Biological And Psychological Aspects Of Aging – hcs551 (3 credits)
This course examines the physical process of aging and the effects on physical and mental health. These topics are applied to disease prevention, health maintenance, and selected disorders that affect health and independent living. Public policy and program development issues will also be addressed to promote the health of the aging population.
Describe the theoretical framework of aging and longevity.
Explain the biological aspects and changes of aging.
Cognitive Aspects of Aging
Explain factors related to cognitive aspects of aging.
Identify theoretical treatments and solutions to cognitive impairments.
Describe cognitive impairments associated with aging.
Influences on Healthy Aging
Identify factors that indirectly affect healthy aging.
Describe changes associated with functional performance and the aging body.
Identify factors related to management of chronic diseases
Influences of Pharmacology and Nutrition
Examine the effects of pharmacology interactions.
Identify aspects of pharmacology management.
Analyze the factors related to nutritional status on aging and pharmacology interactions.
End of Life Issues
Explain the five stages of grief.
Analyze individual and societal attitudes about death and dying.
Age-Based Programs and Services
Examine educational programs and their effect on health promotion.
Describe available age-based services and discuss their effect on aging and the older adult.
Analyze the issues related to providing age-based programs and services.
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