Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

This IP would like to open new perspectives on what role and image older people have in our Western societies. Especially in the area of an ageing society in Europe, the way older people are approached by caregivers like social workers and nurses is fundamental. The older people are often confronted with a negative approach in both health and social services. This approach is not open and evident but hidden in the values that shape our legislation and how it is implemented, the practises and traditions of service delivery, and the possibilities of participation in the community and maintaining personal dignity. These possibilities are intertwined with the planning of infrastructure, housing and transport. More often than not some obstacles for participation in the social life could have been prevented, had the older people themselves had a voice in the planning process.
The role and image of ageing and the ways of implementing the services are vary depending on the cultural contexts and that is why an intercultural study module is fruitful for all participants.

Learning outcomes

  • Intercultural and multidisciplinary competences. the competence to look, analyses and act in a multidisciplinary way
  • Lifelong learning and professionalization of nursing, social work and elderly care in a multidisciplinary approach
  • Taking the positive and resources of older people into account in everyday practice

Course contents

course goes within the project PRO-ACTE IP. You find more information about this project on itslearning. Five students are selected to participate in the project itself and the rest of the students form their own control group and undergo the same course as those involved in IP course. More on the content of the course is on itslearning and information given at the beginning of the course

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 13 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 80 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should participating in the course, obligatory attendance and participating in doing rapports and other productions that is connected with the course.


  • Sigfrids Ingmar
  • Sundell Solveig


Sundell Solveig

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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