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Gerontology Courses at UH


Fall 2013
SOCIOLOGY

SOC

353

Survey in Sociology of Aging (3)

Aging as a social phenomenon, including social impacts of growing elderly population and emerging social patterns among the elderly. Important theoretical perspectives and cross-national research. DS

GERIATRIC MEDICINE

GERI

541

Geriatric and Palliative Care (6)

This four-week rotation provides medical students with an overview of geriatric and palliative medicine in outpatient, inpatient, home care and nursing home settings. Students will receive one half-day per week of geriatric medicine didactic seminars and one half-day per week of palliative medicine didactic sessions. The clinical placements will be provided at several teaching sites including Kuakini Medical Center, Queen's Medical Center, the VA, several nursing homes on Oahu, Kaiser Permanente, Hospice Hawai'i, St. Francis Hospice, Kapiolani Hospital, Straub Hospital, and the Pain & Symptom Management Program at Queen's Medical Center. CR/NC only.

GERI

542

Geriatric Medicine Research (6-12)

Medical students will have the opportunity to complete a research project in the field of epidemiology of aging, and present an abstract at a local meeting. Basic principles of epidemiology and statistics will be taught. Repeatable one time. CR/NC only.

GERI

545

Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Elective (6)

Four-week elective provides medical students with an overview of geriatric and palliative medicine in outpatient, inpatient, home care and nursing home settings. Students receive one half-day per week of geriatric medicine didactic seminars and one half-day per week of palliative medicine didactic sessions. CR/NC only.

GERI

595

Medical Student Training in Aging Program (2)

Introduces medical students to clinical, research, and academic experiences in geriatrics, under the mentorship of faculty members. MD majors only. CR/NC only.

LAW

LAW

521

Law, Aging and Medicine (1-3)

Introduction to basic legal issues at the intersection of law, aging and medicine. Addresses various issues confronting elderly; issues confronting the general population including health care fina ncing, decision-making, and bioethics.

LAW

590 W

LAW 590W Workshop/Clinic: Advanced Elder Law (2-3)

(W) advanced elder law. Repeatable two times. LAW majors only. CR/NC only.

NURSING

NURS

343

Gerontology: Its Nursing Implications (3)

Explores attitudes toward the aged, biological and psychological aspects, ethnicity, sexuality, nutritional problems, community resources, other related topics. Pre: open to non-nursing majors with consent.

SOCIAL WORK

SW

726

Social Work Practice with the Aged (3)

Designed for social work students specializing in social work practice with the aged and their families. Examines normative and pathological aging and its impact on physical processes, intellectual functions, and personality. Emphasis is placed on the development of specialized knowledge and skills for assessment, intervention, and evaluation of a variety of issues and needs common in later life. Discussions on the applicability of certain interventions with the older adult and the family, along with ethnocultural and gender considerations. Pre: completion of foundation courses.

PSYCHIATRY

PSTY

545Q

Psychiatry Elective: Geriatric Psychiatry (1-9)

Senior medical student elective providing advanced instruction on the theory and methods of mental health research as well as supervised participation in an assigned research project in the Department of Psychiatry. (Q) geriatric psychiatry. CR/NC only. Pre: 531 or 532, and fourth-year standing.





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