Health Management For Older Adults: Developing An Interdiscipli

Sites: HMS
Director(s): David Satin
Prerequisites: Course director's permission. Plans to work with older adult individuals, populations, and/or programs, and ability to represent disciplines contributing importantly to this work.
Offered: Spring. Thursdays, 5:30-8:00 P.M., Countway Library of Medicine
Location: OTHER - Other U.S. Institutions (40)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: Health management for older adults is a major issue in contemporary society. Policy, economics, organizational structure, and clinical care intermingle in responding on societal, institutional, and clinical levels. This course challenges the inquisitive, creative student to address these complex issues. It will focus on effective outcomes and understanding the range of roles professionals may adopt. It will provide the knowledge base and skill set necessary for interdisciplinary professional practice. An interdisciplinary student body, faculty and curriculum teach the context of health care and professional practice in modules that focus on societal, institutional, and health team perspectives. (Administration, dentistry, medicine, ministry, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, policy-making, psychology, public health, social work, and other disciplines participate.) Interdisciplinary student teams learn and demonstrate learning through preparing seminars on an issue important in their work. Students evaluate their progress and the course continuously. Cross registration is encouraged.