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Ageing in a Welfare State 10 Credits

This course offers students knowledge and understanding about how healthcare is organized in Sweden. Social theories of ageing are applied and understood in the context of old age care. The course also gives insight to ethnic and cultural differences in old age care.

Course Contents

- the history and organisation of Swedish welfare policies and principles and goals of old age care in
Sweden
- organisation of health care for elderly
- home care and institutional care for the elderly
- investigations of dementia - team and hospital care
- sources of information on old age care
- theories on old age care
- the importance of culture and ethnic roles in old age care
- ethical issues in old age care

Prerequisites

General entry requirements and a degree of at least 180 credits within an education in medicine, nursing or social work including a thesis of 15 credits and 30 credits in the main subject (gerontology) at the advanced level (or the equivalent).

Level of Education: Master A1F
Course code/Ladok code: HAWS28
The course is conducted at: School of Health and Welfare

Previous and ongoing course occasions

Type of course
Program
Study type
Distance
Number of required meetings
0
Semester
Spring 2021: Apr 05 - Jun 13
Rate of Study
50%
Language
English
Location
Ortsoberoende
Time
Mixed times
Course coordinator
Lena Östlund
Examiner
Charlotta Nilsen
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
20000kr
Syllabus
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Application code
HJ-H1120
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