Jun 18, 2024  
2014-2015 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2014-2015 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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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.

Assignment Overview
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.

Credits: 3

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