Healthy Aging

Course code
D37
Student fee
€650
Course fee (excl. housing)
Price
€950
Course Level
Bachelor

This course will inform you, from different perspectives, about the factors that keep older people healthy and enable them to continue to participate 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+) which will be presented during the course.

The increase in longevity of the population is one of the major achievements of the 21st century. This rapid demographic transition poses huge challenges to many countries in different 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, visits to, for example, a Senior Friendly Hospital and an innovative nursing home are included in the programme. We will also let you experience what it is like to get older.

Course director
Marjolein van Wijk & Marianne Jacobs

Aim of the course

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:
Price
€950
Student fee:
Student fee
€650
Included:
Fee covers
Course + course materials
Housing fee:
Housing cost
400
Housing provider:
Utrecht Summer School
Extra information about the fee
  • The fee for professionals, both foreign and Dutch, is €950
  • Students receive a €300 discount.
  • Hogeschool Utrecht students receive a €900 discount.

Please do not make your payment before the discount has been applied.

Additional information

If you would like to make use of the Utrecht Summer School student accommodation, please make sure to check this page. You can check on or after Sunday 2 July 2023, after 12.00 (noon). More information regarding the check-in will be shared with you in the pre-departure document. This document will be available to all fully registered students, as of March 2023. 

Application

Extra application information

Please include in your motivation if you are a student or not.

Contact details

Registration

Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
01 June 2023