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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 foundation of knowledge in the areas of health and well-being in later life and the impact of inequalities. You will be introduced to key issues and literature concerning the nature of ageing, quality of life, and well-being and how it is defined, and the current structure and workings of healthcare systems and policies provided by the World Health Organization, focusing on health and social care of older people. You will become familiar with the debates and literature on inequalities in health, the concept of informal care and frailty, and the WHO framework on healthy ageing and integrated care for older people (ICOPE). This module will critically 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.