Course Description

Course Name

Health in Old Age

Session: VSOF3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course Outline
This course is designed for the students who are interested in studying healthy aging and(or) geriatric rehabilitation. It includes an overview of the physical and psycho-behavioral aspects of aging in adulthood. Emphasis is placed on normal and pathological changes with aging and an overview of geriatric care (treatment issues relevant to the types of older clients) and providing a framework of understanding individuals who have movement dysfunction secondary to age-related disease. Current motor control and motor learning theories are applied to intervention strategies for the geriatric population and students are strongly encouraged to develop themselves to serve the needs of the elderly population.

Course Objective
1. Students will learn the concepts of health and wellness in aging.
2. Students will learn age-related changes in physiology and psychological aspects.
3. Students will learn principles and practice in geriatric rehabilitation.
4. Students will learn musculoskeletal and neurological disorders related to aging.

Textbook, Material
1. Toward healthy aging (ninth edition), Theris A. Touhy, Kathleen Jett, Elsevier
2. Geriatric rehabilitation (third edition), Carole B Lewis, Pearson/Prentice Hall
3. Geriatric rehabilitation manual (second edition), Timothy L. Kauffman, John O. Barr, Michael L. Moran, Churchill Livingstone
4. Geriatric Physical Therapy, Andrew A. Guccione, Mosby

*Course content subject to change