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GERO 820 Principles and Practices of Health Promotion

This web page is intended to help you find information for the GERO 820 assignments. For further assistance ask at the Belzberg Library Reference Desk or contact Nina Smart, Liaison Librarian for Gerontology (778.782.5043 / ) Monday to Thursday ;

Instructor:  Dr. Irving Rootman


"This course is designed to cover and critically examine concepts, models, theories, and practices of health promotion specific to aging populations.  It will cover the origins and development of health promotion, population health and health education theories and  frameworks, current approaches to health promotion, and applications targeting specific groups of older adults.  Students will gain an understanding of the major issues surrounding health promotion and health education at the level of the individual, social  network, institution, community, and public policy."  [Note: for further information see the course outline]

Term paper


Use the SFU catalogue to find books. Sample Subject heading:   Older People Health And Hygiene
Sample Keyword search:    health promotion and (aged or older people)

Useful online indexes

To find journal articles and government reports, use the following indexes:



Health promotion for older adults

Paradigm shifts in the health arena

Predictors of Healthy Aging

Other useful web sites and books

SFU resources

  • Giving Effective Presentations tips from SFU's Student Learning Commons
  • Book a Presentation Consultation through Research Commons: "to provide students with assistance in choosing the content of a presentation, organising the material, and feedback on the written content.  This time can also be used as an informal practice for a presentation."

Style Guides

For citing research in your in-text references and reference list, refer to the following: