309.605.01 HEALTH ISSUES FOR AGING POPULATIONS
- Jennifer Wolff
- Bruce Leff
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).
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Discuss range of health issues that older persons, their health providers, government, and society will confront in the coming decades
- Tuesday 1:30 - 2:50
- Thursday 1:30 - 2:50