hcs548 | Graduate

Foundations Of Gerontology

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This course introduces students to the field of gerontology and focuses on the aspect of aging. Emphasis will be placed on the basic conceptual and theoretical perspectives on aging using a multidisciplinary framework. Students will uncover the myths and stereotypes of aging, demographic changes occurring in The United States, available programs and services, and current issues affecting older adults.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Issues in Aging

    • Identify living environment options for the aging population.
    • Examine the challenges related to emerging roles of families and health care providers for an expanding aging society.
    • Examine the demographics related to adult life transitions.

    Economic Issues in Aging

    • Identify the impact of retirement on personal income with aging.
    • Discuss the economic impact for societies with aging population growth.
    • Explain the economic effects that families face when caring for an aging family member.

    Programs and Services

    • Describe the federal, state, and local health care resources for the older population.
    • Examine services and benefits of senior based organizations.
    • Identify the impact of technology as an intervention as well as a resource.

    Future of Aging Population

    • Examine the need for relevant future research in aging issues.
    • Describe the impact of medicine and health related services on longevity.

    Aspects of Aging

    • Describe the study and field of gerontology.
    • Analyze the demographics and implications of an aging population.
    • Examine the myths and stereotypes related to aging.

    Theories of Aging

    • Identify the influence of various cultural and ethnic perspectives on aging.
    • Examine the major aspects of aging theories.
    • Evaluate the relevancy of aging theories to current approaches to the social and biological aspects of aging.
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