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Health Services and Outcomes for Aging Populations Practicum I

Course Status

East Baltimore
1st Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Friday, 12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
The practicum has been structured to provide trainees with exposure to “real world” clinical, financing and organizational aspects of health services and outcomes in the care of older adults with an emphasis on key elements of person- and family-oriented care.
Focuses on Home-Based Care and provides an in-depth overview of home-based medical care, skilled home health care, and telehealth. Complements traditional coursework by providing exposure to the real-world settings and organizations that comprise aging services delivery and infrastructure.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Recognize the range of services that may be delivered in the home
  2. Deconstruct the mechanisms by which home-based health services are financed and the underlying incentives embedded in financing structures
  3. Evaluate innovative approaches to addressing the whole health of older adults through care delivery in the home
  4. Assess barriers to implementing evidence-based health services for older adults in the home
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Reflection
  • 20% Participation
  • 30% Grant concept paper
Enrollment Restriction
Restricted to Aging pre- and post-doctoral trainees only
Special Comments

Course will involve student field trips to offsite organizations. Course will require students to register as Student Observers of Clinical Care with the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Will meet in departmental conference room space