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GERO: Physical Aspects of Aging

Course Number: 10544202
Credits: 3.00

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Course Description

10-544-202 GERO: PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF AGING of normal and pathological changes occurring in the aging human body with special emphasis on age-related chronic diseases. Topics addressed include: analysis of biological theories of aging, cultural and ethnic influence on aging pathologies, and other factors impacting the aging process. (Prerequisites: 10-544-201, Intro to Gerontology; Corequisite: 10-801-136, English Comp 1)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall

Length of Course

Course Competencies

  1. Synthesize common biological theories of aging
  2. Outline the aging changes in the systems of the body
  3. Defend the ability to 'optimally' age
  4. Interpret the relationship between aging and disease
  5. Assess functional health and its impact on quality of life
  6. Examine the impact of stress on the aging process
  7. Interpret the impact of falls on the older adult population
  8. Qualify the concept of frailty and its implications in the older adult