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Foundations of Gerontology for Health Administrators




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Course level: Graduate

This course introduces current and aspiring health administrators to the field of gerontology, and the systems and facilities that support these populations. Topics include an examination of the experiences of aging populations across the care continuum, myths and stereotypes of aging, and a survey of the demographic changes occurring in the U.S. that are resulting in larger elder populations.


This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

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Course skills and outcomes

  • Describe the study and field of gerontology.
  • Analyze the demographics of an aging population.
  • Examine the myths and stereotypes related to aging.
  • Examine the influence of various cultural and ethnic perspectives on aging.
  • Explain the major aspects of aging theories.
  • Evaluate the relevancy of aging theories to current approaches.
  • Examine the demographics related to adult life transitions.
  • Identify living environment options for the aging population.
  • Analyze the family and provider challenges related to the aging population.
  • Identify the impact of retirement on personal income.
  • Explain the economic effects that families face when caring for an aging family member.
  • Explain the economic impact for societies with aging population growth.
  • Describe the federal, state, and local healthcare 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.
  • Examine the need for relevant future research in aging issues.
  • Explain the impact of medicine and health-related services on life span.
  • Identify business needs to promote future gerontology services and products.


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