Gerontology Course Offerings

GT-401 Biology & Health & Aging (1.5 credits)
Covers basic biological and health factors related to aging. Topics include life course changes, normal aging, nutrition, aging related diseases, frailty, and incontinence. Prerequisite: Enrolled in Gerontology Certificate Program or permission of director of Gerontology Center.
GT-402 Social Aspects of Aging (1.5 credits)
Covers basic social factors related to aging. Topics include attitudes, communication, demographics, cross-cultural aging, education, politics, minority aging, and successful aging. Prerequisite: Enrolled in Gerontology Certificate Program or permission of director of Gerontology Center.
GT-403 Later Life Issues (1.5 credits)
Covers key issues faced by the elderly and their families in late life. Topics include ethical issues, end of life reviews, and health care issues. Prerequisite: Enrolled in Gerontology Certificate Program or permission of director of Gerontology Center.
GT-404 Personality Dimensions of Aging (1.5 credits)
Covers personality factors related to aging. Topics include cognition, anxiety and depression, dementia, and personality changes. Prerequisite: Enrolled in Gerontology Certificate Program or permission of director of Gerontology Center.
GT-405 Institutional Care (1.5 credits)
Covers institutional settings that serve the needs of the elderly. Topics include assisted living, residential care, home-based care, community-based long-term care, and designing physical environments for the elderly. Prerequisite: Enrolled in Gerontology Certificate Program or permission of director of Gerontology Center.
GT-406 Geriatric Assessment (1.5 credits)
Covers various issues related to geriatric assessment. Topics include comprehensive geriatric assessment, specific functional assessments, and an overview of geriatric assessment instruments. Prerequisite: Enrolled in Gerontology Certificate Program or permission of director of Gerontology Center.
GT-407 Economics of Aging (1.5 credits)
Covers various issues related to the economic welfare of the elderly. Topics include employment of older workers, retirement, social security, and pensions. Prerequisite: Enrolled in Gerontology Certificate Program or permission of director of Gerontology Center.
GT-408 Aging and the Spiritual Dimension (1.5 credits)
Covers key issues related to death and dying and the spiritual needs of the elderly. Topics include death and dying, bereavement, ethics, and the role of religion over the life cycle. Prerequisite: Enrolled in Gerontology Certificate Program or permission of director of Gerontology Center.
GT-409 Social Policies and Legal Issues of Aging (1.5 credits)
Covers key issues related to aging-based policies and specific legal considerations of relevance to aging. Topics include Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, financing age related programs, and personal legal issues. Prerequisite: Enrolled in Gerontology Certificate Program or permission of director of Gerontology Center.
GT-496 Internship (1-6 credits)
Students may elect to do a short research study or complete a community-based internship in a setting serving the elderly. Prerequisite: Completion of at least six modules in the Gerontology Certificate Program or permission of director of Gerontology Center.

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