Depression Management and Suicide Prevention

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Organizing institution
HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht - Healthcare
Course code
D23
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 600.00
Level
Bachelor
Our aim is to provide you with the latest evidence, knowledge and skills on the area of depression management and suicide prevention. Both are highly prevalent worldwide but they can be prevented and treated as long as multidisciplinary approach is fostered. In this summer school course we will address the holistic and evidence based modalities to prevent adverse incidents, foster harm reduction and increase the quality of life of patients and family having problems with mood disorders and/or self-destructive behaviour.

The Faculty of Health at the University of Applied Science provides a two-week summer school course: depression management and suicide prevention. You will have the privilege of working with students from 10 to 15 different countries at the university level from various disciplines such as psychology, medicine, sociology, biology, political science, nursing and para-medic. The lectures and workshops will be provided by a competent team of experts who carry decades of clinical experience in working with depression and suicide cases.

We will share our expertise in this area by using a variety of ways to integrate the following teaching methods: relevant scientific overviews by lectures, skill demonstrations, reflective exercises, working groups and student presentations. Therefore you are required to be present for at least 80% of all the lecture hours. On the last day of the course we will provide the certificate of attendance if the following criteria are met: evident active participation in reflective and skill exercises and an active and concrete contribution in the final sub group presentation. The final assignment will be agreed on, on the first day of the course. This assignment will either be focused on depression management and suicide prevention at a specific region in the world or a contribution to a specific discipline regarding the focus of this course. You will be provided with ICT facilities to get to this point and you can also rely on academic supervision during this process of working out your final working group presentation. In specific cases the presentations will be converted into draft articles to be submitted to an international peer reviewed journal. 

If this active participation and academic presentation are not met at the end of the course you will have to deliver a written academic essay about depression management and suicide prevention.

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Marlou de Kuiper

Lecturers

Roland van de Sande,  Marlou de Kuiper

Target audience

If you have a Bachelor or Master Degree and you are interested in depression management and/or Suicide prevention, either by profession or by personal experience, you are welcome to this course

Course aim

The participants will acquire knowledge and skills concerning:
- the latest evidence informed knowledge and skills around the area of depression management and suicide prevention.
- prevention and treatment possibilities for a multidisciplinary approach.
- holistic and evidence based modalities to prevent adverse incidents, foster harm reduction and increase the quality of life of patients and family having problems with mood disorders and /or self-destructive behaviour.

Study load

In an average day you have 4 hours of lecturing and interactive teaching and practice and 4 hours of self-study or workgroup to prepare your final assignment. A total of 80-100 hours

Costs

Course fee
€ 600.00
Housing fee
€ 350.00

Housing through Utrecht Summer School

the excursion is not included, it will cost around € 15,00 in travelling expenses

Application

we are going to travel by public transport on two days. It is wise to get a public transport card for your time in the Netherlands.

More information

Marlou de Kuiper
E: marlou.dekuiper@hu.nl
T: +31653228099

Registration

Application deadline: 01 June 2019