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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

After completion of the course students are able to individually plan, design and develop activities with elderly that are aimed to enhance the quality of life for the elderly. Further, the student reviews how to plan and manage projects and outlines some of the basics of working in projects with teamwork.

Learning outcomes

This (5 credit) course is designed to integrate theory, practice and research of gerontology.The goal of course is that students receive basic skills in planning and implementing a project. NOTE THAT THE LESSONS ARE MANDATORY UP TO 75 %

Course contents

Project-work, planning, leading and implement activities that enhance quality of life for elderly
Literature review in order to create evidence based actions

Recommended or required reading

National Framework for High-Quality Services for Older People. Publication 2008:5. Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Helsinki.

Quality Recommendations for Guided Health-Enhancing Physical Activity for Older People. Publication 2004:6. Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Helsinki.

Relevant recommendations, articles, project reports, lectures.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 49 hours
  • Individual studies - 64 hours


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

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio


  • Kajander Elisabeth
  • Stocchetti Matteo
  • Gustafs Christel


Kajander Elisabeth

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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