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GERO 465. Health and Aging

Credits: 3
Department: Gerontology
Description: Physiological and cognitive processes of human aging within context of environmental, societal and lifestyle factors which promote healthy aging.
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the health needs of older adults.
2. Distinguish between normal, pathological, usual and successful aging.
3. Demonstrate a knowledge of key biological theories of aging.
4. Identify physiological changes associated with aging.
5. Identify environmental, social and lifestyle factors that affect the health of older adults.
6. Evaluate strategies for maintaining and improving health over the life course.

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