• Universidad de Palermo

The Path to Happiness and Good Quality of Life

What is happiness? Explore the concept of happiness and consider the things that influence your own happiness and quality of life.

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The Path to Happiness and Good Quality of Life

Discover happiness concepts that will improve your quality of life

Do you feel happy? What do you think about the quality of your life?

On this course, you’ll explore your answers to those questions as you learn about the concepts of quality of life and happiness – and the differences between the two.

You’ll consider how happiness can be affected by age and place, and explore the quality of life of young people, adults, and older adults.

You’ll also reflect on how today’s societies and where we live and work impact our everyday happiness, and learn the importance of knowing and using these concepts to improve your personal and professional life.

What topics will you cover?

  • Concept of happiness
  • Concept of quality of life
  • Characteristics of today’s societies
  • Social relations
  • Quality of life of places where people live and work
  • Children’s quality of life
  • Young people`s quality of life
  • Quality of life of adults
  • Quality of life of older adults

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify the differences between happiness and quality of life
  • Classify the places that improved your quality of life
  • Compare the characteristics of quality of life and happiness of different population groups
  • Interpret quality of life and happiness in different social contexts
  • Summarise the benefits of having a better quality of life
  • Apply happiness and quality of life concepts to your daily activities

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in the concepts of happiness and quality of life.

Who will you learn with?

Doctor Political Science-Social worker. Professor of Quality of Life and Methodology. Director Master in Social Sciences, Universidad de Palermo. Editor International Handbooks of Quality of Life.

Who developed the course?

Universidad de Palermo

The University of Palermo is recognised as being among the most innovative universities in the world.

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Available until 22 November 2021 at 23:59 (UTC). T&Cs apply.

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  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

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  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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