Healthy Ageing

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode GEHEAGEN
Vaknaam Healthy Ageing
Niveau(s) bachelor, universitaire minor, facultaire minor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
Rooster GEHEAGEN

Uitgebreide vaknaam Healthy Ageing: a Socio-demographic Perspective
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course, students can:
1. Discuss the complexity of the concept healthy ageing from a socio-demographic perspective and can indicate why it is a current topic of debate (1a,1b,1e)
2. Identify the causes and consequences of (healthy) ageing from an individual as well as from a societal perspective (1a,1b,1e)
3. Describe the societal challenges of ageing populations and the relevance of healthy ageing (3b, 3d)
4. Identify data sources on ageing-related indicators and can interpret and compare these ageing indicators in different settings (2a, 3a)
5. Collect and interpret ageing-related data to compare the ageing situation in different regions or countries (2a, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b)
Omschrijving Healthy ageing is a topic with great societal relevance. This course introduces the concept of healthy ageing from a socio-demographic perspective. The demographic perspective reveals causes and consequences of ageing in the society and their relationship with health. The social perspective addresses determinants of health and wellbeing over the life course with a particular focus on older ages. Healthy ageing is addressed from the societal level, as well as from the individual level, i.e. the older people themselves.
After the course, students have an understanding of the determinants and consequences of healthy ageing from a socio-demographic perspective. Students have knowledge of how healthy ageing relates to life course factors including socioeconomic status, health behaviors or social participation. They can reflect on 1.) how these issues relate to older adults’ health and wellbeing and 2.) how societies as a whole are challenged by population ageing.
Next to the lectures, students work on a small research project in which they describe how healthy ageing differs between regions or countries and explain possible causes and consequences.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm Guest lectures, Lectures, Seminars
Toetsvorm Examination with open questions, Group assignments
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. T.C. Vogt
Docent(en) Guest lecturers ,dr. L.B. Meijering ,dr. M. van der Pers ,dr. T.C. Vogt
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Selected articles from ageing research literature. The literature list will be made available on Nestor before the course starts.
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen All students from RUG can follow this course as part of the minor Population Studies. This Bachelor course is also open - as an optional course - for Bachelor students from disciplines related to Population Studies within RUG (e.g. Sociology, Epidemiology, Psychology, Spatial Sciences, Public Health, Medical Sciences, Cultural Anthropology, International Relations, Gerontology, and Development Studies).
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Human Geography & Urban & Regional Planning  (Optional courses Human Geography & Urban & Regional Planning) 3 semester I b keuze
BSc Human Geography & Urban & Regional Planning  (Related elective year 2 ) 2 semester I b gebonden keuze
BSc Spatial Planning and Design  (Optional courses BSc Spatial Planning and Design) 3 semester I b keuze
Minor Population Studies 3 semester I b verplicht