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309.605.01 HEALTH ISSUES FOR AGING POPULATIONS

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
1st term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Jennifer Wolff
Course Instructors:

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Description:

Provides an overview of issues in health and health care delivery for older persons. Students explore three modules: (1) broad social and policy implications of an aging society (demography, socially defined roles and expectations, disability dynamics and trends, housing and the built environment), (2) clinical issues in aging (aging and geriatric medicine, chronic care, long term care delivery, ethical issues in the health care of older adults, and death and dying), and (3) financial implications (financing of health and long-term care, retirement and economic security, sustainability of entitlement programs for older adults).

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss range of health issues that older persons, their health providers, government, and society will confront in the coming decades
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation is based on a paper, presentation, and final examination.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

First of a series of five courses offered by the School as a concentration in Gerontology for master and doctoral students.