Healthy Aging

Organizing institution
HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht - Healthcare
Course code
D37
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 575.00
Level
Bachelor
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Note: The course is fully booked!

This two week course will inform you - from a different perspective - 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, the prevention of functional decline and preservation of autonomy. Furthermore, We have different visits and let you experience getting older. Prior to the summer school, 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 of 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 on diverse areas. This two week course will inform you – from a different perspective – about the factors that keep older people healthy and participating in the 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 let you experience getting older.

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Marjolein van Wijk & Marianne Jacobs

Course aim

The focus is 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
€ 575.00
Housing fee
€ 350.00

Housing through Utrecht Summer School

More information

marjolein.vanwijk@hu.nl

+31 641641183

Registration

Application deadline: 01 June 2019