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Learning Outcomes

The training programme aspires to train students who:
have a theoretical foundational knowledge of the various lines of approach within gerontology as a branch of science;
are able to critically reflect on current gerontological issues setting out from the principles of free research;
have the due know-how, insights, attitudes and skills to enable them to continue to advance to assume staff-supervisory and policymaking positions at managerial level;
are able to conduct research in the domain of gerontology;
are capable of duly applying knowledge and skills which contribute to the optimisation of the quality of care for the elderly and policies for the elderly.
The training programme is academic in nature, endeavouring to teach both scientific as well as occupational knowledge, insights and skills. The training programme sooner aims to place due emphasis on the development opportunities for elderly people and the positive effects thereof for society as a whole.
Upon finishing, the graduate in Gerontological Sciences
Knows and understands present-day gerontological theories and their fields of application, and are able to read the scientific literature in a critical and independent way
Masters theories and application fields of the various domains of Gerontology and is able to apply them in a critical manner, specifically as a researcher
Is able to interpret and evaluate scientific and policy reports
Develops a scientific attitude specifically towards the gerontological sciences: being able to contribute to the gerontological research and/or to to perform gerontological research independently in at least one of the domains of Gerontology
Is able to reflect scientifically and to analyse gerontological problems;
Is able to report independently on his own research, practice or study of the literature.

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Academic plans

In the context of this programme, the following academic plans are offered:

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