The Center on Aging is housed in the School of Public Health and enjoys the active participation of many faculty and staff from colleges and schools across the University, including the Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Kinesiology, the Humphrey Institute, the School of Social Work, the College of Education and Human Development, and various departments in the College of Liberal Arts.
Announcing Faculty in Aging
A Project of the Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center
This innovative new program is designed for faculty in gerontology, geriatrics, and aging. The interdisciplinary curriculum will augment participants' knowledge and improve their teaching and training skills. Course content will be tailored to the needs of participants and may include topics such as health policy analysis as it pertains to older adults, the intersection of culture and caregiving, the organization of geriatric care, evidence-based practices, and educational techniques.
Target audience: Faculty is broadly defined and includes all who are involved in academic teaching and those who train staff in various professional settings who work with older adults. The course will start in August and run through May 2014. Applications are due by July 1, 2013. Click here for the application form.
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Attention Students-New course for Fall 2013!
Culture, Health and Aging: Working with Diverse Older Adults GERO 5100, 3 credits
Instructor: Hee Yun Lee
This graduate level course will focus on culturally competent care of older adults. Students will acquire knowledge and understanding on issues such as health literacy, substance abuse, end-of-life care, chronic disease management, and mental health as they pertain to older adults from diverse cultural backgrounds. This is an online course; in addition there will be three (3) in-person class sessions.
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