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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim is (for the student) to be able to combine best practice and multiprofessional teamwork and consultation concerning gerontechnology. This can be done both during the practical training and in the student's reports and final practical training seminar.

Learning outcomes

Learning objectives

At the end of the practical training the student is expected to:

- be acquainted with current gerontechnological solutions
- have experience in participating in gerontechnological development
- demonstrate skills in supervising clients in finding and using aids or services which promote independent functional ability.

Course contents

Through diverse practical training placements it is possible for the student to see best practice concerning one specific area for example visual impairment or functional disability. When acquainted with current gerontechnological solutions within this specific area it is possible for the student in the practical training seminar in the end of the course to get an overview of how to create enabling environments for the challenges and opportunities of ageing. It is crucial to learn to see multiprofessional teamwork and consultation as the key to the solutions to be made within gerontechnological best practice. When having this perspective the student can become an expert within current gerontechnological development.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Practical training within Geriatrics.
Introduction to Gerontechnology.

Recommended or required reading

Fozard J. et al.2000. Gerontechnology: Creating enabling environments for the challenges and opportunities of aging. Educational Gerontology, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p 331, 14p.

Handouts and lecturenotes from Introduction to Gerontechnology.
Further reading will be announced 21.10.2008

Study activities

Practical training - 135 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should hand in a practical training report over all the reqirements done according to the aim of the course, and discuss the report with the supervising teacher for feedback and evaluation.


Sundell Solveig


Sundell Solveig

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Period 1-2 or according to an individual contract made by the student and supervisors.

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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