Older People in Modern Society

7.5 credits

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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.

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Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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