Course Detail
Course Components:
With the extended lifespan nearly half of all older adults live with a chronic condition and a third live with 3 or more. Developing new evidence-based models of management of chronic conditions is critical as the over 65 age group expands rapidly. This advanced-level practice course focuses on the principles involved in the assessment and treatment of older adults with chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease). Based on a range of theories and empirical research, it also addresses the biological, psychological, and social etiology of chronic health conditions in older adults in relation to race, ethnicity, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation.