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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


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Term paper



Health promotion in Canada : critical perspectives on practice  RA 427.8 H45 2012

Health behavior and health education : theory, research, and practice RA 776.9 H434 2008

Use the SFU catalogue to find books.

Sample subject heading:    Older People Health And Hygiene
Keyword search:    health promotion and (aged or older people)

Useful online indexes

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

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Health Promotion for Older Adults

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Paradigm Shifts in the Health Arena

Predictors of Healthy Aging



Other useful Web sites and books




Style Guides

For citing research in your references and bibliographies, refer to the following:    

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