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TERKAN11 Ageing of Population 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Public Health
Person in charge
Professor Marja Jylhä
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Health Sciences
Curricula 2011 – 2012
KATES054 Ageing of the Population 3–9 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

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work
Independent work

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
Written exam 
In Finnish


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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