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.
Housing through Utrecht Summer School
the excursion is not included, it will cost around € 15,00 in travelling expenses
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.