International Health: Welfare Technology and Dementia

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


Summer School


4 weeks

Campus city

Aarhus C

Study start


About the International Health study programme

  • Dates:

    1 August - 26 August 2022


    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.


    10 ECTS

    Academic level:

    BA level


    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:
    Occupational therapists
    Psychomotor therapists
    Medical Laboratory Technologists
    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.

    Application deadline:

    The application portal is now closed.


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


    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.
    Throughout the course there is 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.

  • EU-citizens = 7.700 DKK
    Non-EU citizens = 12.400 DKK

    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 welcome and farewell events (we organise 2-3 events pr. week)

    Goodie bag

    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

    The application portal is now closed. 

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

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