Aging Law & Policy

Graduate Certificate

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 12
Cost Per Credit: $650
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College of Law

Program Details

As the American population ages, there is an increasing need for professionals in the aging sector to better understand the legal and ethical issues that surround working in later-in-life, long-term care, as well as the ways that technology is changing how healthcare is monitored and delivered to seniors.

Coursework in this certificate reflects an innovative, multidisciplinary collaboration from academics across the University of Arizona in law, the health sciences, social and behavioral sciences, engineering and psychiatry, along with the UA Center on Aging. This innovative format reflects the cross-disciplinary nature of the growing aging sector and will prepare you to excel in the field.

As a graduate of this program, you will have employable skills necessary to succeed in this multifaceted, highly-regulated field, including the ability to identify areas of potential legal risk and effectively communicate with older adults, legal counsel, regulatory agencies, ethics committees and risk management.

The certificate consists of four courses, which can be completed in less than eight months. Credits earned in this program may be applied to the Master of Legal Studies with a Concentration in Health Law & Policy.

For more information visit law.arizona.edu/health or email law-healthcare@arizona.edu.

Eligibility: Applicants must provide unofficial transcripts, resume, personal statement and two references.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

Courses

The curriculum for this program includes:

LAW 584A: Aging in America
LAW 584B: Aging and Social Justice
LAW 584C: Technology & Aging: Legal and Ethical Developments
LAW 584: Law and the Elderly
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