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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 21/12/2014
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GERI0750-1  Sociology, psychology and rights of the elderly
- Sociology and Ageing
- Psychology and guidance of elderly patients
- Private Law Aspects Pertaining to the Protection of the Elderly and the Management of their Personal Assets

Duration :  Sociology and Ageing : 20h Th
Psychology and guidance of elderly patients : 15h Th, 5h SEM
Private Law Aspects Pertaining to the Protection of the Elderly and the Management of their Personal Assets : 20h Th
Number of credits :  
Master in Public Health, Professional Focus in Management of Healthcare Institutions, 2nd year6
Lecturer :  Sociology and Ageing : Didier Vrancken
Psychology and guidance of elderly patients : Stéphane Adam
Private Law Aspects Pertaining to the Protection of the Elderly and the Management of their Personal Assets : Yves-Henri Leleu
Substitute(s) :  Sociology and Ageing : Laurent Nisen
Psychology and guidance of elderly patients : /
Private Law Aspects Pertaining to the Protection of the Elderly and the Management of their Personal Assets : Aurélie Nottet
Coordinator :  Pierre Gillet
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Course contents :  
Sociology and Ageing

As the course is common to several sections of various faculties (Institute of Social Sciences, Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Psychology), an attention is granted to the diversity of the school and professional courses, but also to the waitings of students.
It thus tends to link at the same time theoretical topics (the large sociological theories which had an interest for the ageing-related themes) and concrete problems (mistreatment, dependence, active ageing, etc.)
Concretely, the course aims at sweeping the field of the sociology of ageing. The topics learned during the first part are the following ones: - Intro: stereotypes on ageing - old age through the ages - large sociological currents (functionalism, phenomenology, interactionnism) - the glance of the modern theories on the principal steps of ageing (retirement, widowhood, institutionalization) - the typical case of the quantitative studies - active ageing - dependence - mistreatment

Psychology and guidance of elderly patients

The overall objective of the course is to deconstruct some stereotypes associated with the concept of aging (normal and pathologic aging). More concretely, various problems related to or associated with aging (normal and pathologic aging) are considered, as: (1) the origins and characteristics of the aging population (demographics), (2) physiological aging, (3) the questioning of psychometric model of cognitive decline, (4) the description of some theories explaining how a person adapts to his aging and maintains a good quality of life, and (5) how to take care of a person having an Alzheimer's disease.

Private Law Aspects Pertaining to the Protection of the Elderly and the Management of their Personal Assets

The course envisages the protection of old people under two juridical points of view : the perspective of the rights of personnality, and the one of patrimony rights.
In the first perspective, will be studied, among others, patient's rights, euthanasia, protection by different status of incapacity and the survivance of the right of personnality after the death of the person. In the second perspective, will be studied the problem of alimony between the old people and their families, the regime of inheritance rights, and matrimonial property.

Learning outcomes of the course :  
Sociology and Ageing

At the end of the course, the student will be able to remember and will have understood the main sociological and theoretical concepts met.
Especially, he will have acquired a critical glance on notions such as the dependence of elderly people, the older workers, the representations of old age...
He will be able to argue on these topics.

Psychology and guidance of elderly patients

to have some theoritical and methodological knowledges in connection with the present knowledges about ageing; knowledges being particularly important for the nursing staff or future directors of institution for the elderly.

Private Law Aspects Pertaining to the Protection of the Elderly and the Management of their Personal Assets

The course's objective is to make the student acquainted with the juridical tough and to give him a basic knowledge of core concepts and principles of the law, related to his professional practise.

Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Sociology and Ageing

None

Psychology and guidance of elderly patients

No prerequisites required

Private Law Aspects Pertaining to the Protection of the Elderly and the Management of their Personal Assets

Any

Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Sociology and Ageing

The theoretical course will use in particular the following methods: - presentations ex cathedra - framed debates - outside contributors

Private Law Aspects Pertaining to the Protection of the Elderly and the Management of their Personal Assets

Any

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Sociology and Ageing

Two hours course each week, at the first semester.

Psychology and guidance of elderly patients

Face-to-face

Private Law Aspects Pertaining to the Protection of the Elderly and the Management of their Personal Assets

Oral lectures by the team of the Unité de droit familial The students are strongly invited to partcipate and to exchange over the application of the principles studied in their professional practise.

Recommended or required readings :  
Sociology and Ageing

Course notes (slides) available after each course on My ULg.

Psychology and guidance of elderly patients

The course material consists of: (1) the content of the speech during oral-face sessions, and (2) slides posted online (on MyUlg) after each lecture.

Private Law Aspects Pertaining to the Protection of the Elderly and the Management of their Personal Assets

Several documents (articles, extracts of books, ...) will be given. Those are analysed and commented during oral courses. All the published codes or their photocopies are allowed.

Assessment methods and criteria :  
Sociology and Ageing

Oral examination. Written documents (powerpoints) as well as notions developed during the oral course are part of the examination.
The students are evaluated on their restitution and their comprehension of the course, but also on their capacity to put in prospect the concepts seen, to bring personal examples, or a critical glance.

Psychology and guidance of elderly patients

Written exam

Private Law Aspects Pertaining to the Protection of the Elderly and the Management of their Personal Assets

Oral or written assesment If written, the question is presented as a casus, and students are asked to apply the concepts studied in a practical tough process. There are several subquestions, more theoretical.

Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Sociology and Ageing

Start of the courses: October 2

Private Law Aspects Pertaining to the Protection of the Elderly and the Management of their Personal Assets

Any

Contacts :  
Sociology and Ageing

Teaching assistant : L. Nisen (04 366 21 85) Teacher : D. Vrancken (04 366 31 76)

Private Law Aspects Pertaining to the Protection of the Elderly and the Management of their Personal Assets

yh.leleu@ulg.ac.be




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