Sep 24, 2023  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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LTC 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.

Prerequisites & Notes
HA 205 or LTC 210

Assignment Overview
12 weekly lessons and a final

Course Learning Objectives

Upon completing 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 United States 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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