> Development and Infusion of Geriatric Curriculum in the UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco Joint Medical Program (JMP) . Lead Faculty: Guy Micco, MD; Claudia Landau, PhD, MD; and Desi Owens, MS, MSW, LCSW. For general information about the JMP see: http://jmp.berkeley.edu/about/index.htm
> Center-Sponsored Courses (click on course titles below for syllabi)
- The Interdisciplinary Team: Improving the Care of Our Elders Course, Health and Medical Sciences, 298. Lead Instructor: Guy Micco, MD
- The Death Course, Health and Medical Sciences, 240. Instructor: Guy Micco, MD (Next offering TBD)
- Critical Perspectives on Aging and Health, Public Health, 290. Instructor: Marty Martinson, DrPH (Offered again Spring 2011)
- Reader's Theater in a Medical Context: On Aging and Old Age, Health and Medical Sciences, 210. Instructors: Guy Micco, MD; and
Linda Spector, playright and co-founder of StageBridge Senior Theater (Offered Fall 2010)
Evidence of its value and impact on elders, students, and the campus community are illustrated in this UCB Berkeley news story and video clip: http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2009/01/12_futuredocs.shtml
> Resource distribution and individual consultation (e.g., research papers; experiential learning opportunities)
> Students in Aging Informal Interest Group. Faculty Representative: Desi Owens, MS, MSW, LCSW
> Life and Death Potluck Group: Related Lectures/Discussions sponsored by the UCB Program for the Medical Humanities, and the Resource Center on Aging
- Fall Topic: Katha Upanishad ("Death as Teacher"). Presenter: Michael Nagler, Professor Emeritus, of Classics and Comparative Literature at UCB
A brief summary by Professor Nagler: "We can never appreciate life until we understand death. Because to understand either we have to know something about the paramount question: Who We Are. I will present the model of the human being that was developed in the spiritual tradition of India over five thousand years: the vedanta. If we accept this model -- and I've never known it to fail in my forty years of inquiry -- what does it tell us about bioethics, healthcare in general, and indeed how we should live?"
> Sponsor/co-sponsor lectures and educational activities for the campus community and general public; examples of past events:
- Engaging Aging Through the Humanities Conference, October 11, 2008: see video clip
Engaging Aging Through the Humanities Conference Planning Committee: Guy Micco, MD; Desi Owens, MS, MSW, LCSW; Ramu Nagappan, PhD; and Andre Porter. A DVD is in the development stages. To see concurrent photo contest entries that captured students' view/vision of aging and old age, please click on photographer credit at top of page.
- First International Film Festival on Aging, February 2009 (co-sponsor): http://www.filmfestonaging.org/
-International Symposium on Healthy Aging, September 2010 (co-sponsor). To view presenters' PowerPoint presentations: http://cssr.berkeley.edu/research_units/casas/project_details.html#ISymposium
> Geriatric Community-Based Experiential Learning Project. Lead Faculty: Guy Micco, MD, and Desi Owens, MS, MSW, LCSW
Through collaborations with Piedmont Gardens Retirement Home, Salem Lutheran Home, Mercy Retirement and Care Center, Chaparral House, and AgeSong Senior Communities, this Project aims to provide experiential opportunities for students in the UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program, and in the Schools of Public Health, Social Welfare, Optometry, and from Berkeley's Graduate Theological Union Chaplaincy Field Education Program. In addition, students and/or faculty from the UCSF School of Nursing Program in Gerontology, and graduate students from Samuel Merritt University's Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Nursing Departments participate. This Project also helps facilitate the placement of UCB graduate and post-doctoral students who would like to conduct research or initiate experiential learning projects in long-term care settings.
> Consortium Member, Northern California Geriatric Education Center; Core Faculty Members
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Portions of this page were last revised, September 2010 by Desi Owens.
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