Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence
Area of Study
Health Science, Nursing
Taught In English
This course is open to students enrolled in Nursing, Pre-Med, Health Sciences or equivalent.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This course focuses on the main pillars of geriatric healthcare. It provides students with the knowledge and skills required to recognize and meet the needs of older adults from a nursing and health professions perspective. Students will learn how to identify the physiological and cognitive changes of aging and manage the more common gerontological issues arising in older adults. Focus is attributed to the ethical and socio-cultural standards required to provide successful care to the elderly, while specific emphasis is assigned to the local context and the reasons behind Italian longevity.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.