GER102 Gerontology Theory and Research (8)


The aim of this subject is to provide an introduction to selected concepts and theories from biology, sociology and psychology which have been applied to the study of ageing. The relevance to practice of a sound grounding in theoretical knowledge in gerontology and the multi-disciplinary nature of that knowledge are discussed. The subject provides an overview of research in gerontology and provides experiential learning in formulating a research proposal.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: GER102
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate an understanding at a basic level the
theories of ageing outlined
- be able to evaluate the contribution of the different
disciplines to an understanding of the ageing experience
- be able to describe the research process
- be able to outline several different approaches to research
- be able to formulate a research proposal


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Biological aspects of ageing - Psychological aspects of ageing - Sociological aspects of ageing - Research methods in Gerontology


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.