GERO 415. Introduction to Gerontology

3 Credits (3)

Social, psychological, and physiological aspects of aging, with an interdisciplinary emphasis on health promotion. Demographic characteristics of the aging population. Taught with MPH 515.

GERO 450. Health Promotion for the Older Adult

3 Credits (3)

Common health concerns and lifestyle issues relevant to older adults. Facts about the content area, health behaviors, and practices to promote health and prevent disease; program development strategies applicable to a variety of settings. Same as MPH 557.

GERO 451. Aging and Public Policy

3 Credits (3)

Exploration of public policies relating to elders, historical development, current status and trends in public policy for this age group. Impact of political behavior of elders on policy making and implementing processes.

GERO 456. Biological Aspects of Aging

3 Credits (3)

Aging, the developmental process of the body determined by cellular changes influenced by lifestyle, genetics, and environment. Investigates these changes, how health promotion influences them, and when they are considered a disease. Same as MPH 556.

GERO 493. Adulthood and Aging

3 Credits (3)

Normal transitions in later life; those occurring from 40 years of age to the end of life are discussed. Changes in interpersonal relationships and adaptations commonly made by individuals and meeting those alterations are presented through research findings, case studies, and autobibliographies. Same as MPH 593.

GERO 494. Aging in a Multicultural Society

3 Credits (3)

Study and comparison of aging in the southwestern multicultural society with emphasis on health care. Same as MPH 594.

GERO 498. Independent Study

1-3 Credits

Individual studies with prior approval of health science department head. May be repeated for maximum of 6 credits.

Prerequisite: senior standing and consent of instructor.