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SHAPE AN AGE-FRIENDLY WORLD

Learn meaningful ways our global society can better care for an ageing population in EDU’s Fundamentals of Healthy Ageing Course. You will research current initiatives from around the world on the topic of healthy ageing and develop your skills by teaming up with other engaged professionals to tackle real-life issues. Course participants benefit from experts in the field while exploring how to apply ideas to new areas.

REGISTRATION CLOSES:

November 18th, 2019 at 12pm

ONBOARDING START:

November 12th, 2019

COURSE START:

November 19th, 2019

DURATION:

4 weeks

LANGUAGE:

English

CREDIT POINTS:

1 ECTS

TIME COMMITMENT:

6-7hrs/week

COURSE START:

November 19th, 2019

DURATION:

4 weeks

LANGUAGE:

English

CREDIT POINTS:

1 ECTS

TIME COMMITMENT:

6-7hrs/week

ABOUT THE COURSE

The Award in Fundamentals of Healthy Ageing is an asynchronous course that will bring together a group of policy makers, hospital administrators, civic society members, health professionals, and curious minds into small teams for a collaborative digital learning experience. 
 
The award will give you a framework that supports the 2017 WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health. Over 4 weeks, you will focus on one of the 10 priorities for a Decade of Action on Healthy Ageing and explore current initiatives around the globe which address this priority. Throughout the course, you will be part of shaping a conversation about ageing and health. 

Upon successful completion, eligible participants will earn an Award in Fundamentals of Healthy Ageing worth 1 ECTS credit, which can be used towards any relevant Master´s degree (MQF Level 7), such as a Master in Public Health. 

COURSE OVERVIEW

  • Meet your team and EDU staff.
  • Get to know the platform and where everything is before the course gets started.
  • Research examples of real initiatives being taken in the real world towards making an impact on your chosen priority.
  • Choose an initiative with your team to explore throughout the programme.
  • Learn about the strengths and weaknesses of the initiative you have chosen. 
  • Discover what makes an initiative strong and what is needed to create change. 
  • Discover how the initiative you have chosen contributes to the strategic objectives outlined in the Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health.
  • Explore how this initiative can be expanded or applied to another context. How might you apply elements of this initiative to a problem that you see in your own work?   
  • Find out more in the Course Outline.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Develop skills and capacities that incite constructive engagement with the topic of Healthy Ageing
  • Gain an understanding of the framework that supports the 2017 WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health
  • Connect and build the networks necessary to drive impact in policy and practices surrounding Healthy Ageing at scale
  • Earn 1 ECTS credit towards any relevant masters degree (MQF Level 7)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be eligible to participate, you must be either a student or a working professional with a minimum bachelor level qualification. Applicants who are currently working in a field relating to Healthy Ageing policies and dialogues, students with a bachelor in a health or social-care related field, or students with an interest in pursuing further education in the area will be given preference for participation. 

SPEAKER AND TEACHER

Dr. med. Nils C. Thiessen, MME.

AWARD AND PARTICIPATION

Course Provider

Founded in June 2018, EDU is a brand of Digital Education Holdings Ltd. (DEH), a private institution for higher education, with a vision to substantially increase the quality and accessibility of education. EDU is truly a digital native institution. Its degree course include Europe’s first digital medical school – EDU Medical and its course in Human Medicine. EDU’s state-of-the-art digital learning platform offers a 21st Century education model incorporating modern didactic methodologies and is fully accessible to students and learners wherever they are. 

Eligibility for Earning ECTS points

This course is open for everyone with an interest in shaping an age-friendly society. However, if you want to earn ECTS points, the minimum entry requirement is a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (MQF Level 6), ideally with a major or minor in Public Health, Social Care or Medicine. However, the course is open to any major or minor with an interest in healthy ageing and a desire to learn.

Moreover, the language of tuition is English, so proficiency in this language is needed and moderate digital competencies are also necessary.

Accreditation and Recognition

Participants meeting the eligibility requirements who pass the course earn an Award in Fundamentals of Healthy Ageing worth 1 ECTS point, which can be applied towards a related Master’s degree in the field. This course is provided by EDU, a brand of Digital Education Holdings Ltd. www.deh.mt, a Higher Education Institution licensed by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education (Liscence Number: 2018-010). 

Assessment​​

Assessment drives learning. This is why this award course makes use of group and individual assignments to encourage participants to critically think about sensitive issues and learn both from community and tutor feedback. In order to successfully complete the course, a minimum of 59 points must be achieved, including assignments, and a passing grade on the final assessment. Find out more in the Course Outline.

FAQ

GENERAL

The Fundamentals of Healthy Ageing Award was developed and is being provided by EDU, in close collaboration with world class experts on Healthy Ageing.

The course is designed for students and working professionals in medicine or healthcare administration, and professionals working in research and practice around population ageing, the care of older people, and the development of age-friendly environments. However, the course is open to any major or minor with an interest in healthy ageing and a desire to learn.

Currently the course is offered only in English.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Working in a team, you will be asked to move through a sequence of four modules that will help you learn about the foundational principles of healthy ageing. Modules 1-3 require you to complete an assignment in sequence and module 4 is an online proctored exam. These assignments bring you through a process of identifying and profiling a real-world initiative in order to help you gain direct insight into practices and their effects towards creating an age-friendly world.

If you fulfil eligibility criteria, successfully completing the course gives you the opportunity to earn 1 ECTS point that can be used towards a related degree.

The course will require approximately 6-7 hours a week, depending on the learner and their knowledge of the topic matter.

This course is open for everyone with an interest in shaping an age-friendly society. However, if you want to earn ECTS points, the minimum entry requirement is a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (MQF Level 6), ideally with a major or minor in Public Health, Social Care or Medicine. However, the course is open to any major or minor with an interest in healthy ageing and a desire to learn.

Moreover, the language of tuition is English, so proficiency in this language is needed and moderate digital competencies are also necessary.

The Fundamentals of Healthy Ageing Award was accredited and is being provided by EDU, a brand of Digital Education Holdings Ltd., in close collaboration with world class experts on Healthy Ageing.

COLLABORATION IN TEAMS

You will be able to communicate with your team and the wider course community directly on the online course platform. You are also free to use additional communication tools and methods as you see fit.

To work with your team, you will have a collaborative workspace where you can co-create multi-media projects.

We highly recommend you to do so! We believe that the best solutions are developed when people come together, bringing the diversity of their experiences and ideas to the table to work towards a shared goal. Note that in order to be eligible for an Award Certificate of 1 ECTS point, you are expected to engage in group work and submit your mandatory assignments.

Please note that in order to be eligible for an Award Certificate of 1 ECTS point, you are expected to engage in group work, submit the mandatory assignment, and pass the final exam.

Yes. A mentor and tutor will be assigned to your team to provide guidance as you make your way through the course. Your tutor will give you meaningful feedback on your work at each stage of the course, while your tutor will coach you throughout the learning experience.