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Everyone is ageing, whatever their current age, and we live in a world where many people are living much longer than previous generations. This is often seen as a problem. But is it? This free course, Introducing ageing, will help you to think about this issue by introducing you to some key ideas in studying later life.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current issues in ageing and later life
- reflect on experiences of ageing and later life
- analyse case studies of care situations, drawing out their wider relevance to concepts and ideas
- demonstrate developed literacy, numeracy, and digital and information literacy skills.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Thinking about your own ageing
- 2 Introducing Monty Meth
- 3 Introducing ‘the Third Age’
- 4 The Third Age and population changes
- 5 What about the Fourth Age?
- 6 Reflecting on the Third and Fourth Ages
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