380.753.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 3rd Term | 3 Credit(s)
Th 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    At the end of this course, students will be able to: 1. Identify and describe the primary demographic causes of population aging 2. Relate population aging to the epidemiologic transition 3. Discuss and critique theories about the relationships between changing patterns of morbidity and longevity 4. Describe the implications of population aging for health care, social programs, intergenerational equity, and family support 5. Contrast the nature of population aging for diverse cultures and ethnic groups.
  • Course Description

    Examines basic concepts of demography of aging, including trends in aging and the health of populations; characteristics of the older population in the U.S. and other countries; models of the demographic and health transitions experienced by older individuals; and implications of population aging for policy and program responses.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on mid-term and final exams, and projects.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.