Active and Healthy Aging
Learning outcomes of the curricular unit
Understand the global trends in population ageing and its implications for social protection policies, in particular for the health sector; acknowledge
Analyze the implications of inequalities and inequities in health care for active and healthy aging considering the social determinants in health;
Discuss the current Government measures regarding the guarantee of quality of life of the elderly population in Portugal in critical perspective and purposeful from case studies;
Analyze and develop projects, activities or actions regarding active and healthful aging.
Weekly - Available soon
Total - 24
Requirements for frequency
Freitas, E.V. & Py, L. (Eds). Tratado de Geriatria e Gerontologia. Guanabara Koogan: Rio de Janeiro. 3ª Ed.2011, 1.750 p.
United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2013). World Population Ageing 2013. ST/ESA/SER.A/348. Disponível em: http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/pdf/ageing/WorldPopulationAgeing2013.pdf
Ferreira, Pedro L. e tal. Avaliação multidimensional em idosos Coimbra : Mar da Palavra, 2006. 191 p.
Rodrigues, Teresa R; Martins, Maria RO (Coords). Envelhecimento e Saúde:prioridades políticas num Portugal em Mudança. Lisboa:Hidrográfico
Teaching methodologies (including evaluation)
Lectures in participatory system;
Seminars (critical analysis and discussion of problem situations);
Presentation and discussion of the Group''''''''s work.
Individual e-learning activities (20%);
Class participation, attendance (20%);Written work (60%).
The evaluation consists of applying a test (weight value 1) and the work group (weight value 2). The final grade is the weighted average of the values (test and work group).
Population ageing - trends of demographic transition in the world and in Portugal;
Epidemiological transition and population ageing;
Active and healthy ageing: concepts and controversies;
The elderly population in the international agenda;
Autonomy and independence in the elderly – how to evaluate?
Fragility and the geriatric syndromes;
Social determinants in health and its implications for active and healthy ageing;
Health promotion and ageing;
Institutional strategies for care for the elderly;
Formal and informal care for elderly dependents: implications for the act of care;
The elderly in society: violence and stereotypes;
Work, participation, citizenship and health: the challenge for the elderly population;
Bioethics and end-of-life care;
Innovative practices in the care of older people and self-management of your health.
Programs where the course is taught:
- Hospital Administration
- Health Economics
- Master in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Health Research
- Master in Health Management
- Occupational Medicine
- Medicina do Trabalho
- Policy Management and Health Administration
- Continuing education program
- Health Promotion
- Master in Health Promotion
- Environmental and Occupacional Health
- Public Health
- Global Public Health