Epidemiology of Aging
1 graduate course each in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (340.601, 721, or 751 prior or concurrent & 140.621 recommended).
- Discuss and evaluate the public health significance and challenges of an aging population and the associated of changes that make health issues for older persons unique.
- Describe the epidemiology of major geriatric syndromes, including physical disability, falls, and cognitive decline and their public health implications
- Discuss opportunities for prevention of diseases and syndromes in the context of the aging phenotypes of older adults
- Integrate general epidemiologic methods and specific gerontology knowledge when evaluating epidemiological literature pertaining to older adults.
- 10% LiveTalks
- 40% Midterm
- 50% Final Paper
Student who are unable to attend the live talk sessions will be asked to listen to the recorded version of the talk(s) and answer assigned questions.