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HAD 710 Gerontology: Processes of Aging

This course is a survey of gerontology including theories of aging, health and physiological aspects of aging, psychological and psychiatric problems, family and sex roles of the aged, the middle years, retirement, and institutional placement in long-term care facilities.
On Occasion, 3 credits

HAD 602 Human Resource Administration in the Health Sector

This course explores the theories and practices of human resource administration in health service organizations such as merit systems, unionism, bureaucratic trends, personnel recruitment, testing, and performance evaluations. Other topics include equal employment opportunity, employee rights and occupational safety.
Prerequisite: MPA 502
Fall, 3 credits

HAD 603 Foundations of Budgeting and Finance in Health Administration

This course familiarizes the student with the principles of budgeting and finance in the health sector. Topics include budgetary systems, methods, processes and cycles, preparation, justification and financial information systems. The course includes a survey of the federal prospective payment system and other current developments in reimbursement methods.
Prerequisite: MPA 503
Fall, 3 credits

HAD 709 Legal Aspects in Health

This course applies legal principles to the health delivery system. Topics discussed include, but are not limited to: hospital code; consents; patients, rights; admission and discharge of patients; malpractice; liability of hospitals, physicians, and nurses; medical records; immunity of hospitals; medical staff rights and privileges; medical ethics issues relating to abortion, sterilization and artificial insemination.
On Occasion, 3 credits

HAD 711 Long-Term Care Administration

This course considers the unique organizational and administrative aspects of the various types of long-term facilities as distinct from acute-care hospitals. The course includes the special Federal and local code requirements pertinent to facility construction, administration, medical-nursing care, and other numerous therapeutic modalities required by the geriatric and convalescent patient.
On Occasion, 3 credits

HAD 712 The Management of Senior Community Programs

The emphasis in this course is on the basic skills necessary to supervise and conduct programs for the majority of older adults who are community residents. Among these are workshops and seminars on issues of retirement, nutrition, general health, outreach, information and referral assistance, and related services. Governmental programs and relevant laws and regulations are integrated with each topic.
On Occasion, 3 credits

HAD 726 Interdisciplinary Assessment

This course provides a collaborative framework for comprehensively assessing the needs of elderly clients and client populations, and for the development of better linkages among disciplines serving the elderly. This course also promotes a clarification of the roles of different practitioners and the purposes of different health, financial, legal and social service organizations serving the elderly in the community.
On Occasion, 3 credits

HAD 727 Entrepreneurship in Gerontology

This course analyzes entrepreneurial concepts in gerontology, integrating project planning and marketing of aging services. Students study methods used to achieve goals and objectives in a highly competitive, resource restrained elder care environment. The course explores the characteristics of both free and regulated public and private geriatrics markets and life extension implications
On Occasion, 3 credits

HAD 728 Financial, Estate and Retirement Planning

This course is an examination of estate, disability and financial planning tools used by the elder law attorney with analyses of laws, regulations and programs upon which planning is based. Topics include advanced directives, power of attorney, long-term care and Medicaid, and planning for asset distribution on death.
On Occasion, 3 credits

HAD 729 Bereavement: Psychological, Cultural and Institutional Perspectives

This course is designed to explore the stages and issues related to dying and grieving. Cultural diversities in the grieving process are identified. Myths and ideas that inhibit, isolate and interfere with the bereavement experience are examined. Political, medical, legal and ethical issues are analyzed. Student's values, attitudes, and fears are explored in order to form their interventions. Social, cultural and personal issues that govern a person's reaction to death and dying are highlighted.
On Occasion, 3 credits

HAD/NUR 500 Nursing and Aging Health

This course examines the nurse’s role in health promotion for older adults. Topics include normal aging and the impact of aging on health, health teaching and compliance, pharmacology and pain management in older adults, elder mistreatment, depression and suicide and elder abuse of alcohol and drugs. This course is open only to gerontology certificate students or with permission from the nursing department.
On Occasion, 3 credits

NTR 501 Principles of Nutritional Science

This course examines the basic principles of nutrition, including a detailed look at the micro and macro nutrients and their application to daily living. For students with no previous nutrition course work. Not applicable to M.S. degree in Nutrition.
On Occasion, 3 credits