An Online Course Offered by the American Society on Aging and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
The University of Southern California is home to the oldest and largest school of gerontology in the world—the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. ASA and USC have joined forces to offer an opportunity—exclusively available to ASA members—to earn a Certificate of Completion in Health and Wellness in an Aging Society from USC in a convenient and flexible online format.
During the five-week “Health and Wellness in an Aging Society” course, USC faculty members will discuss the common health issues faced by seniors, public health in an aging world, and the strategies for caring for older adults with various health challenges. Modules will cover demography, chronic diseases, self-care management, dementia and mental health issues, and medication management.
"The Health and Wellness in an Aging Society course provides important information on the variety of health challenges faced by older adults and their impacts on loved ones and wider communities. Providing ASA members with direct access to state-of-the-art, evidence-based knowledge, our expert USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology faculty instructors help participants gain a multifaceted understanding of senior health issues and learn about ways to help older adults enjoy healthy, happy lives at every stage."
-Pinchas Cohen M.D., Dean of the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Cost of program
This program is available exclusively to ASA members. If you are not a member of ASA, and would like to register for Health and Wellness in an Aging Society, click here to join ASA now, or you can join when you register.
Part 1. Course Introduction
Part 2. Demography & Epidemiology of Aging and the Role of Social Factors Affecting Health and Longevity
Self-Care Management Programs for High Risk Older Adults
What You Should Know About Chronic Disease
Dementia and Mental Health: Unique Challenges Affecting Underserved Communities
Medication Management Challenges and Opportunities
Pinchas Cohen, M.D.
Expertise in neurodegeneration, cancer and diabetes. Cohen is well known for the emerging science of mitochondrial-derived peptides. Cohen is also Dean of the Davis School of Gerontology.
Ed Schneider, M.D.
Expertise in polypharmacy: overuse of drugs in the aging population, Long term care costs, and geriatrics.
Jennifer Ailshire, Ph.D.
Expert in population health, demography, social determinants of health, health disparities, neighborhoods, and aging and the life course.
Donna Benton, Ph.D.
Expert in dementia, elder neglect, stress, and caregiving among ethnic minority populations.
Kathleen Wilber, Ph.D.
Expert in health services administration, elder abuse, policy issues, and conservatorship/guardianship.
Aaron Hagedorn, Ph.D.
Expert in evidence-based health care interventions, measurement of life lived in poor health or disability, and technological interventions that can enhance quality of life for older adults.
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