HMS 146 - Introduction to Gerontology
Interdisciplinary study of the processes of aging. Focus on changes in the aging lifestyle and how they are transforming the United States and the international community. Policies, services, and resources that have been impacted by the changing age demographics.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the biological, social, and psychological characteristics of older individuals.
2. Examine major national/international policies and understand their relationship to the process of growing older.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the services and resources available to an aging population that is changing in terms of needs.
4. Critically reflect on personal issues with regard to aging.
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