Mar 25, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 416 - Issues in Gerontology and Geriatrics for the 21st Century

(1-3 S.H.) (Elective)

This course is a series of three consecutive modules of content related to common issues in gerontology and geriatrics. A student may take one, two, or all three modules, and each has the preceding module as a prerequisite. The course focuses on normal aging, theories of aging, social gerontology, and societal effects of an increasing population of older people. The geriatric content will focus on major geriatric syndromes such as immobility, incontinence, instability, iatrogenic illness, and intellectual impairment. Emphasis will be placed on assessment and maintenance of individual competency, independence, and physiological function across clinical settings. Prerequisite: Senior standing in major or instructor’s permission. Grade only.

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