Utrecht, Netherlands

Healthy Aging

when 6 July 2021 - 17 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 950

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, this program has been cancelled for 2020.

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, the prevention of functional decline and preservation of autonomy. Furthermore, we have different excursions and will 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 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 leader

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.

Fee info

EUR 950: 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.
EUR 350: Housing fee (optional)

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