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SWEAH Curriculum

SWEAH is providing a set of unique multi-disciplinary courses on ageing and health that have a broad theoretical and methodological nature and target the needs expressed by students. These courses constitute the graduate school core curriculum.

The courses are provided as part-time and distance-learning using the online learning platform Moodle. The participants will receive three ECTS (European credit transfer and accumulation system) for each completed course. Each affiliated PhD student has to participate in one or two of the courses, depending on the affiliation duration.

Students solve tasks both individually and in interdisciplinary groups through the learning platform. Each course usually includes a workshop and lectures requiring physical or digital attendance. All courses are given in English.

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The courses in the Graduate School Curriculum are

  • Theoretical perspectives on methodological choices in research on ageing and health
  • Theories of ageing 
  • Gerontology – multidisciplinary and integrative perspectives on ageing 

Web course, 3 ECTS, in addition to the mandatory course or courses 

  • Communication and knowledge translation in research on ageing and health

The courses create opportunities for the PhD students to learn from each other, thus taking advantage of the PhD students' diverse backgrounds. The courses within the graduate school curriculum are intended for PhD students affiliated to SWEAH, but other PhD students can apply and take the course if there are places available.

Three of SWEAH's courses are given by Lund University. The course Gerontology – multidisciplinary and integrative perspectives on ageing is given at the University of Gothenburg in collaboration with SWEAH. 

Questions about the course?


Charlotte Löfqvist
Associate professor, study coordinator
+46 46 222 19 45
charlotte [dot] lofqvist [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se