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This course will introduce you to a range of health issues regarding older persons, their health providers and society face in the next decade.

You will study aging, its implications for individuals, families, and society. You will explore the demographics and biology of aging, develop an understanding of the basic health and mental health issues, and federal and state policy decisions that state and federal government will need to solve related to these issues.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: JHSPH Open

Course Curriculum

Lecture 1 OverviewIntroduction to Class 00:15:00
Lecture 2 Demography of Aging 00:25:00
Lecture 3 Biological Basis and Clinical Aspects of Aging 00:10:00
Lecture 4 Physical Disorders Associated with Aging 00:25:00
Lecture 5 Mental Disorders of Older Persons 00:45:00
Lecture 6 Functional Capacity and Disability 00:25:00
Lecture 7 Health Services for Older Persons Ambulatory and Hospital Care Community-based Long Term Care 00:30:00
Lecture 8 Prevention of Disease and Compression of Morbidity 00:30:00
Lecture 9 Health Services for Older Persons Institutional Long-term Care 00:25:00
Lecture 10 Informal Caregiving for Functionally Impaired Older Persons 00:25:00
Lecture 11 Innovative programs for chronically ill older persons 00:10:00
Lecture 12Federal Health Policies Related to Older Persons 00:10:00
Lecture 13 State Health Policies Related to Older Persons 00:15:00
Lecture 14 Ethical Issues in Health Care for Frail Older Persons 00:15:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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