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GHA/557

Social and Cultural Aspects of Aging

Course level: Graduate

3 credits

Total credits

6 weeks

Course length

Take this course on its own, or as part of a degree or certificate program.

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This course examines social and cultural perspectives on aging and their implications for health administrators serving aging populations. Public and personal aspects of aging will be addressed. Topics will include work and retirement, social policy, older people as social and political forces, care needs, diversity, economics, social support, and disability.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Earn these career-relevant skills in weeks, not years.

  • Compare historical roles of older adults in society.
  • Describe the evolution of perspectives on aging.

  • Compare options for transitioning from worker to retiree.
  • Differentiate factors that impact retirement.
  • Examine the economic and financial impact of retirement.

  • Evaluate the social and cultural concerns that impact the older adult.
  • Analyze poverty and inequality patterns in older adults.

  • Compare informal and formal support systems and services.
  • Evaluate the sources of funding for support systems and services.

  • Analyze the ramifications of aging on relationships.
  • Evaluate the impact of changing finances on relationships for older adults.

  • Examine the impact of public policy on the older adults.
  • Evaluate the effect of political activism on older adults.

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