10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: In this module we will critically explore theories of ageing in relation to the lived experience of older people as well as critically examine the role of health and social care policy and how this may impact of lives and wellbeing of older people. In this module we will explore the factors which impact on the contemporary experience of ageing, apply theoretical models of ageing in order to understand the meaning of health and well-being for older people, critically examine the challenges that people face as they grow older such as frailty, and explore how individuals can live positive lives despite potential limitations. We will examine the role of policy and the provision of health and social care on the lives and well-being of older people.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK