Doctoral course: Public Health Implications of an Aging Population

Program: Public Health Science
Time: March 23-April 3, 2020
Place: Aging Research Center (ARC), the Widerström buildning, Tomtebodavägen 18A, floor 10, KI campus Solna
Credits: 3.0

The purpose of the course is for students to gain an increased understanding of the public health implications that arise from an aging population, as highlighted by the WHO’s Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020-2030. The students will be trained to identify the challenges and opportunities related to the ongoing demographic changes in society, both from a life course and public health perspective.

After completing this course, students are expected to be able to:
1. Identify and discuss public health implications that arise from an aging population.
2. Reflect on how these implications can be related to her/his research.
3. Reflect on key concepts from the course, and apply them to her/his research.

Different strategies for teaching and learning will be used, such as lectures, seminars, group discussions, and peer reviewing, in order to promote an analytical and critical approach to the course content. The doctoral students’ proactive participation will be required.

The course will be held in English.

Course leaders: Charlotta Nilsen, Neda Agahi

More information and application

Application deadline: November 15