A Life Course Approach to Work and Health

Maintaining and maximizing a healthy life including a healthy working life, is important for individuals and societies.  To promote healthy aging throughout working life and to extend healthy lives, a life course perspective must be integrated into work and health research.

This course introduces participants to core life course concepts. The participants will learn how core life course concepts can be applied to work and health research, policy and practice.

Course objectives

Upon completing the course, participants will understand how a life course approach has implications for work and health research, policy and practice. They will be able to use the core life course concepts to inform their work and health research, policy and practice.

Target group

  • PhD students
  • post-doctoral fellows
  • occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals, including physicians, ergonomists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, industrial hygienists, sociologists, psychologists, epidemiologists,
  • labor and education policy makers with an interest in a broader life course perspective in their research or work area.

Course outline

The course will consist of lectures and work in teams. All lecturers are designed to support the team work.

Team work assignment: Present a work and health research question / policy problem / problem in practice informed by a life course perspective and using core life course concepts.

 

Main topics

Day 1: Introduction to core life course concepts as they apply to work and health research, policy and practice.

Day 2: Introduction to life course methods as they apply to work and health research, policy and practice.

Day 3: Implications for work and health research, policy and practice.

Registration deadline

July 31st 2020

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Price

The price of the course consists of two parts:

1) The course fee of EUR 500 and

2) One of the following:

  • The day package I fee of EUR 480
  • The day package II fee of EUR 220
  • Day package

    Day package I

    The day package I price is 480 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees, lunches, dinners and the social program.

    The total price of the course is EUR 980 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 480).

    We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

    Day package II

    The day package II price is 220 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees and lunches.

    The total price of the course is EUR 720 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 220).

    Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

  • Accommodation

    NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 26th – 29th of October 2020 at Grand Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland.

    To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation through the hotel website.

    Please fill out the booking code Niva2020 in the "Code"-section when booking the room (available until 31.7.2020).

    The room price for a single standard room is ISK 24973 (approx. EUR 180)/night (including breakfast).

    The block reservation will be available until 31st of July 2020.

  • Payment info

    Cancellations received by July, 31st 2020: full refund
    Cancellations received by August, 1st 2020 or later: no refund

    The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.

    The price is subject to minor changes.

Contact person

Course leader
Ute Bültmann
PhD, Professor of Work and Health, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
e-mail: u.bultmann@umcg.nl

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager
Cecilia Weckman
NIVA
mobile: +358 40 1258 748
email: cecilia.weckman@niva.org

Course venue

Grand Hotel, Sigtún 38, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Background

Maintaining and maximizing a healthy life including a healthy working life, is important for individuals and societies.  To promote healthy aging throughout working life and to extend healthy lives, a life course perspective must be integrated into work and health research. A life course perspective applied to work and health…

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General information

Course fee and payment The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline. Travel arrangements Please refrain from booking any tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA. Accommodation For more information about accommodation options, please see the…

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