Master in Gerontology -

Expected learning outcomes

The Ministry of Knowledge and Research laid  in 2009 down a National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education. This consists of the catagories knowledge, skills and general competence. The Framework is also divided into three cycles, the Master's level being placed in the second cycle. With a Master's degree in Gerontology the candidate will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
The student:

  • has a thorough knowledge of biological, psychological and social aging
  • can discuss the causes behind and consequences of the aging society and aging processes on an individual level
  • can apply knowledge about factors the influence the health, living conditions and quality of life for the elderly, and about services for treatment and care that are especially important for elderly people
  • can assess the most important acute and chronic diseases that affect the elderly

The student:

  • can initiate, plan and implement projects of development within care of the elderly and within policies for the elderly and be able to evaluate this kind of work
  • can assess and make use of research-based knowledge in planning, revision and development
  • can apply the most common research methods that are used in the research of Age and Aging

General competence
The student:

  • can perform mapping and documentation on the level of the individual, the group and the society in a professional and ethically responsible way
  • can supervise and advise the elderly and their next-of-kin, health- and social-personell on the executive level, and to management and politicians on the funding and legislative level.
  • can contribute to innovative thinking and participate in processes of innovation

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