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TERKAN11 Ageing of the Population 5 op
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Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Public Health
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Curricula 2012 – 2015
TERKAN11 Ageing of Population 5 ECTS

General description

The course covers issues related to ageing and health on the population level.

Learning outcomes

Having complete the course the student
- knows the basic global trends of population aging
- is familiar with the connections between aging and health on the population level, measured as mortality, healthy life expectancy, functional status and self-rated health
- can characterize and investigate health, functioning and their determinants in very old populations
- can analyze the challenges of population aging to health and social services
- can analyze the consequences of population aging to family, work, and culture


Changing age structures, longevity
Determinants and indicators of health in old age
Consequences of population ageing: services, working life, family, culture
Study designs in ageing research

Teaching methods

Classroom work

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
In English
Further information 


Group work

Independent work

Written exam

Completion options:
Participation in classroom work AND Written exam

The course consists of: Lectures, group work, independent work and a written exam


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

Minimum number of students for the course to be organized is 8.

Belongs to following study modules

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