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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.

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Syllabus

Week Zero: How do I critically 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 prepare for the future?

Key Concepts:

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

For the full syllabus, click here.

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Instructors

  • Sarah Kagan - Nursing
  • Anne Shoemaker - Nursing
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