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Lisa Moore Interim, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Fall 2007

WGS 393 • GENDER & HLTH: MID-/LATE LIFE

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
49982 F
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
NUR 5.178
DORMIRE

Course Description

This course examines the diverse social, cultural, psychological, developmental, and biological factors that affect health status and health promotion during mid-life and elder years. The course specifically considers how these diverse factors interact with gender regarding health during mid-life and elder years. Health is viewed broadly to include research and theories related to acute and chronic health conditions, self-management of health conditions, health promotive strategies, perceptions of well-being, and meaning of health in the context of life situation. Developmental and other transitions that affect health trajectories during mid-life and elder years are also considered. The course is suitable for nursing graduate students as well as students from health-related fields such as nutrition, kinesiology, pharmacy, social work and health education.

COURSE NUMBER MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT WHEN THE TOPICS VARY. EXAMINES THE DIVERSE SOCIAL, CULTURAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, DEVELOPMENTAL, AND BIOLOGICAL FACTORS THAT AFFECT HEALTH STATUS AND HEALTH PROMOTION DURING MID-LIFE AND ELDER YEARS. WGS 393 AND W S 393 MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED. MEETS WITH N 395.

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