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Healthy Aging

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Organizing institution
HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht - Healthcare
Course code
D37
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 575.00
Level
Bachelor

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.

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 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 ( to Diakonessenhuis Utrecht and nursing home ‘Prinsenhof, Zorgpartners Gouda’), and let you experience getting older.

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Marjolein van Wijk

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

Course + course materials € 575.00
Housing € 350.00 , through Utrecht Summer School

More information

marjolein.vanwijk@hu.nl

+31 641641183

Registration

Application deadline: 01 June 2018