Growing Old Around the Globe

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  • Introductive Level

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Syllabus

Week Zero: How do Icritically appraise information about ageing?

Key Concepts:

  • Resources
  • Evaluation
  • Interpretation
  • Application

Week One:   What is ageing?

Key Concepts:

  • Biology and senescence
  • Psychological ageing
  • Social ageing

Week Two:   What is it to be old?

Key Concepts:

  • Familial and filial structure
  • Functional status
  • Social welfare/well being
  • Ageing in place
  • Longevity


Week Three:   What is an ageing society?

Key Concepts:

  • Ageing population (birth rate decline and longevity increase)
  • Elder dependency
  • Generativity
  • Gerontocracy
  • Gero-economics


Week Four:   What is it to age well?

Key Concepts:

  • Usual and successful ageing
  • Healthy ageing
  • Well being
  • Quality of life
  • Spirituality and ageing


Week Five:  What are the global implications of ageing?

Key Concepts:

  • Ageing workforce
  • Caregiving workforce
  • Migration
  • Public health
  • Public policy

Week Six:   What do ageing societies need to do to preparefor the future?

Key Concepts:

  • Human resources
  • Financial resources
  • Cultural precepts
  • Ethical principles

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Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

  • Sarah Kagan - Nursing
  • Anne Shoemaker - Nursing

Editor

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly known as Penn), founded in 1740, is a private university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and considers itself the first university in the United States to offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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