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Videoconference course to explore aging, politics and policy
(11-19-02)

The Aging Research and Education Center (AREC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, in conjunction with the Institute of Gerontology and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at UT Austin, will offer a graduate videoconference course this spring on "The Effect of an Aging Population on Politics and Policy." The registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 6, and the program is from 5 to 8 p.m. each Monday, beginning Jan. 13, during the Spring 2003 semester.

The workshop is for health care administrators, physicians, dentists, nurses and allied health professionals, and may be completed for three hours of graduate course credit. This is a core course for a proposed new degree, the Master of Science in Gerontology, and credits earned in this course will be transferred to that degree when approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The course is offered through the Health Science Center's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Institute of Gerontology in Austin.

"There are only a very small number of policy centers in the United States, and even fewer that are addressing this particular issue," said Carolyn E. Marshall, M.P.H., Ph.D., director of graduate education and special programs with the AREC. "We are excited about this ongoing collaboration with the LBJ School of Public Affairs."

To register, call (210) 567-4304. For more course information, visit the AREC Web site at www.uthscsa.edu/AREC.

Contact: Will Sansom