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Ageing, Health & Well-Being (DL)

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Christoph Heuser
Academic year

Module overview

This module aims to provide you with a foundation of knowledge in the areas of health and well-being in later life and the impact of social policy. You will be introduced to key issues and literature concerning the nature of ageing and how it is defined, and the current structure and workings of the welfare state, focusing on the health and social care for older people. You will become familiar with the debates and literature on inequalities in health and the use of health care services in later life; the mixed economy of social care and the role of different providers (state, family, voluntary, private); needs assessment; and partnership working. The module will examine the relative importance of different factors in health and the quality of life of older people and how policy and lifestyle choices and behaviours can influence these.

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