309.843.98 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
ThFS 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Identify the major social determinants that influence the health of older populations
    • Describe major interventions that promote good health in older adults
    • Summarize and disseminate information to key decision-makers across multiple sectors and communities
  • Course Description

    Examines the social determinants that can influence the health of older populations. Explores current and potential interventions that promote good health in older adults and develops practical and effective tools for assessing and evaluating programs and policies. Focuses on social determinants over the life course and the role of local and national governments investing in Age-Friendly Cities and reducing disability and dependency in later life. Does not address the role of health care programs and organization of care for elderly populations.

  • Intended Audience

    part-time MPH students and institute participants

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: in-class participation (20%) and final 12-15 page paper (80%)examining a policy issue impacting older adults.

    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:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.