Summerschool students sitting on stairs

How can our health care technology system
assist the growing group of people suffering
from dementia?

International Health: Welfare Technology and Dementia

Summer School

Get a unique chance to collaborate with other professions. The programme includes theory and visits to elder care centres which are at the forefront of using health- and welfare technologies.

About the programme

  • Facts and information

    Subject: Welfare Technology and Dementia

    Duration: 2 weeks

    Dates: 3 August– 14 August 2020

    Language: English - please note that VIA University College requires students attending VIA Summer School to be fluent in English. All summer schools requires active participation both orally and in writing. This means students must have an English level of at least B2 (CEFR scale) upon arrival. You can find more information about language requirements here.

    Credits: Equivalent to 5 ECTS.

    Academic level: Bachelor level

    Prerequisites: You must be a student in a health-related programme that is at bachelor’s level or above.

    The summer school is open to all students studying to become:

    • Nurses
    • Occupational therapists
    • Physiotherapists
    • Psychomotor therapists
    • Medical Laboratory Technologists
    • Radiographers
    • Midwives
    • Nutrition and health specialists

    Previously students from engineering and doctor programmes have also participated in the International Health Summer School. Contact us for more information.

    Students must be at least 18 years old to apply.

    Maximum enrolment: Maximum 50 participants. If there are more eligible applicants than available places, they will be distributed according to first-come, first served basis.

    Housing: VIA Summer School offers housing service. Read more here.

    Application deadline: 1 April 2020.
    Location: VIA University College, Campus Aarhus C, Ceresbyen 24, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark


  • Content

    You will be taught by some of the most gifted researchers in health care and welfare technology and will get a chance to get out of the classroom and experience the Danish welfare system.

    The theme of the international Health Summer School 2018 is how our health care technology system can assist the growing group of people suffering from dementia.

    Throughout the course there is an inter-professional approach to the theme. You will deal with questions like:

    • How to implement person centred care in your professional work?
    • What kind of psychosocial interventions is used in dementia care?
    • How can health and welfare technology help people with dementia maintain autonomy in their lives? What are the benefits and
      disadvantages for the individual citizen?
    • When is health technology ethically acceptable?

    The final programme and topics for each day will be send to participants before the course starts.

    Teaching style

    The programme includes both theoretical presentations on campus and visits to elder care centres and hospitals.

    Your learning process will be supported by teambuilding, reflection groups, and presentations in workshops.

    Participation will give you access to professional input, new networks and an appreciation of  the varying perspectives that result from cultural differences.

  • Tuition and fees

    Accommodation, meals, insurance, visa and travelling expenses are not included in the fee

    EU-citizens = 3650 DKK (app. 490 EUR)

    Non-EU citizens = 5650 DKK (app. 760 EUR)

    Discount and fee-waivers

    Five students from VIA's health science programmes can receive a tuition fee waiver. There is a limit on 3 students from the same degree programme. Further students from the same degree programme can be signed up on a waiting list in case any others cancel their participation.

    Please contact VIA Summer School to learn more about possibilities for discount and tuition fee waivers for this course.


    Course fee includes

    Classes and tuition
    Social programme including welcome and farewell events (we organise 2-3 events pr. week)
    Goodie bag with a map of Aarhus, a water bottle and a pen
    Personalised graduation certificate

    Accommodation, meals (food and drink), insurance, visa and travelling expenses to and from Denmark are not included in the fee.

    VIA Summer School offers housing service. Read more here.

    This course is offered under the act of Danish Open University.

  • Contact

    You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

    Use this form or contact us via the details below

    VIA University College

    Anna Kronborg Bell

    Project Manager

    VIA Summer School

    +45 87551505

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