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Spring 2021 Public Health (PUBH) GU4100 section 001
(Y)OUR LONGER LIFE

Call Number 14851
Day & Time
Location
TR 4:10pm-5:25pm
ONLINE ONLY
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Dana March
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description People are living 30 years longer than we did 100 years ago. We have created a whole new stage of life. How do we prepare to benefit from our longer lives? What can you do in your own life? This course explores the personal, population, community, and societal dimensions of our now-longer lives, of aging itself, and the role of health and societal design in the experience of aging. The course examines the meaning of aging and the attendant expectations, myths, fears, and realities. The course examines an aging society as a public health success, the potential for building health futures, the health plan you want to be healthy in old age, and the potential for longer lives and how we unlock it. It addresses the roles public health currently plays and can play in shaping a society for an aging population. The course explores how a public health system—indeed, a society—optimized for an aging population stands to benefit all. The course also examines the physical, cognitive, and psychological aspects of aging, the exposures across our lives that affect these, the attributes and challenges of aging, keys to successful aging, and aging around the globe. The culminating project will design elements of our society that are needed to support the opportunity of having longer lives. This course comprises lectures, class discussions, individual assignments, in-class case activities, and a group project in which students shall take an active role. You will be responsible for regular preparatory assignments, writing assignments, one group project, and attending course sessions. Please note: GSAS students must receive permission from their department before registering for this course.
Web Site Vergil
Department Public Health
Enrollment 70 students (100 max) as of 8:02AM Sunday, February 28, 2021
Subject Public Health (PUBH)
Number GU4100
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20211PUBH4100W001

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