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Health Services and Outcomes for Aging Populations Practicum IV

Course Status

East Baltimore
4th Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

309.871.01, 309.872.01 & 309.873.01

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.
Fourth of 4-term sequence. Focuses on issues associated with provision of long-term services and supports in the community, assisted living, nursing homes, and innovative models of care. 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 and settings in which long-term services and supports is provided, including the home and community, in assisted living, and institutional nursing homes
  2. Compare innovative models of long-term services and supports
  3. Deconstruct the mechanisms by which long-term services and supports are financed and the underlying incentives embedded in financing structures
  4. Assess barriers and facilitators in the intersection of health care and long-term services and supports
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Reflection
  • 20% Participation
  • 30% Grant concept paper
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.