively and negatively impact your engagement with them as stakeholders in your everyday lives, research, and work.

To begin, please watch the video below featuring Dr. Nathalie Bier,  full professor at the School of Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy Program of the Université de Montréal. This video will explain more about the course and how it will positively contribute to how you can understand your work. 

Please note that the video begins in French with the English introduction beginning at the 1:10 mark.

Course Goals

By the end of this course you will:

  1. Demonstrate awareness of how aging may affect physical, psychological, and social dimensions of health and well-being.
  2. Understand how aging may affect health and well-being, especially for those living with complex health needs.
  3. Recognize variation in the experience of aging in terms of individual differences and diverse groups.
  4. Critically analyze your assumptions and biases about aging and older adults.
  5. Learn meaningful strategies to engage with older adults as stakeholders and partners in your research and work.

This course will include older adult engagement activities, a webinar featuring Dr. Virginie Cobigo on aging and cognitive disability, self-reflection on your assumptions on aging, critiques on ageist technology, and critical readings to increase understanding of your stakeholder communities.

Estimated Completion Time: The Aging Process course will take you approximately 6-7 hours to complete.


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