norsk norsk&engelsk / norwegian&english

Course Description VIU8041 - Ageing and older peoples life condition (2005/2006)

ECTS Credits5

* the student acknowledges the effects of cognitive, psychological, social and cultural variables on attitudes and behaviour towards the elderly
* the student has knowledge about normal aging processes
* the student has knowledge about and insight into the relationship between life style factors and functional capability in older people
* the student has knowledge about aging in a sociological, demographic and cultural perspective
* the student is conscious about the special needs of older members of ethnic minorities, as well as the mentally challenged elderly
* the student is conscious about different arenas where older people have the possibility of influence and positioning


Gerontology - perspectives and basic problems
Normal ageing - mental and psychological aspects
Normal ageing - bio-physiological aspects
Relationship between environments, behavior and aging
Aging in a gender perspective
Work and retirement
Aging and eldercare in a multi-cultural perspective
Elderly who are mentally challenged
Power and possibility for influence of older people in politics and life of society

Study MethodsLectures, Group Works, Net Supported Learning, Meeting(s) / Seminar(s), Tutoring
AssessmentHome Exam
Grading SystemPassed / Failed
Course RequirementsNone