Healthy and Happy Ageing

Healthcare innovation over the last few decades has been at a high level. More and more people are reaching old age. People strive to live a long and healthy life and want to stay active, even in their later years. This is also expected of them. Patients and professional caregivers are increasingly becoming partners in care, meaning that they jointly discuss the needs of the elderly person, focusing mainly on well-being. In the coming years, there will also be more focus on prevention and wellness. Technology, e-health, and home automation are becoming increasingly important in enabling people to stay at home and independent for as long as possible. 

In this course, the focus lies on professional knowledge of, and skills in Healthy Ageing. This is needed for future-proof care and the well-being of the elderly. Concepts that will be covered include the different groups of elderly, healthy ageing, prevention, communication, interdisciplinary work, and applied research.

  • Semester or period: spring
  • Level: third year and fourth year
  • Prerequisites: CEFR level B2, field of education in Healthcare or Welfare
  • Amount of ECTS: 15 to 30
  • Grading: 1-10

There are four options within this minor program, described under A, B, C, and D.

Option A (pdf)

Option B (pdf)

Option C (pdf)

Option D (pdf)



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