International Health: Welfare Technology and Dementia

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


Summer School


Cancelled in 2021

Campus city

Aarhus C

Study start

9 August 2021


The summer school course is cancelled summer 2021.

About the International Health study programme

  • Dates:

    Cancelled in 2021


    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.


    5 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:

    1 April 2021.


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


    The theme of the international Health Summer School 2021 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.

  • All students are required to pay tuition fee for this courses.


    EU-citizens = 3.800 DKK

    Non-EU citizens = 6.150 DKK

    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.

    Note: This course is offered under the act of Danish Open University. 
  • Use this form or contact us via the details below

    VIA Summer School
    +45 87553983

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