People today are living longer and longer, leaving us facing the question of whether the prolongation of life into old age is always a benefit. But why are we becoming older, and how should we deal with this? How can we become older in the most healthy way, and what can we do as healthcare providers? All these (and more) questions will be discussed in this highly relevant course. The aim of this course is to familiarize you with the basic concepts and theories in gerontology and use this knowledge to develop your opinion about your professional work with older people in society. Please remember that this course is a general introduction to gerontology.
By the end of the course, you should be able to: - Discuss the basic concepts and theories in the field of gerontology - Analyze and evaluate the impact of the aging population on the healthcare system, and provide detailed recommendations for improvements to healthcare programs - Identify, assess and utilize opportunities presented for healthy and active aging - Critically evaluate existing health services from the perspective of improving care for the older generation - Identify, describe and provide recommendations for the positive attitude of healthcare workers towards older people