This MAMG program allows students to analyze the complexities of treating and managing multiple chronic conditions. Students are familiarized with the whole person approach to aging which includes examining the environment in which older persons live in, nutritional practices, and the care team that provides services.
The Master of Arts in Medical Gerontology prepares graduates to become leaders in providing care to older persons throughout the world.
The program requires 33 units of course work. This includes 25 units of required courses and 8 units of electives. This is a residential program designed to be completed in 12 to 18 months.
What To Expect In The MAMG Program
- Students will learn to understand the danger of stereotypes, myths and false assumptions about aging and inherent biases towards older people.
- Students will learn to create relationships and communicate effectively with older people and their families.
- Students will learn to understand the differences between normal changes with aging and diseases of aging.
- Students will analyze the complexities related to multiple chronic diseases.
- Students will evaluate the risks associated with polypharmacy.
- Students will learn to create and effectively manage a health care team.
- Students will understand the psychological aspects of aging.
- Students will learn to evaluate the role of technology in the health care management of older adults.
- Students will learn to apply the principles of safety, comfort and convenience as they relate to the built environment.
- Students will learn to understand the role of nutrition in the prevention of disease.
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