Disciplines

21st Century Skills for Healthcare Professionals

Organizing institution
HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht - Healthcare
Course code
D03
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 575.00
Level
Bachelor
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Nursing-, physiotherapy-, medicine- and allied healthcare workers must deal with the challenges of a continuously changing world. In this course students learn to work in an international multi-disciplinary team, acquire new skills (21st century skills) and will get familiar with the state-of-the-art in health-care technology. This in relation to global challenges of the 21st century health-care problems like lifestyle-related illnesses (diabetics, metabolic syndrome) and concepts of pain in biological, physical,  mental, social, nutricion, polyfarmacy in (inter)cultural context. We challenge students to experience elements of their own lifestyle and to combine this with their role as health-care professional. The interactive course includes visits to health care institutes and technology labs.

Nursing- physiotherapy-, medicine- and allied healthcare workers must deal with the challenges of a continuously changing word. In this changing world we are facing more and more complex diseases like diabetes, cardio-vasculair diseases, occurence of pain. The prevalence and incidence increase rapidly. More and more these diseases and conditions appear in combination to eachother. Approximately one patient with one kind of cardio-vascular disease has 3.8 other diseaes. This development require more complex competencies from healthcare workers.

Students will learn to work with universal topics like 21st century skills, (using the state-of-the-art technologies), leadership, nutricion, polyfarmacy and  intercultural competences, and to connect these to health topics like lifestyle, metabolic syndrome (obesity, diabetics) and concepts of pain.

In this inter-disciplinary working environment and intercultural context we challenge the students to experience elements of their own lifestyle and to combine this with their role as health care professional. The course is very interactive and includes visits to healthcare institutes and technology labs.

Course director

Drs. Edwin Hagenbeek RN

Target audience

Nurses , physiotherapists, medicine- and other allied healthcare related students.

Course aim

To prepare students for the healthcare challenges in the 21st century, by using new technologies and new perspectives in biological, mental and social way for global healthcare topics. Focussing on lifestyle, movement, nutricion, polyfarmacy and (inter)culural context.

Study load

Two week of lectures, workshops and visits (70 hours in total), self-study and prior to the course need to complete students get an assignment. At the end of the course there will be a final assignment.

Costs

Course fee
€ 575.00
Housing fee
€ 350.00

Housing through Utrecht Summer School

Application

Students from Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (HU) also must subscribe at HU Osiris-site to gain the 3 EC. Students from partner universities and HU students can get discount.

More information

e-mail course director: Edwin.hagenbeek@hu.nl

Registration

Application deadline: 01 June 2019