Increased life expectancy is one of the most significant success stories of our times. On the flip side of the coin it is also considered one of the greatest global challenges… or is it? With an increased life expectancy it has become primordial to emphasize, appreciate and comprehend the promotion of an active ageing approach.
Through the Master’s degree programme with focus on competence in ageing at Karelia University of Applied Sciences, the course Active Ageing Approach will introduce the active ageing paradigm in different sheds of light in particular, at understanding and promoting active ageing and the growth of healthy life expectancy. This course provides the learner a deeper understanding on the concepts of active ageing and relationships between health promotion & rehabilitation; promoting active ageing in employments, societies and at national level; determinants, challenges and political agenda of an active ageing approach and multi-professionalism.
The course will be delivered online during spring 2016 through Adobe Connect and will normally include four webinars and a closing session. The whole course is conducted in English language. More information on this course implementation can be accessed through Karelia UAS web pages.
Welcome to study the Active Ageing Approach course!
Originally from Mauritius, Hanish Bhurtun currently works as a lecturer at Karelia University of Applied Sciences. Graduated from Jyväskylä University in 2012 with a Master’s Degree in Gerontology and Public Health and a Joint Master’s Degree from Reykjavik University Iceland and Lund University Sweden. Academic interests are Gerontology and Epidemiology.