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  School of Public Health 2022-2024 Courses Interdisciplinary Studies Courses  

Interdisciplinary Studies Courses

IDST 5300 Introduction to Gerontology (3) This course provides students with a foundation for providing care to the older adult population. The course introduces students to the implications of the graying of America, including physiological and psychological aspects of the aging process, theories of aging, communication strategies, ethical issues, and the influence of culture and ethnicity on perceptions about health and illness. The interdisciplinary nature of geriatric care is emphasized through case discussions. IDST 5300 is a required course for M.P.H. students in the population aging concentration. Interested students in other concentrations require special permission to register for this course. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Health Professions.
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