HEALTH ISSUES FOR AGING POPULATIONS Syllabus

309.605.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Jennifer Wolff
    Bruce Leff
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Discuss range of health issues that older persons, their health providers, government, and society will confront in the coming decades
  • Course Description
    Provides an overview of issues in health and health care delivery for older persons. Students explore three modules: (1) broad social and policy implications of an aging society (demography, socially defined roles and expectations, disability dynamics and trends, housing and the built environment), (2) clinical issues in aging (aging and geriatric medicine, chronic care, long term care delivery, ethical issues in the health care of older adults, and death and dying), and (3) financial implications (financing of health and long-term care, retirement and economic security, sustainability of entitlement programs for older adults).
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation is based on a paper, presentation, and final examination.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Student evaluation is based on in-class quizzes and a final paper and presentation.

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    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.

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