Karelia UAS offers a continuum of education aiming to improve competence in ageing from a Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Applied Gerontology to a Master’s Degree in Active Ageing – we invite you to make use of this educational path to build up your competence!
Additionally, our Open University of Applied Sciences offers a versatile range of studies in age-friendliness, which can also be taken by degree students at Karelia UAS. The studies can be found in the Knowledge portfolio of age-friendliness. See below for more information about the portfolio.
The Degree Programme in Applied Gerontology contains multidisciplinary gerontological studies. The themes of the studies are related to health, functional capacity and well-being. Examples of themes that advance your competence include work related to memory disorders and informal and family care. You will familiarise yourself with the work processes and methods of applied gerontology, age-friendly society and socio-cultural work with older people.
For more information about the degree programme, please contact
Principal Lecturer Terhi Myller, +358505666032, [email protected]
Guidance Counsellor, Lecturer Piia Kauhanen, +388504353142, [email protected]
Competence in ageing programmes since 2015
The Master’s Degree Programme in Active Ageing at Karelia UAS was launched in 2015 as a blended learning implementation. Since 2018, the programme has been implemented fully online. The online implementation has made it possible for students to participate in the programme wherever they are: the students come from all over Finland, and some are even based in other European countries.
The focus areas of the Degree Programme are Age-friendly Society and Active Ageing.
The Degree Programme will improve your capabilities for working in multiprofessional tasks that support the well-being, health, functional capacity and inclusion of older people as well as in demanding development and management tasks. You will also have entrepreneurial skills. In addition, you will have a vision and ability to influence the development of age-friendly communities, regions and societies.
The multiprofessional teacher team of the programme has solid experience and expertise not only in delivering and developing services for older people but also research and educational tasks. The team of teachers works closely together with working life experts and international partners.
Recent publication on online pedagogical solutions applied in our degree programmes
Experiences gained of the online and blended implementations of the Master’s Degree Programme in Active Ageing and Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Applied Gerontology are discussed in the publication Tulevaisuuden ikäosaamista verkkopedagogiikan avulla (ed. Kukkonen, T. & Myller, T. 2022) (Future competence in ageing through online pedagogy)
For more information about the Degree Programme, please contact:
Guidance Counsellor Piia Kauhanen, [email protected], +388504353142
Principal Lecturer responsible for the programme Tuula Kukkonen, [email protected], +358504675923
The goal of the EMMA project is to develop a multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary Master’s Degree Programme on ageing taught through English in cooperation between six European higher education institutions. The project is coordinated by Karelia University of Applied Sciences and funded by Erasmus+.
Improve your competence in ageing at Karelia UAS through our Open University of Applied Sciences studies! The knowledge portfolio of age-friendliness contains the studies related to competence in ageing offered at Karelia Open University of Applied Sciences. These studies can be taken by anyone regardless of their age and educational background. The courses are implemented as online studies.
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