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Aging dynamics

Scholar Year: 2021/2022 - 1S

Code: AF02    Acronym: DE
Scientific Fields: Trabalho social e Orientação
Section/Department: Social Sciences and Education


Acronym N. of students Study Plan Curricular year ECTS Contact hours Total Time
TSPSFC 21 5,0 45 135,0

Teaching weeks: 15


Andreia Filomena Ferreri de Gusmão Gonçalves CerqueiraHead

Weekly workload

Hours/week T TP P PL L TC E OT OT/PL TPL O S
Type of classes


Type Teacher Classes Hours
Contact hours Totals 1 3,00
Andreia Filomena Cerqueira   1,33
Fernanda Gomes   0,66
Patricia Arguello   1,00

Teaching language


Intended learning outcomes (Knowledges, skills and competencies to be developed by the students)

Understands the aging phenomenon of population in Western societies.
Understands the aging process in its multiple factors and variables.
Develops technical and psychosocial basic care that help elderly welfare.
Promotes elderly active citizenship and their social integration.
forwards and monitors the elderly person to social responses and support services in the community.


Sociological perspectives on aging in Western societies
Psychological Perspectives about the self over life and the changes that result from the aging process (life cycle)
Crisis factors associated with third / fourth age and its socio-cultural influences, as well as their own unique aspects of their experience
Elderly health determinants
Most common health problems
Elderly health promotion – The role of informal caregivers
Socio-cognitive and socio-educational incentive in the aging process
Leisure and free time: social animation, citizenship and welfare.

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the UC intended learning outcomes

Contents were developed in straight connection according to the objectives of the unit content order to evaluate, at the end of each unit if they are appropriate for students and allow the construction of skills and planned actions, if is required to strengthen some kind of knowledge or modify the way they are being developed. Also note that contents are considered relevant, given the local, regional, national and international context within area of knowledge.

Teaching methodologies

Document Analysis
Reading academic and research texts
Written production of short texts
Use of age simulator
Role play
Discussion / debates in small and large group
Interview and elaboration of life history
Contact with elderly population and experts from community institutions

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's intended learning outcomes

It is intended to invest in pedagogical dynamics that consider the student in an active position of knowledge development and appropriate attitudes towards elderly person, because they are structuring a professional role that is intended. In alI classes, are integrated, practical situations that encourage individual participation, discussion and group reflection. The contact with elderly people, including a life story that will be developed over the several sessions, will allow the contents being linked naturally in a contextualized way.

Assessment methodologies and evidences

Training records (individual/40%): Time 1 and Time2
Developing a life story from an elderly person (2 students) respective analysis and intervention perspective (30%)
Individual reflection on the learning obtained through the process of life story (10%)
Attendance and participation (20%)

Attendance system

Students attendance is ruled by a minimum of 75% attendance in the practical classes, unless students with special status (article 24º RFA).


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