Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-544-203 057801 GERO: Healthy Aging
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-544-203 GERO: HEALTHY AGING ...overview of practices to promote healthy aging. This course will address nutrition, physical activity and prevention practices as well as an overview of medications commonly prescribed for the older adult. Emphasis will focus around the "well" elderly population and practices identified to address current aging trends.
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
None
Course Competencies
  1. Summarize healthy aging
  2. Examine one's own perception of health
  3. Identify the key components of successful aging
  4. Examine the psychosocial trends occurring within the older adult population
  5. Discuss the impact of these psychosocial trends on healthcare management of older adults
  6. Investigate medication use by the older adult
  7. Relate nutrition to healthy aging
  8. Investigate complementary and alternative medicine use by the older adult population
  9. Correlate physical activity to healthy aging
  10. Analyze the importance of preventative strategies
  11. Be familiar with environmental modifications used to facilitate independence
  12. Implement strategies to promote healthy aging
  13. Illustrate the concept of "aging in place"
  14. Promote successful aging at the community level