During the course you will have the opportunity to explore the following topics:
Module one - Worldwide population ageing
The course begins with module one, which looks at population ageing over the 21st century to better understand how to measure population ageing, the trends and data sources that are available in order to make evidence-based predictions. You will explore available, reliable and free data sources on population ageing and use demographer tools to interpret data.
Module two - Lifelong participation
We move from the population perspective covered in module one and consider your individual health status and the factors that influence how you age, such as type of work you do, your environment, current health conditions and daily activities.This module dives into the physical and psychological changes that are more common in later life and how the gains in technology advancements enable people to be active, independent and socially connected to support lifelong participation.
Module three - Planning and design for an ageing population
By the middle of the course, we have moved beyond our individual selves to explore infrastructure and the spatial implications of ageing. This module highlights the planning and design principles for an age-friendly environment for transportation, housing, retirement communities and health care settings.
This module also showcases information technology software, such as mapping, data visualization and geospatial data to identify population trends and make data supported projections to optimally plan for ageing populations.
Module Four - Economics of ageing
The economic issues related to how to financially support living longer is challenging for government, communities, families and individuals. The module provides a framework to consider these challenges and potential strategies to address them.
Module Five - Ageing well
Lastly, we question whether the perceptions of ageing are changing – is 60 the new 40? What does this mean for intergenerational relationships, the value of older people, how we treat each other and how we can all age well in a sustainable way? Broad societal issues and ethical questions are raised in this module to consider what it means to 'age well.'
Modules six and seven are 100% dedicated to your final assessment and you will have plenty of opportunities to explore what your final product could look like throughout the course.
Coursera est une entreprise numérique proposant des formation en ligne ouverte à tous fondée par les professeurs d'informatique Andrew Ng et Daphne Koller de l'université Stanford, située à Mountain View, Californie.
Ce qui la différencie le plus des autres plateformes MOOC, c'est qu'elle travaille qu'avec les meilleures universités et organisations mondiales et diffuse leurs contenus sur le web.