May 24, 2022  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HS 415 - Falls in the Elderly

The problem of falls has a profound impact on the physical functioning of community-dwelling elders and presents significant challenges to healthcare providers. This service-learning course is designed to give health professional students the opportunity to carry out health-related community service within the context of an academic-learning experience. Students will study the multiple issues regarding this specific problem, work with a community-based healthcare program to identify elders who are at risk for falls or who have a history of falling, integrate their academic and disciplinary backgrounds to determine risk factors for specific elders, and develop problem-solving skills to make recommendations for interventions to reduce those risks.

Credits: 3