Netherlands, Utrecht

Healthy Aging

when 4 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 905

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 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 and let you experience getting older.

Course leader

Marjolein van Wijk, MSc, RN. 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.

Fee info

EUR 905: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 555: Course + course materials

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