Physiotherapy, Health among older people 7.5 Credits

Fysioterapi äldres hälsa
Second cycle, S7039H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established

Last revised
by 10 Feb 2017

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Subject group (SCB)
Therapy, Rehabilitation and Dietary Treatment

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree of which 90 Credits in the subject physiotherapy.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
On completion of the course, the student should, from a scientific foundation, based on current laws and regulations and with an ethical attitude, be able to:
  1. Explain and discuss effects of aging on function, activity, participation and health
  2. Describe common and important diseases and conditions during aging and evaluate function limitations that can arise in connection with these
  3. Relate to the concept frailty
  4. Relate to the concept aging in place
  5. Suggest and discuss preventive strategies to counteract ill health and disability during aging

  • The consequences of aging and common diseases for older individuals' conditions with a holistic - (biopsychosocial) and global  perspective
  • The complexity of interacting health problems and disability.
  • The concept frailty
  • The concept of aging in place
  • The concept of active aging
  • Preventive strategies for disease, injuries and diseases during aging
  • International classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) as a starting point for the description of function and physical disability
  • Common assessment instruments

The course has its educational basis in a knowledge-building working method. This working method is characterised by the student actively searching and solving problems through an examining and critically reflective working method. The course is coordinated with students with other  health science education,however with a specialisation in the subject.  The learning in the course takes place through literature studies, partly from individual searching, solving of study assignments, seminars, lectures and report writing.


Lars Nyberg

Transition terms
The course S7039H is equal to S7010H

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2017 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0001Individual written assignment study questions aging4.5U G VG
0002Individual written assignment subject-specific specialisatio3.0U G VG