Dimensions Of Health And The Older Adult –
This course examines the basic principles and concepts of the aging process; including the physical, social, emotional, and mental components of health. Benefits of health promotion and preventive action for the aging are also explored.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.
Current Trends in Aging
- Describe the demographics of our current aging population
- Identify the impact of current health care statistics
- Examine the concept of Ageism
- Discuss the theories of aging
The Physical Aging Process
- Describe the physiological changes that occur in the aging process
- Identify the functional changes that occur as you age
- Explain the impact of sensory changes
- Identify the aspects of cognitive functioning and possible impairments in the older adult
- Recognize the emotional aspects related to aging
- Describe the changing social roles of older adults
- Give examples of resources available to address the psychosocial aspects of aging
Health Promotion and Preventative Action
- List the leading chronic diseases seen in the current older adult population
- Explore the prevalence of high-risk behaviors
- Describe the stages of care within the health care continuum
- Specify various wellness programs applicable to the older adult
Planning for the Aging Population
- Identify changes needed to support a booming aging population
- Examine innovative technologies that can support and retain aging independence
- The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.
- While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
- Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.