This course is the first in a series of courses that examines the aging process and its effects on the human body. Learning objectives: 1. Explain the difference between chronological, biological and psychological age; 2. Explain how healthy aging is achieved; 3. Describe the effects of aging on cells and organs; 4. Describe the effects of aging on all the systems of the body; 5. Explain interventions and methods to mitigate unhealthy effects of aging; 6. Define geriatric syndromes and describe the differences between the experiences of older and younger people with respect to certain disorders; 7. Describe the indirect influences that affect the aging process. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Continuing education: 1.0 Category 1 CPE credits by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC); 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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