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309.607.98 INNOVATIONS IN HEALTH CARE FOR AGING POPULATIONS

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
Barcelona, Spain
Dates:
Mon 11/19/2012 - Wed 11/21/2012
Class Times:
  • M Tu W,  8:30am - 6:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Judy Holzer
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

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Description:

Acquaints students with the nature of the health care received by older Americans at home and in hospitals, nursing homes, emergency departments, rehabilitation facilities, and outpatient offices. Presents successful and promising innovations in the health care of older people. Provides students with available evidence about the costs and effectiveness of these innovations.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. To describe the nature of health care received by older Americans in hospitals, nursing homes, emergency departments, rehabilitation facilities, outpatient offices and at home
  2. discuss the nature of successful and promising innovations in the health care of older people
  3. appraise the available evidence on the costs and the effectiveness of these innovations
  4. identify how innovations are affected by public policies, organizational characteristics, provider incentives and interests, and patient behaviors and expectations
Methods of Assessment:

Students will be evaluated based on class participation, a written literature critique and a final paper due within one month after the conclusion of the course.

Enrollment Restriction:

Public Health graduate students only

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Full-time students wishing to register for this course must obtain permission from Judy Holzer prior to registration.

For consent, contact:

jholzer@jhpsh.edu