Odyssey: Assessment of the Elderly

What tools are available to those working in the area of elder care to assess the mental and physical health of those 65 years of age and older? This course (1) introduces students to screening and assessment tools employed in the evaluation of elder health for the purpose of maximizing independence and/or for the development of treatment plans, and (2) examines the sensitivity, specificity, validity, and reliability of such tools. Some attention is paid to how these tools are used to help health care professionals make decisions in an effort to reduce health care costs; and to the outcome of such efforts, namely, their potential to help individuals live longer, healthier lives through primary and secondary prevention.

916.219.91 JHU@ Eastern Fridays, Oct. 13 and 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (1-hour lunch break) Cost: $210 (2 sessions)

Full-time JHU faculty/staff are eligible for 80 percent tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.