Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GEY6626
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- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 1702 2007-01-24 Department College Budget Account Number School of Aging Studies AS 0122900 Contact Person Phone Sandra Reynolds x9750 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title GEY 6626 Health, Ethnicity, and Aging Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Health Ethnic Aging Course Online? Percentage Online -
This course addresses aging among diverse racial and ethnic populations, cultural competency and health disparities inaccess to and utilization of services among persons from diverse racial and ethnic populations. Not restricted to majors; not repeatable.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
This course has been given several times over the years and is a popular elective in our MA in Gerontology, as well as in our Graduate Certificate programs. At this time, we would like to add it to our regular course offerings.
B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
This course appeals to both our Master's and Certificate students in Aging Studies. It would also appeal to graduate students in Africana Studies, Social Work, and Nursing.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
Yes, at least 5 times.
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
Ph.D. in Gerontology or a related science.
Research/interest in racial or ethnic issues in aging is desirable.
- Other Course Information
1. Develop a greater awareness of the ways in which their own cultural and personal backgrounds, values, beliefs and behaviors can be helpful in, or interfere with, their professional work with diverse older adults.
2.Develop a greater awareness of the ways in which they themselves embrace diversity while addressing such issues as: their own ethnicity/race, sex, social class, cultural values, and individual life course.
3.Understand the concepts of cultural competency and cultural sensitivity and their importance in addressing physical and mental health, and psychological well-being among older Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asisan and Pacific Islanders.
B. Learning Outcomes
*Describe current concepts and theories in addressing issues of research performed among minority adults, health disparities, health care accesses, utilization and services, and social contexts of minorities and minoriy aging.
*Appreciate how their own cultural and personal backgrounds, values, beliefs and behaviors can be helpful in, or interfere with, their professional work with diverse older adults
*Demonstrate knowledge of how important cultural competency and cultural sensitivity are in addressing physical and mental health, and psychological well-being among older Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asisan and Pacific Islanders
C. Major Topics
1. Introduction and overview of the course
2. Age and the life course among diverse racial and ethnic populations
3. Race, ethnicity, and culture – “Beliefs, Myths, and Stereotypes”
4. Race, ethnicity, and culture – Definitions and theories
5. Older minority populations and research-Definitions and theories
6. Physical health and older minority populations
7. Mental health and older minority population
8. Health care access, services, and utilization among diverse race groups
Partial Reading List:
*Angel, J.L., & Hogan, D.P. Population Aging ad Diversity in a New Era. Closing the Gap, 1-12.
*Capitman, J. (2002). Defining Diversity: A Primer and a Review. Generations, 8-14
*Cooper, R. A Note on the Biological Concept of Race and its Application in Epidemiologic Research, 99-113.
*Gamble, V. N., (1997). Under the Shadow of Tuskegee: African Americans and Health Care. American Journal of Public Health (87), 1773-1778.
*Hayes-Bautista, D.E., Hsu, P., Perez, A., & Gamboa, C. (2002). The "Browning" of the Graying of America: Diversity in the Elderly Popula
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
H. Attendance Policy
I. Policy on Make-up Work
J. Program This Course Supports
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