Specialization in Gerontology
Students in this specialization will learn the principles of health services research and policy and then apply them to the study of all aspects of health and health care of the aging population.
This specialization integrates gerontologic content into health policy in general and health services research in particular. The required course work prepares students for leadership positions in agencies and institutions that administer services and research positions that address the health and well-being of older populations.
Students must complete the course requirements for the concentration in Health Services Research and Policy and take four additional courses to earn the Bloomberg School’s Certificate in Gerontology; four are required and one is elective.
- 309.605 Health Issues for Aging Populations
- 309.607 Innovations in Health Care for Aging Populations
- 340.616 Epidemiology of Aging *
The elective course is chosen from among the following options:
- Biological Basis of Aging (260.665)
- Mental Health in Later Life (330.618)
Note that 340.616 can serve as one of the two required distributional methods courses. Students in this concentration will need to take at least one of the other distributional methods courses above.