• MGE4001 Introduction to Gerontology
• MGE4011 The Psychology of Aging and Psychogeriatrics
• MGE4021 Social Aging and Policy-Making for the Elderly
• MGE4031 Bodily Aging and Health Gerontology
• MGE4041 Research Methods, Research Ethics, Theory of Science
Expected learning outcomes
One expects that the other aims have been integrated by the end of the course programme. In addition, the student has
- a thorough knowledge within biological, psychological and social aging
- training in finding, assessing and making use of research-based knowledge about the elderly and care for the elderly
Within general competence:
- competence in researching questions about welfare that concern the elderly in a methodical way
- competence for planning and implementing work for intervention and change on an individual-, group and society level
In connection with work on the Master's Degree Thesis, elective, in-depth computer-based courses that the student can carry out will be offered. These will be based on research activities at the relevant course programme locations.
Research on Care Services
Network and network projects
Health-promoting work in the local society
The Philosophy of Care and Ethics
Management of Health Services (HiL)
Management of Welfare Services (HiL)
Net Support Learning
Teaching Methods (additional text)
Individual tutoring with planning of MGE4901 Master's Degree Thesis (Module 6). The tutors will arrange for groupwise, computer-based discussion fora and seminars for writing theses and they will give individual tutoring within an agreed timeframe.
Form(s) of Assessment
Home exam, see textarea
Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)
Individual written Master's Thesis with a scope of about 25 000 words. The Master's thesis shall comprise an independent scientific piece of work/paper either in the form of a thesis (monography) or in the format of an article (minimum 2 articles).
Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)
External + internal examiners
In case of a failed Master's Degree Thesis (or articles) the student will be given the opportunity to hand in an improved thesis by the end of the following semester.
Participation in seminars for writing papers/theses
Professor Per Erik Solem