Healthy Ageing and Rehabilitation

Master Autumn 2020

This innovative, online learning programme focuses on interprofessional issues related to healthy ageing and rehabilitation.

You will get the knowledge and skills necessary for healthy ageing and rehabilitation practice, research and policy development from a global and interprofessional perspective. Upon completion you will be a competent scholar capable of leadership and interprofessional practice in the field.

You will learn about:

  • Globally relevant theories, practices and research in the field of healthy ageing and rehabilitation
  • Critical approaches to challenges of healthy ageing and rehabilitation locally, nationally and globally with reference to socio-cultural, economic and political contexts
  • How to collaborate in interprofessional and intersectoral teams and with various stakeholders in the field of healthy ageing and rehabilitation
  • How to use innovation, technology, and leadership in rehabilitation for shaping services and policies to address capabilities and well-being in everyday life for ageing populations globally
  • How to conduct research and use of evidence in policy and service development
  • How to direct focus to health promoting and reabling measures, ranging from older adults’ functioning and their living conditions, to the environmental contexts

Content and structure

The programme is a cohort-based, two-year, full-time programme (120 ECTS) in English. To earn the degree, you are required to take six courses (for the total of 80 ECTS) and complete a master`s thesis (40 ECTS). The programme is fully online with a potential of having one two week on-campus session in the second year. Programme structure and content.

Study methods

Various teaching methods will be used depending on the content to be taught as well as the needs of students. Efforts will be made to provide learning choices for students by presenting materials using different modes (text, voice, video), creating multiple avenues for students' engagement (individual and group activities), and allowing student to express the newly acquired knowledge, skills and competencies in multiple ways (paper, presentation, video, poster). Instructors are responsible for setting the climate, selecting the content and curating the resources, and supporting the discourse.

Further studies

The master's programme also qualifies you for entering PhD-studies and a research career.

Student exchange

There will be possibilities for student exchange at semester 2 and 3.

Where can I travel?

Updated schedule: The program will start on August 10th, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the programme will be offered completely online the first year. This means that the two-week on-campus session in Bergen, Norway in August is cancelled. If granted admission this means that you do not have to apply for a visitors Visa and you will be able to accept the offer and follow the program without difficulties.