Course Objectives

Geriatrics Course Objectives

The objectives of these lessons are to:

* Be able to describe different types of aging.

* Become aware of the diverse characteristics of an aging population.

* Be able to describe the changes in the number and percentage of older people in the population over the past several decades.

* Be able to describe the reasons for studying gerontology.

* Be able to describe how the lengthened life of the older population results in ethical issues which face families, physicians, and the nation.

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