Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

The aims of the course are that the student - is able to describe Gerontology as a research field of social work - has elementary knowledge of physical aspects of ageing; the physical and cognitive impacts of ageing -has elemntary knowledge of drug treatment - has theoretical and practical knowledge of different activities for older adults in health promotion,prevention and and rehabilitation. Additionally the student has knowledge in different methods of sociocultural inspiration among older people - is able to support older people into creative activity in daily life - has elementary knowledge in professional interaction and dialogue with older adults - is able to make ethical reflections and recognitions about the older adult as a client and the client´s security - is able to show evidence of observation abilities, reflections, data collection and data processings considering individual scientific writing

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to understand the purpose of Gerontology as a research field. The student understands challenges within Elderly care and has insight in older people´s living conditions.

Course contents

- Gerontology as a multiple and inter-related discipline - The ageing process and diversity - The older population of today - Ageing theories - Challenges in elderly care - Ethics and humanity in elderly care - Observation and interview methods - Scientific writing

Previous course names

Until y 2012 The Ageing process and Elderly care Until y 2012 Clientwork in Elderly care

Additional information

Attendance compulsory at the seminar.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 45 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 13 hours
  • Practical exercises - 20 hours
  • Small-group work - 45 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 43 hours
  • Individual studies - 100 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 266 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 266 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student is required to perform the following parts: - passed course in drug treatment - PBL (max 5 points) - Project work including project report(max 10 points) - Group activities for older people (max 5 points) - Home-examination


  • Arell-Sundberg Marina
  • Dahl Birgitta
  • Gustafs Christel
  • Gustavson Mia
  • Nordlund-Spiby Rut
  • Sigfrids Ingmar
  • Tillman Ilse


Gustafs Christel

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2014-03-17 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2014-03-17 - Other assignments

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