Health in Old Age

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Health in Old Age

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Human Biology, Human Development

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Outline
    This course is designed for the students who are interested in studying healthy aging and(or) geriatric rehabilitation. It includes an overview of the physical and psycho-behavioral aspects of aging in adulthood. Emphasis is placed on normal and pathological changes with aging and an overview of geriatric care (treatment issues relevant to the types of older clients) and providing a framework of understanding individuals who have movement dysfunction secondary to age-related disease. Current motor control and motor learning theories are applied to intervention strategies for the geriatric population and students are strongly encouraged to develop themselves to serve the needs of the elderly population.

    Course Objective
    1. Students will learn the concepts of health and wellness in aging.
    2. Students will learn age-related changes in physiology and psychological aspects.
    3. Students will learn principles and practice in geriatric rehabilitation.
    4. Students will learn musculoskeletal and neurological disorders related to aging.

    Textbook, Material
    1. Toward healthy aging (ninth edition), Theris A. Touhy, Kathleen Jett, Elsevier
    2. Geriatric rehabilitation (third edition), Carole B Lewis, Pearson/Prentice Hall
    3. Geriatric rehabilitation manual (second edition), Timothy L. Kauffman, John O. Barr, Michael L. Moran, Churchill Livingstone
    4. Geriatric Physical Therapy, Andrew A. Guccione, Mosby

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations