NURS 542

Social Epidemiology: Special Populations (3)

This course focuses on trends, social and institutional policies and practices that influence the health and illness profiles of particular population groups. With a particular focus on seniors; trends in the social organization of service delivery for their impact on the health of seniors.

PHD, MSN and MN Students may be eligible to register with the instructor's permission. Please send a statement of intent (1 page / 250 words) to demonstrate knowledge in the substantive area to instructor, and copy to obtain permission. 


  • Draw upon evidence to analyze the ways that population trends and social and institutional policies shape the health and illness experiences of older people
  • Critically analyze the relationships between population trends and subsequent development of social and institutional policies and resource allocation
  • Apply insights about the relationships between population trends and social and institutional policies to the appraisal of older peoples' health and fitness
  • Propose strategies that support the development of person-centered, evidence based policies to support older people experiencing health and illness trajectories of aging

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