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Course Title[Course Code]:Geropsychology[080312]

Faculty: Arts
Department: Psychology
Program: Psychology
Compulsory / Elective:Compulsory
Postgraduate(Doctoral-Not Available)
Hours:
Lecture:( 3 ) Practical / Clinical:( - ) Tutorial:( - )

Course Description:
The course aims at introducing students to the concept, the emergence, and development of this science. It sheds light on topics such as: the size of the problem of the elderly, the community attitudes towards the elderly, and problems of retirement. This course includes a study of the psychological effects of retirement, the problems of the retirement age, the emotional care of the elderly, aging-diseases, social, psychological, and physical problems for the elderly. Moreover, it attempts applying psychological theories to the problems of the elderly, such as psychosocial programs for the purpose of elderly-rehabilitation.