Health and the Aging Process

Health and the Aging Process
Public health strategies to promote health and functional independence in the context of the inevitable consequence of aging.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining HLTH 466
Course Outcomes

Normal Aging Processes

Understand the physiological aspects of the normal aging process.

Aging Pathology

Understand aging as a pathological process and the factors in both the external and internal milieu, this may contribute to premature aging.

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Among the Aging

Relate knowledge about the organic and infectious diseases, common disorders, and disabilities prevalent among the elderly to disease prevention and health promotion among the aged.

Gerontology Research

Become exposed to professional literature pertaining to the biological, medical, and health aspects of aging including the use of clinical preventive services as noted by gerontology researchers.

Aging Physiology and Experimental Approaches

Understand the physiological aspects of aging and the experimental approaches used in studying the aging process.

Health Programs and Services for the Aged

Identify and distinguish the federal, state, and community health programs and services for the aged, including medical care, hospitalization, extended care, rehabilitation, and health maintenance.

Preventative Lifestyle Behaviors

Promote healthy lifestyle behaviors that help prevent premature aging, promote the health of the elderly, and contribute to the extension of the prime of life.

End-of-Life Decisions and Planning

Understand decision-making related to end-of-life planning.