Course - The Biology of Ageing and Health Challenges in Older Years - FH3103
FH3103 - The Biology of Ageing and Health Challenges in Older Years
Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021
Mechanisms of ageing. How to study ageing and the changes that define ageing. Age changes on cellular, organ and functional level.
Primary and secondary ageing. Common diseases in older years. The connection between normal ageing and disease. Older citizens use of health and care services.
Rehabilitation in old age. Anti-ageing as prevention of disease or by manipulating basic biological processes. Social and psychological preconditions and consequences of anti-ageing.
The student has broad knowledge and comprehension of
-biological age changes and challenges for public health in older years
-common diseases in older years and the use of health and care services among older citizens.
-differences between primary and secondary ageing and the plasticity of ageing
The student can
-reflect critically on various aspects of anti-ageing
-use professional knowledge and relevant research on practical and theoretical questions concerning the health of older citizens and their use of health-and care services
The student can
-exchange informed views on the biology and health of ageing with professionals, the general public and with older persons themselves, and thereby contribute to prevention of unnecessary health problems among older citizens
Learning methods and activities
Lectures and group work. Guidance.
A group essay on a given topic.
Participation in a student group delivering a mutual essay.
- Group work
Further on evaluation
Home exam (individually). Essay on a chosen topic approved by the lecturer. Scope: 2000 words.
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Public Health (MFHLS)
Required previous knowledge
Completed bachelors degree. The course belongs to the masters programme in Public Health.
Further information at the start of the semester.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Language of instruction: Norwegian
- Public Health
- Medicine, Health and Social Studies.
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Health Sciences Gjøvik
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"