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. 

Fur­ther inform­a­tion:

Stu­dent Ser­vices | Open Uni­ver­sity of Applied Sci­ences 
Tikkarinne 9, Joen­suu 
Open Mon – Fri from 10:00 till 14:00 
[email protected]