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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014

Examines the social determinants that can influence the health of older populations. Explores current and potential interventions that promote good health in older adults and develops practical and effective tools for assessing and evaluating programs and policies. Focuses on social determinants over the life course and the role of local and national governments investing in Age-Friendly Cities and reducing disability and dependency in later life. Does not address the role of health care programs and organization of care for elderly populations.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify the major social determinants that influence the health of older populations
Describe major interventions that promote good health in older adults
Summarize and disseminate information to key decision-makers across multiple sectors and communities

Methods of Assessment: in-class participation (20%) and final 12-15 page paper (80%)examining a policy issue impacting older adults.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Class Times:
  • Thu 11/14/2013 - Sat 11/16/2013
  • Thursday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Friday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Saturday 8:30 - 6:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Restriction: undergraduate students are not permitted in this section
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Full-time JHSPH students must obtain permission from Judy Holzer or Pam Davis prior to registering for this course.

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Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015