Older People in Modern Society

7.5 credits

The aim of the course is for the student to study and analyse conditions and circumstances under which elderly people live in Sweden and other countries. A further aim is for the student to gain knowledge of the normal ageing process, the influences of heredity and environment and also age-related disorders.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!