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2017
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Healthy Aging

Organizing institution
HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Healthcare (HU)
Course code
D37
Course fee (incl. housing)
€ 905
Level
Bachelor level

This 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.

The increase of longevity of the population is one of the major achievements of the twentieth century. This rapid demographic transition poses huge challenges to many countries on diverse areas. This 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 and let you experience getting older.

Tags: gerontology, healthy aging, successful aging, elderly, older people, e-health

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COURSE LEADER

Marjolein van Wijk, RN., MSc.

TARGET GROUP

Nursing -, physiotherapy - and other health care students who are interested in older people.

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+).

FEE

• € 905 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 555 - Course + course materials

DISCOUNTS AND COMBINATIONS
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

MORE INFORMATION

Marjolein van Wijk, RN., MSc.
E: marjolein.vanwijk@hu.nl
T: +31 641641183

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REGISTRATION

Deadline for registration: 01 June 2017

Course fully booked