International Health: Welfare Technology and Dementia

Dementia is a rapidly growing health problem in the population, and good measures are needed to tackle this rising issue. This summer school gives you great insight into how our healthcare technology system can help citizens with dementia better their overall well-being and quality of life. 


Summer School


4 weeks

Campus city

Aarhus C

Study start

31 July 2023

About the International Health summer school

  • Dates

    31 July - 25 August 2023


    English - please note that VIA University College requires students attending VIA Summer School to be fluent in English. All summer schools require 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.


    10 ECTS

    Academic level

    BA level


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

    The summer school is open to all students studying to become:
    Occupational therapists
    Psychomotor therapists
    Medical Laboratory Technologists
    Nutrition and health specialists

    Students must be at least 18 years old to apply.

    Maximum enrolment

    Maximum 50 participants. Students are accepted according to a first come, first served basis.

    Application deadline

    1 April 2023


    VIA University College, Campus Aarhus C, Ceresbyen 24, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

  • Content

    The theme of the international Health Summer School 2022 is how our health care technology system can assist the growing group of people suffering from dementia.
    The course deals with an inter-professional approach to the theme. You will deal with questions like:

    • How to implement person-centered 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.

    Learning outcomes 


    • Reflect on your own practice, as well as your profession’s duties and responsibilities, in an organisational, administrative and social perspective and as part of the wider health service


    • Use, assess and justify methods and described standards for quality assurance and enhancement


    • Independently participate in, and work with the development and implementation of, and disseminate knowledge of, new technologies in various contexts in cooperation with relevant target groups and other stakeholders
    • Independently take part in the development and implementation of creative and innovative solutions to activity problems
    • Demonstrate personal and professional responsibility, and keep up-to-date by identifying and understanding their own learning processes and developmental needs.

    Teaching style

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


    The exam is group based and consists of a written reflective paper and an oral group examination.
    The written reflective paper is not a part of the exam assessment. The examiner is internal and the exam takes place during the last week of the course. 

  • EU-citizens = 7.900 DKK
    Non-EU citizens = 12.800 DKK

    Please be aware that the above prices are estimated prices, and are subject to change. The final prices will be updated in the near future.

    Tuition waivers  

    Students from VIA, VIA's partner institutions abroad and other Danish institutions are eligible for tuition fee waivers for this course, if they can provide documentation for approval of credit transfer. 

    Course fee includes

    Classes and tuition
    Social programme including a number of different events
    Electronic graduation certificate

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

    Note: This course is offered as a part of the regular bachelor programmes. Seats available after allocating seats to credit-transfer students from VIA University College, Danish Higher Educational Institutions and partner institutions are offered under the Empty-place Scheme and the rules of Danish Open University. You must meet the admission requirements for the degree programme under which the course is offered. If you have any doubt or questions regarding this please do not hesitate to contact VIA Summer School.

  • Apply now

    Apply here

    For more information about the application process go to How to apply to Summer School.

    Contact us via email

    VIA Summer School


    Please note: If you are accepted, please wait for a final confirmation that the course will be held as a minimum number of students is required to run the course.

    Please do not enter any cost-commitments (such as visa applications, travel etc.) before you have received written confirmation from VIA Summer School that the course will be arranged, since VIA has no possibility to reimburse costs when courses are cancelled.

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