May 29, 2020
SO 310 - Aging in America
Presents concepts related to physiological, psychological, and social factors important in the aging process and their implications for health services. Includes an in-depth exploration of the social, political, economic, and ethical parameters of alternative approaches to services delivery.
Assignments: 6 Units
Interactivity: Discussion Board
Final Assessment: None
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
- View aging as a biopsychosocial process rather than a simple event and understand self, family, colleagues, and clients as aging individuals.
- Differentiate between normal changes of aging and illness states common in aging individuals.
- Apply major theories of aging from biology, psychology, and sociology to interpret how people age in U.S. society.
- Identify societal, community, and health-care resources for positive and successful aging.
- Identify some of the political, social, and economic issues important to health-care systems as they deal with the needs of aging clients.
- Recognize the wide range of existing alternatives for delivery of health care to aging people and identify opportunities for development of additional services based on identified needs and societal trends.
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