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Term: 1st term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Jennifer Wolff
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:

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 Objective(s):
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

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation is based on a paper, presentation, and final examination.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 2:50
  • Thursday 1:30 - 2:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail