Social Gerontology enables students to examine ageing as a societal, social, cultural and experiential phenomenon. At the heart of the studies lie the questions of the relationship between the ageing individual and the environment, and how this relationship changes over the different phases of life.
Important themes in the field are demographic ageing, the quality of life and resources of the elderly, elderly policy, elderly care and quality of their services, future trends and social gerontological research.
The scope of the studies is 25 credits (basic studies).
Gerontology is well-suited for all students interested in the wellbeing
of the ageing population and the changes demographic ageing causes to
Note! The module is taught in Finnish.
Social Work (Gerontological Social Work)
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