INNOVATIONS IN HEALTH CARE FOR AGING POPULATIONS Syllabus

309.607.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
MW 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Karen Davis
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • To describe the nature of health care received by older Americans in hospitals, nursing homes, emergency departments, rehabilitation facilities, outpatient offices and at home
    • discuss the nature of successful and promising innovations in the health care of older people
    • appraise the available evidence on the costs and the effectiveness of these innovations
    • identify how innovations are affected by public policies, organizational characteristics, provider incentives and interests, and patient behaviors and expectations
  • Course Description
    Acquaints students with the nature of the health care received by older Americans at home and in hospitals, nursing homes, emergency departments, rehabilitation facilities, and outpatient offices. Presents successful and promising innovations in the health care of older people. Provides students with available evidence about the costs and effectiveness of these innovations.
  • Intended Audience
    MPH, HPM doctoral students, gerontology certificate students.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Class participation, literature critiques and paper.
  • Course Schedule

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

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