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 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

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

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    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 Gerontology

    • 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.

    Aspects of Aging

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

    Theories of 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.

    Issues in Aging

    • 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.

    Economic Issues in Aging

    • 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.
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