Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2015 | Selected Topics | Older Women's Health

An older woman waves from a car.

How to earn contact hour credit

This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers and other interested professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this lecture, you will be better able to:

  1. Describe the demographic trends and psychosocial contexts that impact older women’s health.
  2. Identify key biological and age-related changes that women experience as they grow older.
  3. Discuss health promotion considerations for older women.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN
Professor, Family and Child Nursing, de Tornyay Endowed Professor for Healthy Aging; Director, de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, UW School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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