INNOVATIVE ACTIVE LEARNING METHODOLOGIES APPLIED IN BACHELOR THESIS RELATED TO HEALTH AND AGING TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: IKASASUN-ODS PROJECT

One of the main axes of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda is to “transform the University into an institution that promotes sustainable development, inclusion and social commitment”. The aim of the present project is the integration of crosscutting competencies and social commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the bachelor thesis carried out by students from different degrees related to Health Sciences. Undergraduates from the Faculty of Medicine and Nursing and from the Faculty of Pharmacy will work cooperatively to develop their bachelor thesis; all related to the overall theme "Health and aging".

The following SDGs will be incorporated in the project:
SDG 3. Good health and Well-being. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
SDG 4. Quality Education. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

The proposed methodology will favour the development of transversal competences such as teamwork (through projects and cooperative learning) and social engagement (through inquiry/research-based learning), and will ensure the incorporation of several SDGs in the teaching curriculum. These competences are important for students to obtain a global and multidisciplinary vision of social needs, and as future professionals, to have the ability to transform social and health-related aspects.