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309.607.98 INNOVATIONS IN HEALTH CARE FOR AGING POPULATIONS

Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
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 Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
To describe the nature of health care received by older Americans in hospitals, nursing homes, emergency departments, rehabilitation facilities, outpatient offices and at home
discuss the nature of successful and promising innovations in the health care of older people
appraise the available evidence on the costs and the effectiveness of these innovations
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.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Class Times:
  • Mon 11/19/2012 - Wed 11/21/2012
  • Monday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 6:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Restriction: Public Health graduate students only
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

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

For consent, contact: jholzer@jhpsh.edu
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015