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Title Multi-disciplinary perspectives on active ageing research
Course number 2688
Program Vårdvetenskap (PUF-V)
Language English
Credits 4.5
Date 2017-09-19 -- 2017-11-28
Responsible KI department Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The purpose of the course is to enable the students to develop an in-depth knowledge of theoretical and methodological challenges in ageing research and to analyse research questions within a framework of different ageing theories with a multi-disciplinary perspective.
Learning outcomes The students shall be able to:

Theorize on complexity of research directed towards older people, and reflect on methodological challenges in ageing research

Analyse research on ageing from a multi-disciplinary perspective within the framework of different ageing theories

Critically judge and hypothesize on research questions within the field of ageing from different disciplinary viewpoints
Contents of the course To reach the intended learning outcomes, the course will be built on the research projects of the students involved. Definitions and concepts relevant for the focus of those projects will be penetrated to make students aware of their own frame of reference and of the theory that forms a base for their research design. The course will include an overview of current ageing research issues within different professional and scientific domains in health, covering the four levels health promotion, prevention of disease and disability, rehabilitation and preservation of function. A focus on a persons resources for developing an active life, and their possible implications in research will be analysed.
Teaching and learning activities Lectures, seminars, study of and group discussions on scientific literature and individual work based on each student's research project.
Compulsory elements Active participation in the seminars, which are mandatory. Absence from a seminar must be compensated by means of a written task, suggested by the course leader.
Examination The students will be individually examined at a seminar, where a written assignment related to the student's research project will be presented, discussed and evaluated. The paper should include an attempt to apply the perspective of empowerment as well as a multi-disciplinary approach on the project.
Literature and other teaching material Bengtson V, Silverstein M, Putney N, Gans D. Handbook of Theories of Aging. 3rd edition. New York: Springer; 2016. Curry L, Shield R, Wetle T (Eds). Improving aging and public health research: Qualitative and mixed methods. American Public Health Association; 1 edition (January 2006). The Future of Ageing Research in Europe: A Road Map. Accessed from www.futurage.group.shef.ac.uk Relevant scientific articles will be added.
Number of students 15 - 20
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date)
More information Presence during all occassions is mandatory:
19/9 - Introduction, seminar and lecture
3-4/10 - Seminars and lectures
27-28/11 - Examination
Additional course leader Anne-Marie Boström, Associate Professor, Nursing
Hans Jonsson, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
Carl-Johan Sundberg, Professor, Physiology
Inger Wårdh, Associate Professor, Odontology
Gerd Faxén Irwing, Associate professor, Clinical Nutrition
Earlier evaluation of the course Evaluation report
Course responsible Elisabeth Rydwik
Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle

elisabeth.rydwik@ki.se
Contact person Anna Jervaeus
Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle

anna.jervaeus@ki.se


Elisabeth Rydwik
Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle

elisabeth.rydwik@ki.se