This course equips caregivers with the tools needed to understand the bond between people and their pets, known as the Human-Animal Bond. Students will develop communication skills, gain evaluation tools, and learn intervention measures that increase patient outcomes. This course teaches the science behind the Human-Animal Bond and how it influences the physical and psychological state of their elderly patients through such topics as animal hoarding, dementia, elder abuse, domestic violence, and diseases.
The six classes are titled 1) Science and Background, 2) Human Animal Bond and Seniors, 3) Communication, 4) Health and Welfare, 5) Health and Welfare in Action, and 6) Specific Actions.
916.300.01 via Zoom
Date: Monday, Oct. 19 to Nov. 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $210 (six sessions)
JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission; spouse for 50%. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.