Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    May 25, 2024  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HLTH 230 - Health in the Later Years

(R only)

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with normal age-related changes in human body systems. The course will also explore acute/chronic illness, mental health/illness, and medication use. Acquisition and maintenance of good health for the older adult will be discussed in terms of nutrition, physical activity, sexual function, and appropriate use of the health care system. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011  Three hours each week. Formerly HE 230.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • List and describe normal versus pathological changes in the body with age.
  • Distinguish between age-associated and age-related changes in body systems.
  • Discuss issues of mental health, illness, and addiction in the population with advancing age.
  • Explain the relationship between positive ageing and nutrition, exercise, and sexual activity.
  • Describe common acute and chronic illnesses seen in the older adult population.
  • Describe the incidence, prevalence, and prevention of accidents for the older adult.
  • Discuss issues of health promotion, disease prevention, health care utilization, and death/dying as applied to the older adult.

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