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309.605.01 HEALTH ISSUES FOR AGING POPULATIONS

Cancelled

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
1st term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2015 - 2016
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Jennifer Wolff
Course Instructors:

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Description:

Acquaints students to topics that pertain to aging populations. 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 Objectives:

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

  1. Identify determinants of population aging and consequences for individuals and society
  2. Analyze conceptual frameworks and measures in gerontology
  3. Critique seminal and current readings in gerontology
  4. Explain policy programs, financing considerations, and workforce issues that pertain to meeting economic, health, and social needs of aging societies
  5. Apply concepts covered in this course to a contemporary aging-related issue
  6. Demonstrate command of knowledge on a contemporary issue that arises from population aging
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation is based on active participation, in-class quizzes, a paper, and a final presentation.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required