Netherlands, Utrecht

Healthy Aging

when 1 June 2019 - 8 July 2019
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 10 ECTS
fee EUR 575

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.

Course leader

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.

Fee info

EUR 575: Course fee
EUR 350: Housing fee

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