Objectives

  

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Learning Outcomes

The Research Master of Gerontological Sciences has knowledge and understanding of:
  1. the scientific basis of the existing gerontological theories and areas of implementation
  2. the different perspectives within the gerontological sciences
  3. the methodological principles inherent in the gerontological research domain
  4. the ethical aspects of scientific research in the field of Gerontology
The Research Master of Gerontological Sciences can:
  1. conduct scientific research within the field of gerontology and / or geriatrics, apply the different methods and techniques of thegerontological research, statistically process the collected data and interpret the results and discuss them in a scientifically sound manner
  2. report, present and defend (own) results -in writing and orally- in a didactic and scientifically sound manner (at the level of an article in an international peer-reviewed journal)
  3. draw up and defend a competitive application for (national or international) research funding
  4. identify current and intercultural issues and developments regarding the elderly and care for the elderly, has an open and critical approach and can apply evidence-based, innovative elements
  5. look up, critically analyse and interpret relevant scientific literature / sources
  6. reflect on their own professional conduct
  7. extrapolate existing gerontological theories to the wider elderly sector and contribute to the optimization of the quality of elderly sector
  8. integrate in a (inter-disciplinary) research team
The Research Master of Gerontological Sciences has:
  1. a (self-) critical and scientific attitude, focused on the Gerontological Sciences
  2. a focus on sustainability in the proposed solutions for an ageing society
  3. the intercultural competences required to be able to cope -as world citizens- with current and future challenges in the globalized and ageing society
  4. acquired an attitude of lifelong learning, thereby enabling them to continue to develop on a fully independent basis and to make adjustments in the domain of gerontological sciences

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Academic plans

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

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