Members of the CODESRIA team, comprising of the participants and trainers during the opening ceremony of the CODESRIA College of Academic Mentors Institute training graced by the Registrar RIO, Professor Vincent Onywera, accompanied by key note speaker Dr. Godwin Murunga
Participants at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences during presentation session at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC).
Participants at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences during presentation session at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC).
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Participants comparing notes in their groups during the Group Discussion Session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography referring to her notes on Research Integrity and Ethics during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the KUCC
The gracious Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography, explaining ethical concepts in research to members of the CODESRIA team during the 10 day workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Lead trainer, Professor Bangura of Howard University responding to participants’ queries during question and answer session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Abdul Karim Bangura explaining to the participants about the Ideal Dissertation Structure during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Chris Shisanya giving his presentation on Epistemological Paradigms in Social Research during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School at KUCC
Professor Ishmael Munene presenting a certificate of participation to Lydia Amoah from University of Ghana during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Florence Shingirayi Chamisa from University of FortHare during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Sylvester Kohol Shima from University of Ibadan during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitators Professors Chris Shisanya being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitators Professors Joy Obando being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
Dr. Godwin Murunga, the Incoming Executive Secretary of CODESRIA giving his closing remarks during the workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.

DIPLOMA IN GERONTOLOGY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
This course is open to those with the following qualifications:
1.Any diploma or degree holder interested in this field of study.
2.‘A’ Level or K.A.C.E and its equivalent
3.At least a C Grade at K.C.S.E or Division 3 at K.C.E or its equivalent
4.Holders of Division 4 or Grade D+ with five years experience and holders of a certificate in related fields from recognized institutions will only be considered after passing an entry examination.
5.Applicants from non-commonwealth countries will have their qualifications appraised to Kenyan equivalent.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
SEMESTER I
SOC/DGR 010:Social and Cultural Context of Ageing (Core)
Introduction to social gerontology. Ageing of populations and societies. The social environment and ageing. Older persons in past and contemporary societies. The sub-culture of  ageing: stereotypes, norms and constraints. Urban versus Rural ageing. Age stratification and conflicts. Socialization and social roles. Ageing and role transitions. Comparisons of ageing in different societies. Gender and Ageism.
SOC/DGR 011:Family Relations and Ageing (Core)
Introduction to the concept of family. Theories of the family. Family in past and contemporary society. The family life cycle; parents, adolescents and adult children. Old age and the family: Grand motherhood and fatherhood. Ageing in different family systems. Older persons in marital context: never married, married, divorced, widowed, remarried. Older persons and family roles: social, economic, psychological and cultural. Older persons: social status, family tensions and conflicts. Rural versus urban family relations. Ageing in the context of social change in Africa.
SOC/DGR 012:Population and the Ageing (Core)
Conceptual models of ageing populations. Global and national patterns of ageing. The role of older persons and their support within changing family structures in developed and developing countries. Demographic features of  ageing: mortality, fecundity and migration. Ageing among men and women in developing and developed nations. Economic and social implications of population of ageing.  Critic on policies of ageing. Future world trends in ageing.
SOC/DGR 013:The Physiology of Ageing (core)
Defining Physiology and related terms. Physiological alterations with age. Heart rate and blood pressure, respiratory efficiency of older persons.  Joints, flexibility, muscular and cardiovascular endurance training for older persons.  Benefits of exercise for older adults.
SOC/DGR 014:Socio-economic Issues in Ageing
Introduction to principles of economics. Employment structures and older persons. Demographic structure and transition, life expectancy and death rates, retirement: savings and retirement behaviour. Insurance issues: concept of pension and income security. Economic activities: production in agriculture, rural and urban informal activities. Economics of health. Social welfare. Spending, leisure resources. International comparisons of older persons incomes.
SOC/DGR 015:Health and The Ageing Process
Concept of health and wholeness. Theories of health. Health and illness. Society and medicine, Diseases affecting older persons: chronic illness, endemic diseases. Symptoms and symptom experiences, Physical and mental health among older persons. Health behaviour, culture and society, health habits and lifestyles. Family and health care for  older persons. Life expectancy and mortality rates. Preventive health behaviour. Pain management: physiotherapy, psychotherapy and drug therapy.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 14:01

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Dr. Dickson M. Ombaka
CHAIRMAN,
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY