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Health Services and Outcomes for Aging Populations Practicum II

East Baltimore
2nd Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Friday, 12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Course Instructor(s)
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.
Second of 4-term practica sequence. Focuses on the Continuum of Care, including acute, post-acute, long-term care, outpatient, home-based care, and transitions in care between them. 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. Deconstruct the mechanisms by which services are financed and the underlying incentives embedded in financing structures across the continuum of care
  2. Evaluate innovative approaches to better integrate care, including transitional care, care coordination, and m-health
  3. Assess barriers to coordinated care for older adults
  4. Describe how other services settings interact with the health care delivery sector including social 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. Will meet in departmental conference room space