Interdisciplinary Aspects of Healthy Aging

University of Copenhagen

Recent years have seen major progress in understanding healthy aging, how to ensure life-course processes that enable older adults to live independently in good health, stay engaged in social relationships within families and communities, and uphold social roles important to well-being. The course will focus on exploring the aging phenomena through an interdisciplinary lens with a special focus on the concept of vitality. Objectives & course format The objective of this course is to gain interdisciplinary knowledge and research experience in the field of aging, to better understand how older people can preserve their vitality and enojy a robust older age. The following sub objectives will be achieved over three weeks in July 2019. Week one: The main objective is to provide knowledge on the interdisciplinary nature of the aging process and how to evaluate the strengths and limitations of this research field. Week two: The main objective is to design an interdisciplinary reserach project. You will work in small groups. Week three: The main objective is to learn how interdisciplinary research projects are written down and evaluated. In groups, you will write grant proposal, which will be presented and defended in a mock grant evaluation. An individual written proposal will be submitted for evaluation on a pass/fail basis at the end of the course. Field trips also will be arranged during the three weeks course.


Location Copenhagen, Denmark
1 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
level Master / Graduate
Credits 5.0 ECTS
Program fee 6,250 DKK
Accommodation Not offered
Extra information about the fee:
EU/EEA citizens: 4.000 DKK Non-EU/EEA citizens: 6.250 DKK The fee covers participation in the course. It does not cover course materials, travel, accommodation and living expenses during the course. Full payment of course fees must be transferred in May 2019. Payment details will be forwarded upon acceptance.
Application deadline 1 April 2019
Entry requirements:
Completed BSc degree. Bachelor students in their 3rd or 4th year are welcome to apply.

Contact information:

IARU Summer School 2019
Course secretaries: Pia Nygaard / Hanne Kracht:

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