GSPH 404 Health Care for Aged and Elderly


The course will introduce students to major public health problems (both communicable and non-communicable diseases) of the aged and elderly which include; food borne diseases; emergence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria; sexually transmitted diseases; vector borne diseases; vaccine preventable diseases on the one hand and Diabetes mellitus, obesity, high blood pressure, hypertension, stroke on the other hand. Students will be introduced to the provision of palliative care for people with chronic conditions and complex care needs and provision of primary health care for the aged and elderly. The course will also deal with nutrition and healthy eating, health promoting physical activity and promoting healthy weight.