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Epidemiology of Sensory Loss in Aging

East Baltimore
Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this course was held in a virtual/online format.
3rd Term
Academic Year
2020 - 2021
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Tu, Th, 9:00 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025

340.601 Principles of Epidemiology or 340.721 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health 1 or 340.751 Epidemiologic Methods in Public Health I

Introduces biologic, epidemiologic and clinical aspects of aging-related declines in the auditory, visual, and vestibular systems. Demonstrates methods of assessment of sensory function for epidemiologic studies. Reviews current epidemiologic knowledge of sensory function and aging-related outcomes in older adults, including the epidemiology and consequences of dual sensory loss. Presents areas for future research and opportunities for intervention and prevention.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Evaluate potential explanations for epidemiologic associations between sensory impairments and gerontologic outcomes
  2. Describe key epidemiologic and public health questions pertaining to sensory impairments and gerontology that remain unanswered and unresolved
  3. Identify and compare commonly used measures of sensory function and the strengths and limitations of these measures in epidemiologic studies in older adults
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 60% Project(s)
  • 30% Quizzes
  • 10% Participation