Netherlands, Utrecht (NL)

Healthy Aging

when 6 July 2015 - 17 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 895

This course we discuss the basic concepts and theories in the field of gerontology. Identify, assess and utilize opportunities presented for healthy and active aging. See to what extent e-health can play a role in healthy aging.

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 different prospective – about the factors that keep older people healthy and participating in the society. In this multidisciplinary course on healthy aging we focus the first week on a better understanding of the aging process (biological, psychological and social), the prevention of functional decline and preservation of autonomy. The second week we zoom in on the use of e-health in successful aging. In the second (optional) phase which is online, we explore the field of gerontology and your profession more in to depth.

If you are interested in this course but are not able to join us in Utrecht in July you can choose to only follow the online track. For more information on this course go to Elevate

Course leader

Jeroen Dikken, MSc, RN

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. The second week take a closer look on the concept of e-health in combination with healthy aging.

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 895: Course + course materials + housing
• € 795 - Course + course materials + housing (for students from partner universities)

Will you attend a course on Healthcare or Life Science? As a student of Utrecht Summer School, you'll receive a 30% discount on all courses of Elevate Health, the online academy founded by Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht. Elevate offers a broad curriculum of interactive online courses in the field of medical and veterinary sciences. After confirmation and payment of your Summer School course, you'll automatically receive your personal discount code to enroll in your Elevate course. Please visit the Elevate website to see the complete course overview.
EUR 555: Course + course materials


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course

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