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Understanding Aging & Longevity - DVD (w/Home-study exam)

Describes how the biopsychosocial model of health and how disease impacts aging, health, life span, and longevity. Explains the dfferences between normal aging and age-related disease and their effects on life span and longevity, including periodontal disease. Determines the effects of genetics, epigenetics, and the environment on aging. Describes how the body and brain age at the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ system levels. Determines the causes of recent increases in life expectancy in the world and the United States. Describes the “super-ager” centenarians who have the longest and healthiest lives among all people. Lists the ten bio-psycho-social behavioral choices that everyone can do to extend health and life spans. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other healthcare professions.
$83.00

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe how the biopsychosocial model of health and how disease impacts aging, health, life span, and longevity.
  2. Explain the dfferences between normal aging and age-related disease and their effects on life span and longevity, including periodontal disease.
  3. Determine the effects of genetics, epigenetics, and the environment on aging.
  4. Describe how the body and brain age at the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ system levels.
  5. Determine the causes of recent increases in life expectancy in the world and the United States.
  6. Describe the “super-ager” centenarians who have the longest and healthiest lives among all people.
  7. List the ten bio-psycho-social behavioral choices that everyone can do to extend health and life spans.
  8. Describe how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes.
  9. Describe, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other healthcare professions.
Products specifications
Instructor M. Howard, Ph.D.
Contact Hours: 6
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