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BHF 402 Topics: Health and Aging (3 Credits)

This course is for students pursuing careers in the health sciences. Examine biopsychosocial processes and aspects involved with normal aging. Gerontology is, also, explored. Issues related to aging and health of older adults include the following: chronic disease, health promotion, health care systems, death and dying.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the nature and characteristics of the aging process.
  • Identify and explain the theories of aging.
  • Evaluate the health problems and concerns facing older adults.
  • Describe preventive strategies pertaining to health conditions impacting older adults.
  • Critically review professional journal articles in health sciences and gerontology for illustration of course concepts.