IARU Sommer School 2014 – University of Copenhagen

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IARU Summer School 2014

Course Title

Interdisciplinary Aspects of Healthy Aging

Brief Course Description

Aging begins early in life. This program offers a unique opportunity for participants to gain new knowledge on how more people can live healthy lives and enjoy a robust old-age.

The course is designed for students who would like to gain diverse experience in the Aging research field, and focuses on interdisciplinary research projects, which reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the Center of Healthy Aging (CEHA).

The course combines lectures and project work. Participants will gain good foundation knowledge from lectures and practical experience from project work. The aim is to give students the exciting opportunity to learn and use research methods from other disciplines, and to develop new projects within the practical projects introduced by the teachers.

The lectures will cover basic knowledge in different aging research fields including: humanities, social science, epidemiology, neurology, physiology, and molecular biology. Students will form small groups (3-4 students per group) and carry out a research project under the supervision of CEHA researchers. These projects are examples of the research that contains shared interests across different research areas of ageing research.

The students will be closely supervised by the CEHA researchers during the course. At the end of the course, the students will write an essay about their findings/conclusions and present their report.

Start & End dates

2-21 July 2014

Assessment details

The course is divided into two parts: lectures in the first 4 days and practical courses in groups the following days (3-4 students per group). Each group will present their project work on the last day. 

During the practical course, students will write essays individually about their findings/conclusions.

Each student will submit an essay of 10 pages. The essays will be assessed with the mark of pass/failed.

Outcome of the course

5 ECTS points are given from this course. More importantly, the students will gain good foundation knowledge and practical experience in the field of aging research in various aspects including humanities, social science, epidemiology, neurology, physiology, and molecular biology. 

Practical Information

Please read the following information about the Summer School for information on time and course schedule, class rooms etc.