Healthy Aging

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Course code
D37
Course fee (excl. housing)
€950.00
Student fee (excl. housing)
€650.00
Level
Bachelor

Unfortunately, this course is cancelled this summer due to COVID-19 regulations. We expect to be able to offer this course again next year.

This course will inform you - from different perspectives - about the factors that keep older people healthy and participating in society. We will focus on a better understanding of the aging process, the prevention of functional decline and preservation of autonomy. Different excursions will let you experience getting older. Prior to the course, you will be given an assignment to conduct a life review with an elderly person (65+) and will present this during the course.

The increase in longevity of the population is one of the major achievements of the twentieth first century. This rapid demographic transition poses huge challenges to many countries in diverse areas. This two week course will inform you – from different perspectives – about the factors that keep older people healthy and participating in society. In this multidisciplinary course on healthy aging, we focus on a better understanding of the aging process (biological, psychological and social), the prevention of functional decline and preservation of autonomy. Furthermore, we have different visits e.g. to a Senior Friendly Hospital and an innovative nursing home. We will also let you experience what it is like to get older.

Course director

Marjolein van Wijk & Marianne Jacobs

Course aim

The course aim is to give a better understanding of the aging process, the prevention of functional decline and preservation of autonomy.

Study load

Two full weeks of daily classes, workshops and excursions in Utrecht (72 contact hours, 53 hours preparation, self-study and final assignment). Prior to the summer school, you will be given an assignment to conduct a life review with an elderly person (65+).

Costs

Course fee:
€950.00
Student fee:
€650.00
Included:
Course + course materials
Housing fee:
€350.00

Course fee of €950 is for professionals, both foreign and Dutch. Foreign and non-HU students receive a €300 discount. HU students receive a €900 discount.

Housing through: Utrecht Summer School.

More information

E: marjolein.vanwijk@hu.nl | T: +31 641641183

Registration

Application deadline: 01 June 2020

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