hcs433 | undergraduate

Dimensions Of Health And The Older Adult

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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 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: 5

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    Current Trends in Aging

    • Describe the demographics of our current aging population
    • Examine the concept of Ageism
    • Discuss the theories of aging
    • Identify the impact of current health care statistics

    Psychosocial Aging

    • Recognize the emotional aspects related to aging
    • Identify the aspects of cognitive functioning and possible impairments in the older adult
    • Describe the changing social roles of older adults
    • Give examples of resources available to address the psychosocial aspects 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

    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
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