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Ageing, Health & Well-Being (DL)

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
20
ECTS points
10
Level
Level 7
Module lead
Christoph Heuser
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

To provide you with a foundation of knowledge in the area of social policy, health and well-being in later life. You will be introduced to key issues and literature concerning 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); different models of successful coping with stressful life events; needs assessment; and partnership working. The module will examine the relative importance of different factors in the quality of life of older people and how policy can influence these.

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