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Term: 1st term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Jennifer Wolff
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:

Acquaints students to topics that pertain to aging societies. Organized around three modules that explore (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 consequences for individuals and society (financing of health and long-term care, retirement and economic security, sustainability of entitlement programs).

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Discuss a 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