Training Course in Active and Healthy Ageing - Guidelines for Better Management in Health and Disease

General Objectives of the Course

The course aims to provide knowledge about the biology and the ageing process, both at the individual level and at the level of the elderly person's integration into society, or at the level of health care, namely with regard to diseases related to the ageing process. This course intersects knowledge articulated directly with the medical area, the caregiver area, and the area of support technologies available in the context of active and healthy ageing.

Admission Requirements

General population, namely elderly caregivers, with preference to professionals in healthcare.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Weighted average of the ratings obtained in the course activities. The final classification will be presented on a scale of 0-20 values.)

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

Discuss epidemiology, biology and pathophysiology of aging; the importance of immunoinflammatory response of the elderly. Discuss adherence to treatment plans, know what polymedication is; how to increase participation in functional independence and promote actions to prevent falls and consequences; prevent fragility and physical and cognitive decline, optimize communication skills between integrated clinical services, careers and health professionals; provide training, information and technology transfer for patients/users; realize that friendly spaces for old people are key resource to promote activity and wellness, promote active life during aging and improve and maintain their self-management skills; know nutrition is a cornerstone in the prevention of chronic diseases and functional decline and fragility. Gain knowledge to treat elderly patients with mobility disability, cognitive deficit /dementia, bedridden, chronic diseases, pain, malnutrition, sleep disturbance, constipation.

Course Coordinator(s)

Anabela Mota Pinto

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).

Study Programme

Active and Healthy Ageing - Guidelines for Better Management in Health and Disease

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 81 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 3.0


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