Gerentology Advice and Guidance

Base Knowledge


Teaching Methodologies

It will be used a diverse methodology so that students can experience in their training what theoretically it is offered to them. Whether of the more theoretical, or in more practical lessons, will be encouraged student participation particularly in the context of the review of case studies and texts / scientific articles.

Continuous assessment consists in two taks: 1 written test (50%) and the development of an individual or group work (50%). Exam evaluation is a written test.

Learning Results

1. Recognize the Gerontological advice and guidance (GAG) as a professional competence of Social Gerontologist.

2. Know and apply the technical skills of GAG.

3. Know the proper relational social skills and apply and adapt them in situations of difficult emotional management.

4. Develop advisory capacity and proper guidance to each case and social response, difficulties and potentialities of the elderly.

5. Develop relational skills with the elderly, families and professionals in the institutional context.

6. Know the legal framework for advice and guidance in the elderly disability situations.

7. Understand that the intervention plan drawn up by a multidisciplinary team due to prior assessment is form of GAG in terms of prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support.

8. Understand the advice and guidance as a coaching method in gerontological intervention.


1. Advice and gerontological guidance: Social gerontologist profile.

2. counseling models and gerontological orientation: relational and intervention models.

3. social and communication skills: relation between social gerontologist and elder and / or family.

– The main orientations and behaviors in interpersonal relationships: passive style, assertive, aggressive.

– Enhancer communication strategies of empathy and family involvement.

– Stress related with care- causes

4. Coaching as gerontological intervention: the inexhaustible capacity building elder assumption.

5. Legal framework: inability to situations in gerontological advice and guidance.

– Respect for residual will elder incapable.

6. resolution of individual problems of the elderly and / or family and institutional: case studies. How to act?

7. Intervention Plan: measure of geriatric guidance and counseling.

Curricular Unit Teachers

Grading Methods

  • - test - 100.0%
Continuing Education
  • - group work - 50.0%
  • - test - 50.0%




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