Course - Social Ageing and Active Ageing - FH3104
FH3104 - Social Ageing and Active Ageing
This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.
Theories on age-related reduction in social activity. Role transitions over the life course and particularly in the third and fourth age. Older persons as a resource. Senior workers and retirement. Attitudes towards older persons, ageism and age discrimination. Main elements of the politics of ageing. The definition of active ageing according to the World's Health Organization (WHO). Activity and participation in society, local neigbourhoods and in family life. Intergenerational contacts.
Knowledge The student has broad knowledge and comprehension of -the importance of active social participation, even in older years -age changes and individual variation in the need for social participation and in preferred types of participation -cultural attitudes towards ageing and older people Skills The student can -reflect on his/her own attitudes towards ageing and older citizens -give a critical evaluation of the concept of active ageing and what it implies in the third and fourth age -use professional knowledge and relevant research to practical and theoretical questions concerning older persons participation in the society, in the local community and in the family General competence The student can -exchange informed views on the psychology of ageing with professionals, the general public and with older persons themselves, and thereby contribute to older persons participation according to their individual needs and wishes.
Learning methods and activities
Lectures and group work. Guidance. A group essay on a given topic. Literature studies. Mandatoru assignments: Participation in a student group delivering a mutual essay.
Further on evaluation
Home exam (individually). Essay on a chosen topic approved by the lecturer Scope: 2000 words.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Public Health (MFHLS)
Required previous knowledge
Completed bachelor's degree. The course belongs to the master's programme in Public Health.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Language of instruction: Norwegian
- Public Health
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