Oct 17th 2016

Rethinking Ageing: Are we prepared to live longer? (Coursera)

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Population ageing is occurring in nearly every country around the word. This MOOC takes a multidisciplinary approach to explore the impact of living longer and takes into account the technological advancements, the built environment, economics and ethics to rethink what it means to 'age well' now and in the future.

Rethinking Ageing is a uniquely designed course to give you a broad overview of the many complex issues involved as we as individuals get older and on the macro-level for population ageing. You may already have a particular interest in one discipline, such as mental health and ageing or age-friendly design. We encourage you, though, to use this course to explore the other perspectives on population ageing as the modules build on each other.


Week 1: Worldwide population ageing trends

Week 2: Lifelong participation

Week 3: Planning and design for an ageing population

Week 4: Economics of ageing

Week 5: Ageing well