Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-544-202 057800 GERO: Physical Aspects of Aging
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-544-202 GERO: PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF AGING of normal and pathological changes occurring in the aging human body with special emphasis on age-related chronic diseases. Topics addressed include: analysis of biological theories of aging, cultural and ethnic influence on aging pathologies, and other factors impacting the aging process. (Prerequisites: 10-544-201, Intro to Gerontology; Corequisite: 10-801-136, English Comp 1)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Synthesize common biological theories of aging
  2. Outline the aging changes in the systems of the body
  3. Defend the ability to 'optimally' age
  4. Interpret the relationship between aging and disease
  5. Assess functional health and its impact on quality of life
  6. Examine the impact of stress on the aging process
  7. Interpret the impact of falls on the older adult population
  8. Qualify the concept of frailty and its implications in the older adult