The master's programme commences with an introduction week wherein both students and the co-ordinators can meet and get to know each other.
The programme runs one full academic year, from September until June, wherein an intensive (self-)study programme is offered. National and International academics lecture upon the field of ageing which include the following topics:
- Biology of Ageing
- Epidemiology and demographic background
- Scientific basis of geriatrics/geriatric medicine
- Rules and regulations of the healthcare sector
- Prevention and public health
- Care models from an international perspective
- Structure and finance of healthcare
- Personal and social perceptions of the ageing question
- Sociological, psychological and anthropological aspects of ageing
- Effective communication
- Presentation/debating skills
- Scientific writing
- Basic management skills
During the study year, there is of course time for cultural and social activities such as museum visits, film evenings and inter-cultural dinners.