For students attending the course Aging and Age-Related Disorders from a Biological, Epidemiological and Clinical Perspective, 15 hp course code 2QA343

This course aims to equip you, the students, with extensive theoretical and methodological insights into aging, spanning from biological aspects to societal considerations.


Birgitta, 75, under her umbrella. Collaboration between ARC and Fotoskolan STHLM 2019.
Birgitta, 75. Samarbete mellan ARC och Fotoskolan STHLM 2019. Foto: Sara Eng

The course website for 2QA343 contains course information such as schedule, syllabus, contact details and course evaluations.

The content will delve into the intricacies and diversity of health during the later stages of life. By engaging with this material, you will be well-prepared for roles in clinical and social work, as well as for endeavours in health promotion, management, and policy related to elderly health. This preparation extends across a diverse range of contexts, encompassing medical, educational, and higher-level academic settings.


Course registration

  • Registration to keep your place and attend the course is compulsory. You register yourself in Ladok, a national student administration system. The registration period opens two weeks before the course starts. Once you have registered in Ladok, you will receive access to the course room in Canvas.
  • Read more about what services Ladok can provide for you.
  • The Canvas student guide will give you a walk-through of how Canvas works, so when it comes to user-related questions you can usually find the answer there.
  • Zoom links for the online sessions will be provided on the learning platform Canvas.

Students' evaluation 

Course evaluations are part of KI's quality control system. As this is a new course, there is no previous course evaluation available.

Course literature

You will find the recommended reading list in the Course syllabus



Information for Spring term 2024

The next course will start on 15 January 2024.

Online sessions are set to span a 10-week period, concluding with a presentation at the examination seminar. Attendance at all sessions is obligatory, and the schedule will align with daytime hours according to Swedish time. To fully participate, a computer equipped with a camera, microphone, and internet access is necessary. 

Please note that this is a full-time online course, demanding an estimated commitment of around 20 study hours per week. 

The language of instruction for the course is English. 

Course coordinator

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Debora Rizzuto

Principal Researcher


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Weili Xu


Educational administrator

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Maria Yohuang

Content reviewer:
Maria Yohuang