YKPS3103 Care Policy: Ageing, Disability and the State (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
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Responsible organisation:
Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Curriculum periods:
2024-2025, 2025-2026, 2026-2027, 2027-2028


The course will cover research on long-term care policy (including institutional and home care), formal and informal care work and comparative research of national social care systems. On the other hand, the course will get acquianted with the perspectives of critical disability studies that challenge care research and instead promote concepts like independent living and personal assistance.

Learning outcomes

Through this course a student gains an understanding of the main structures and challenges of public policy that aims to find solutions to needs of social care, which are growing in every country as a result of population ageing. In particular, this course functions as a resource of knowledge for preparing a master thesis on a theme that is linked to care, ageing or disability.

Additional information

The course is based on active participation and group work and thus requires attendance.

Study materials

Literature will be distributed during the course (consisting primarily of journal articles that are available eletronically)

Completion methods

Method 1

Active participation, group work, group presentation, lecture diary.
Evaluation criteria:
Active participation 20 %, Group presentation 30%, Lecture diary 50%.
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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
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