Time: 1 February – 31 March 2021
Place: Xamk Learn – digital learning environment
Extent: 3 ECTS credits
Number of study places: 150
Target group: All that are interested in the topic
Required previous skills: None
Lecturer: Mrs Eliisa Kotro


Credited in degree: All bachelor level degrees at Xamk
Enrolment by: 18 January 2021
Price: Free of charge

Please notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on OUAS courses.



Learning outcomes:
You recognize the role of good nutrition for health and well-being of elderly people. You familiarize yourself with nutritional recommendations for the elderly. You learn about methods to assess nutritional status. You recognize the risks of malnutrition and learn how to improve individual’s nutrition with proper eating. You learn of alternative meal services for the elderly, and recognize importance of multi-professional cooperation to ensure good nutrition.

Contents and methods:
Aging and its impact on people's nutritional needs and ability to function.
Recommendations for good nutrition.
Assessment of nutritional status.
Malnutrition and means of nutritional treatment.
Alternative meal services for elderly people living in their own homes.

Individual study work.
Tasks and quizzes with deadlines.

Study material:
Material and links to electric sources on Learn platform.

Three tasks/quizzes.
Final exam. Automatically graded.

Assessment scale:

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
Cancellation has to be made 14 days before the course starts. Cancellation by email to openstudies@xamk.fi.

You'll receive an invitation by email to this course approx. one week before the course starts.