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International Health: Welfare Technology and Dementia

Summer School of Welfare Technology and Dementia, 10 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Aarhus C
Duration 4 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1667 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 1035 EUR
Language: English - please note that VIA University College requires students attending VIA Summer School to be fluent in English. All summer schools requires active particpation 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.
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.
Maximum enrolment: Maximum 50 participants. If there are more eligible applicants than available places, they will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis.

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.

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.

You can find a link to our application via our website.
You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

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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.

Dates and prices are subject to change.

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.

1 August - 26 August 2022

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Aug 01

Campus Aarhus C


Campus Aarhus C is a totally new and modern campus with many specialties and a wide variety of international and Danish-language programmes. The Campus is 46,000 squaremeters divided in 5 buildings, each with 4-6 floors.
The buildings display innovative and playful architecture and has been awarded with an architectural prize as one of the 3 best and most beautiful new constructions in Aarhus. Facilities include roof-top running track and basket ball court, spacious and bright classrooms and auditoriums, canteen and student cafe and bar.
Campus Aarhus C is located in the center of Aarhus - the second largest city in Denmark with approximately 320.000 inhabitants.

Campus Aarhus C offers programmes in Danish within the fields of teaching, social education, social work, construction, engineering, business and management as well as programmes taught and conducted in English within architecture, technology, engineering, business and management. In addition, Campus C is host to a nimber of VIA's Summer School programmes.

  • Students: 6.300
  • International students: 630
  • Employees: 430
Read more about Campus C here.
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