Registration ended on August 16, 2018.

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Fall Offering Announced: September 4, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Statistics Canada 2016 census data confirms that there are now more seniors than children in Canada. Working with older adults is a new reality for Social Workers. Designed to expand existing social work knowledge and skills to address the needs of this growing population, OASW is proud to present the online certificate program: Advanced Social Work with Older Adults. Program includes:

  • Introductory module that fosters collaboration and networking among participants 
  • 6 three-hour modules on engaging topics: 

    • Normal Aging & Geriatric Syndromes/Conditions 
    • Geriatric Assessment & Screening Tools 
    • Mental Health & Practice Implications 
    • Ethics & Care 
    • Policy & Macro Perspectives 
    • Pharmacology 
  • Accessible learning delivered online
  • Special pricing available for OASW members

Course Content:

Introduction Module

September 4 — 9, 2018
An important opportunity to get familiar with the online learning platform and meet the other participants. To foster a connected and engaged community of online learners, you will write a few words about yourself as an introduction to each other. These introductions will also be available to the facilitators to enhance the overall learning experience.

NOTE: The Introduction Module is mandatory to review and complete before the start of Module 1. It can be done on your own time at your own pace as it is asynchronous.
It should not take more than 1 hour to complete.

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Registration Deadline: 
August 16, 2018

Course Start Date (Introduction Module):
September 4 - 9, 2018

Module 1: September 10-23, 2018

Module 2: September 24 - October 7, 2018

Module 3: October 8-21, 2018

Module 4: October 22 - November 4, 2018

Module 5: November 5 - 18, 2018

Module 6: November 19 - December 2, 2018

Course Wrap-up (Complete Outstanding Assignments):
December 3 - 16, 2018