GERN 5640: Management of Programs for Older Adults
The student examines the theory and practices relevant to the management and administration of organizations. Particular focus is placed on organizations providing services for the elderly. The economic, political, legal, and social issues that affect these organizations are studied in the context of the effect these issues have on the administration of services. Identification of deficiencies in current programs and the proposing of alternative modes of care for the elderly are explored.
Course Level Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this class students will:
- Develop an understanding and examine the history of the programs and services available to older adults.
- Explore the continuum of care services, long-term care services, & supportive services provided through the aging network for older adults.
- Develop an understanding of program management, monitoring, and program evaluation for older adults.
It is assumed the student has adequate writing and analytical skills. Also, as for all Internet courses, the student must be disciplined and self-motivated. You must be capable of graduate level work. There are no prior courses required.
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The course will be conducted entirely online. Students are expected to participate in all course activities as assigned by the instructor. Course grades may be based on assignments, examinations, term paper, and class participation, as reflected in contribution to weekly online discussions.
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This syllabus may be revised at the discretion of the instructor without prior notification or consent of the student.