Aging and Health
In this study programme, students will gain a deeper knowledge and specialisation in aging and health in Icelandic society. The programme will benefit individuals in their job and empower them to deal with the various challenges that await professionals in services for the elderly. The elderly are the fastest growing group in society, and health, activity and well-being are the keys to improved health for this age group and society as a whole. Students set their own goals within this study programme. The Department Head of this line of study is Kristín Sóley Sigursveinsdóttir, Assistant Professor. She assists students in setting their goals and identifying courses that give the best foundation for their Master's thesis. This 120 ECTS Master's degree programme is divided into 60 ECTS of coursework and 60 ECTS for the Master's thesis. The academic title is a Master's degree in Health Sciences with a focus on Aging and Health.
In this study programme, four courses are compulsory, a total of 40 ECTS, plus a Master’s thesis.
|ÖHÍ0105||Aging and Health||10 ECTS|
|HHS0105||Health and the Health Care System: Status, Goals and Trends||10 ECTS|
|EIR0155||Qualitative Research||10 ECTS|
|MER0110||Quantitative Research||10 ECTS|
|MPR0160||Master’s Thesis||60 ECTS|
Electives in this study programme amount to 20 ECTS.
|BRÞ0110||Health Care in Case of Accidents and Acute Illnesses||10 ECTS|
|EEL0105||Rehabilitation, Empowerment and Quality of Life||10 ECTS|
|GHE0110||Mental Health: Issues and Interventions||5 or 10 ECTS|
|HGE0110||Health Care and Health Promotion||10 ECTS|
|KRA0105||Cancer and Palliative care||10 ECTS|
|LSL1015||Chronic Illness||10 ECTS|
|OFB0105||Trauma and Violence||5 or 10 ECTS|
|ÞFS0105||Servant Leadership, Management and Reflection||10 ECTS|
Students can also attend elective courses at other universities, subject to the approval of the Head of Faculty and the Master’s thesis supervisor
Course and programme structure
Please click on the course number link for course descriptions and learning outcomes.
See more in the curriculum about the 120 ECTS Master's programme and learning outcomes
See more in the curriculum about the 40 ECTS Qualification at Master's level and learning outcomes
For more information on this study programme, please contact:
Office Manager of the School of Health Sciences:
tel. +354 460 8036
fax: +354 460 8999
Department Head of this study programme: