Course Overview

The Foundations of Gerontology ECE exam covers the material that would typically be taught in an undergraduate upper-level course on gerontology. InstantCert's course for this subject looks at many aspects of aging--demographics and trends, health issues, sociology, economical and political issues, and death.

Topics Covered in This Course

Important Concepts of Gerontology

Definition of gerontology
Definitions of aging
Variables involved in the aging process
Agism
Research issues

Demography of Aging: Trends and Projections

Biology and Physical Health

General considerations
Age changes
Theories of aging
Factors affecting aging and/or senescence
General concepts of health
Causes of illness and death among older people
Psychosocial effects of illness
Health care
Institutional care

Psychology and Mental Health

Cognitive function in later life
Personality - continuity and change
Measures of well-being
Mental health and aging

Sociology

The social context for aging
Sources of variation in aging
Housing and community context
Family roles and relationships in later adulthood
Other roles and activities

Economics, Work, and Retirement

Income
Consumer patterns
Work
Retirement

Political Behavior and Public Policy

Political participation - age and cohort effects
Older adult movements
Policies and programs
Contemporary policy issues

Death and Dying

Issues concerning death and dying
Responses to death and dying
Care for the dying
Bereavement

Customer Test Results for the Foundations of Gerontology

57 users submitted test results since January, 2009
52 of those users reported a passing score (91%)


The following are a sample of the test results submitted by members who’ve taken the Foundations of Gerontology ECE exam after using InstantCert’s study program. These are unfiltered, unedited results and this list is automatically updated to show the ten most recent results:

November 24, 2014 User  passed with a score of B
June 3, 2014 User  passed with a score of B
January 1, 2014 User  passed with a score of c
July 11, 2013 User  passed with a score of A
April 25, 2013 User  passed with a score of C
March 8, 2013 User  passed with a score of A
January 1, 2013 User  passed with a score of A
January 1, 2013 User  passed with a score of A
December 3, 2012 User  passed with a score of C
September 22, 2012 User  passed with a score of C

Free Sample Questions For The Foundations of Gerontology ECE

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Question 1 of 5

Gerontology is the study of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of __________.


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Related Exams with Overlapping Subject Matter

The Foundations of Gerontology ECE exam has significant overlap with the Psychology of Adulthood and Aging exam, so you should consider taking the two back-to-back or studying for them at the same time.