Modules

Following is a list of on-demand modules in the Topics in Gerontology interactive, web-based program. Modules are appropriate for older adults, caregivers, educators, and anyone who serves and/or cares for older adults through their work in long-term care, health care, community based services, aging policy and decision making, and through community businesses offering goods and services to older adults (such as salons, banks, delivery services, etc.).  You may choose modules according to their instruction level, insuring the learning is directly applicable to your interests.
 

100, 200 and 300 level modules allow you to print a Documentation of Successful Completion Certificate upon completion of the module from the OSU Office of Geriatrics and Interprofessional Aging Studies.  You may present this certificate to your professional organization for consideration of continuing education credit approval. Aging Smart modules do not offer Documentation of Successful Completion Certificates for continuing education however; these modules may be taken by all participants. 

All completed modules remain available in Your Account for review and reference in the future.

 
Modules are cost effective, convenient, and allow you to progress at your own rate!
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1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Eye disease in the U.S. and throughout the world is expected to triple in the next three decades, making it all the more important for those caring for our aging population to learn about preventin......(Read More)

When we think about healthy aging, we know that it is dependent on several factors such as personal health, lifestyle and finances. Of these factors, the one that we are going to talk about today i......(Read More)

2.0 Continuing Education Credit Hours

The American Cancer Society indicates that there are more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer diagnoses expected in 2012; and almost three quarters of these newly diagnosed cases of cancer in the ......(Read More)

1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Despite great advances in LGBT rights, discriminatory practices still exist that create significant barriers to quality health care for this group. This module will explore the history of inequalit......(Read More)

1.25 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has emerged as a legitimate field of inquiry during the last several decades. Years of research are currently yielding information as to its safety, eff......(Read More)

One and two person households are the fastest growing segment of the population. According to the US Census Bureau (2010), almost 44% of United States population were single, so you are not alone. ......(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

The growth of the aging population and subsequently, the increase in the incidence of vision loss and blindness, will tax our current health care system greatly. Because of this, we expect to see ......(Read More)

2.0 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related visits by older adults to emergency rooms, and are the most common cause of non-fatal injuries that result in hospital admissions for older adults. Fal......(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Frailty has been defined as a geriatric syndrome characterized by increased vulnerability due to loss of reserves and resilience. Frail elders are more prone to falls, disability, hospitalization, ......(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Although age alone does not cause disease and illness, we are often more susceptible to common illnesses that we associate with older adults. In this module you will learn about memory loss, stroke......(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Internet use among adults 65 and older is on the rise, and there are thousands of applications and web services that may be useful to the older adult. Those services introduced to the student in th......(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Although most older adults experience their older years with supportive interactions with family and friends, some are subjected to challenging issues such as elder abuse, financial abuse, and so o......(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Each of us experiences aging in individual and unique ways. However, there are some common realities of aging that are important to know as we approach our later years, just as there are some myths......(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Medications are a useful tool to help treat and prevent disease in older adults. However, there are many factors that make it more complicated to balance the benefits versus the potential risks of ......(Read More)

More and more aging adults are living independently longer. This independence calls for an increased need to make certain older adults are safe in their homes. The most common accidents involving o......(Read More)

One of the more recent issues being focused on by researchers is the fear of falling. Reports show that between 20 and 46 percent of older adults who haven't experienced a fall acknowledge a fear o......(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Sexuality in later life has long been a taboo topic, rarely discussed and largely unappreciated. While this may be true, we know that older adults can remain sexually active across the later years ......(Read More)

2.0 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Nearly 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. While most individuals are diagnosed after the age of 65, 4-10% have a form of the disease called Younger-Onset Alzheimer's diseas......(Read More)

Good News! We're living longer. Most of us can look forward to many more years ahead. However, as we get older we may face some limitations with our strength and mobility. These changes can often m......(Read More)