International Health: Welfare Technology and 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


Subject: International Health: Welfare Technology and Dementia

Duration: 2 weeks

Course period: 3 August – 14 August 2020

Study location: VIA University College, Aarhus City Campus, Aarhus Denmark

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.

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
  •     Bioanalysts
  •     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.

Course fee:

  • EU citizens = 3650 DKK (app. 490 EUR)
  • Non-EU citizens = 5650 DKK (app. 760 EUR)

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.

Application deadline: 1 April, 2020.

Location: VIA University College, Aarhus City Campus, Aarhus Denmark.

About the courses

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 interprofessional 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 dementiacare?
  • 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.

Go to our English website to find more general information and information about application.

Practical information
The course fee does not include food or accommodation expenses.
You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

VIA Summer School
Project Manager
Anna Kronborg Bell

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