Skip Navigation

Course Directory

Health Services and Outcomes for Aging Populations Practicum I

East Baltimore
1st term
Health Policy and Management
0.5 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Friday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructors:
Jennifer Wolff

The practicum has been structured to provide trainees with exposure to “real world” clinical, financing and organizational aspects of health services and outcomes in the care of older adults with an emphasis on key elements of person- and family-oriented care.

Focuses on Home-Based Care and provides an in-depth overview of home-based medical care, skilled home health care, and telehealth. Complements traditional coursework by providing exposure to the real-world settings and organizations that comprise aging services delivery and infrastructure.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Recognize the range of services that may be delivered in the home
  2. Deconstruct the mechanisms by which home-based health services are financed and the underlying incentives embedded in financing structures
  3. Evaluate innovative approaches to addressing the whole health of older adults through care delivery in the home
  4. Assess barriers to implementing evidence-based health services for older adults in the home
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Reflection
  • 20% Participation
  • 30% Grant concept paper

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to Aging pre- and post-doctoral trainees only

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Students not appointed to the T32 Aging training program must obtain instructor consent to register

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

Course will involve student field trips to offsite organizations. Course will require students to register as Student Observers of Clinical Care with the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Will meet in departmental conference room space