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Ageing and Society - Diversity, Participation and Health 7,5 credits

Drawing on social gerontology, this course aims to provide a critical understanding of old age. It will examine the position of older people in societies and how age intersects with gender, ethnicity and functionality, creating advantages and disadvantages in welfare areas such as healthcare.

Course Contents

- age as a social construction
- cultural representations of age, gender and ethnicity
- ageist attitudes in welfare areas, particularly in healthcare
- disability policy and age
- older people’s rights, agency and participation in areas regarding health and welfare

Prerequisites

General entry requirements and a degree of at least 180 credits within an education in medicine, nursing or social work (or the equivalent).

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: HAGR27
The course is conducted at: School of Health and Welfare

Previous and ongoing course occasions

Type of course
Single subject
Study type
Distance
Semester
Spring 2017: Jan 23 - Apr 02
Rate of Study
50%
Language
English
Location
Time
Flexible
Number of places
20
Course coordinator
Marie Persson
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
16000kr
Syllabus
HTML  PDF
Application code
HJ-21198

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