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The world is ageing – people are older and societies are facing hard realities. What are we to make our lives in this time of global ageing? In six weeks, we analyze critical questions about age and ageing around the world.
Week Zero: How do I critically appraise information about ageing?
Week One: What is ageing?
- Biology and senescence
- Psychological ageing
- Social ageing
Week Two: What is it to be old?
- Familial and filial structure
- Functional status
- Social welfare/well being
- Ageing in place
Week Three: What is an ageing society?
- Ageing population (birth rate decline and longevity increase)
- Elder dependency
Week Four: What is it to age well?
- Usual and successful ageing
- Healthy ageing
- Well being
- Quality of life
- Spirituality and ageing
Week Five: What are the global implications of ageing?
- Ageing workforce
- Caregiving workforce
- Public health
- Public policy
Week Six: What do ageing societies need to do to prepare for the future?
- Human resources
- Financial resources
- Cultural precepts
- Ethical principles
For the full syllabus, click here.
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