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Seminar on Occupational Gerontology: Aging and new technology

29th August, 2013, University of Tampere

Contentsaging and cognition, caregiving, human-computer interaction, older workers abilities, training, and functional assessment.

Learning outcome:After the course students know the abilities of older people to use technology and can apply the knowledge in their research.

Attendance: PhD-, MHS- students and researchers

Place: University of Tampere, School of Health Science, Lääkärinkatu 1 (Arvo- building, C333), Tampere

: 29th August, 2013

Guest Professor Sara Czaja*, University of Miami, Florida, USA,
Professor Clas-Håkan Nygård and Dr Subas Neupane, School of Health Science, University of Tampere, Tampere.

9.15Introduction,Professor Clas-Håkan Nygård
9.30-11.00Older peoples abilities and new technology, Professor Sara Czaja
11.00-12.00Group work and discussions
12.00-13.00Lunch break
13.00-14.30Interventions on ageing and new technology, Professor Sara Czaja
14.30-15.45Group work and discussions
15.45-16.00Closing, Professor Clas-Håkan Nygård

Credits: Active participation in the seminar and writing a learning diary gives 1 ECTS

Registration by 25.8.2013

Contacts:professor Clas-Håkan Nygård email:

*Dr. Sara J. Czaja is Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry &Behavioral Sciences, and Industrial Engineering at the University of Miami and Scientific Director of the Center on Aging at the University of Miami She has an extensive background in scientific investigation related to functional performance of older adults, innovative use of technology in intervention research, supervision of both laboratory and field research, and administration of large scale research programs. She is also the Director of the Center on Research and Education for Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE). Dr. Czaja has extensive experience in aging research and a long commitment to developing strategies to improve the quality of life for older adults. Her research interests include: aging and cognition, caregiving, human-computer interaction, training, and functional assessment.

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