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Inspiration, Iteration & Innovation @ Oulu, Finland @ Oulu University of Applied Sciences
Oct 11 @ 00:00 – Oct 13 @ 00:00

General outline of the workshop

The workshop will be three days practical experience about project based team working in higher education.
The workshop will include 48 hours innovation challenge, where participants will learn development methods in practice as well as a seminar about challenges and possibilities of bridging work-life and higher education. Innovation challenge will be done in interdisciplinary teams. The workshop will give a mini experience of the learning in interdisciplinary teams at Oamk LABs.


Optional Field Trip to Hailuoto October 14th (travelling on 13th)

Next to formal learning, informal learning is important part of the learning culture in Oamk LABs. Join the field trip to enjoy the nature, reflect with your colleagues, to develop your international network and enjoy time with other participants of the workshop. Fee 70€ including travelling, accommodation in hotel in twin rooms and a dinner.

What is Hailuoto?
Hailuoto is the largest island of the Gulf of Bothnia. Located in front of Oulu, Hailuoto is a Finnish national landscape,which have shaped the land uplift, wind, water and ice. The island’s distinctive atmosphere can be felt in the short visit. There is no bridge to the island. During the wintertime there might be road above the frozen sea. Other times of the year there is a ferry going between Hailuoto and mainland.


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Ethics in Community Based Student Projects: Exploring the Possibility of a Win-Win Situation @ Amsterdam @ Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Nov 15 @ 00:00 – Nov 17 @ 00:00

Ethics in Community Based Student Projects: Exploring the Possibility of a Win-Win Situation

This capacity building workshop will provide the opportunity to explore and discuss concepts of community based student projects, both in local and international settings. With trends in education focused on connecting students more to the communities around them during the studies, as well as providing international fieldwork experiences, it is important to consider the possible ethical impact of these community based projects. When is the project equally beneficial for the students’ learning, as well as for the communities intending to benefit from their work? How do we as educators develop and evaluate these projects to attempt to achieve this win-win situation? This seminar will explore this through unpacking the experiences and ethical and cultural dilemmas of three main stakeholders: students, educators and community hosts.


Aims of the workshop
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Engage in a critical discussion on the impacts of globalization on education and practice based learning
  • Understand and identify ethical dilemmas that can be present during community based student projects abroad and at home
  • Critically analyze their own projects through the perspectives of the different stakeholders involved
  • Identify key priorities at each stage of partnership for different stakeholders
  • Identify key success factors based on practice examples
  • Provide appropriate guidance to students who are engaging in community project work at home and abroad
  • Facilitate and develop sustainable and ethical partnerships with community partners for education


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Culture in healing – Healing in culture @ Budapest, Hungary @ Semmelweis University, Faculty of Health Sciences
Dec 13 @ 00:00 – Dec 15 @ 00:00

Culture in healing – Healing in culture
Intercultural conflicts in healthcare

Aims and rationale of the workshop
The quality of the relation connecting the health worker to the patient is an important element of the healing process. The cultural distance separating the two often creates an invisible bias producing unnecessary tensions, compromising successful patient- professional cooperation. Minorities and migrants are often cited as obvious examples of cultural otherness; it is less readily recognised that patients coming simply from different social contexts than that of the majority population might also pose problems to the medical system.


The aim of the seminar is: to introduce and discuss a method based on the work of French social psychologist Margalit Cohen- Emerique to increase self-consciousness and self-reflection of health professionals being able to cope with intercultural issues. A conceptional framework and important keys will be given to understand better cultural patterns different from theirs, in order to render their work more efficient and less contentious.


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IPPE (Interdisciplinary Programme on Palliative and End-of-Life care) @ Ghent, Belgium
Jan 15 all-day

The Programme ‘Interdisciplinary Programme on Palliative and end-of-life care’ has been developed in cooperation between 7 European Universities and UCONN, University of Connecticut, US. The opportunity of benefiting from the expertise of European and American universities and health care
services is definitely an unique chance to broaden the professional perspective and will be an eye-opener in working with other cultures. We are convinced that the possibility of meeting and studying with different international students will be an experience never to be forgotten.
In January 2018 the project will be organized in two parts: preparatory work and an Intensive Programme in Ghent, Belgium.
The exact date is not known as yet but will be adapted in due course.

In order to give you an idea of what this IPPE programme entails, you will find the IPPE Study guide and Welcome Letter from IPPE 2017.

IPPE Welcome letter 2017 Study guide 2017
Health 2020
Feb 4 all-day

In the programme HEALTH 2020 we focus on the exchange of ideas and experiences concerning health care issues. The contact programme is a combination of lectures, workshops, project work, site visits, assignments, group work and student presentations. Teachers and guest speakers from the clinical practice will work with the students during the different workshop and lectures.

Health 2020 will be organised in 2018.
The exact date is not known as yet but will be adapted in due course.

In order to give you an idea of what HEALTH 2020 entails, you will find the ‘Health 2020 Study guide’ and ‘Health 2020- Welcome letter’ from 2017 below.

Health 2020-Welcome letter Health 2020-Study Guide
Student conference 2018: Diversity and social inclusion (DiSI) @ Ghent, Belgium @ Arteveldehogeschool Ghent
Apr 16 – Apr 20 all-day

COHEHRE Student Conference 2018:
‘Diversity and Social Inclusion (DiSI)’


This student conference is part of the Annual conference organised by COHEHRE (Consortium of Institutes of Higher Education in Health and Rehabilitation in Europe). The network connects universities in the field of health care, rehabilitation and social work, and promotes interprofessional cooperation.

The organisation of the course consists of two modules. The expected outcomes of preparatory assignments (module) based on distance learning result in a 5-day intensive program with activities taking place in a multi-professional and multicultural context. The 2018 course is hosted at Arteveldehogeschool Ghent, Belgium.

This programme offers a unique opportunity for the student to meet with fellow students and teaching staff from different countries and professional backgrounds to listen, discuss and debate the issues around inclusion of the most vulnerable group of people in our societies.

Conference 2018: ‘Rapid change in health and social care: opportunities and threats @ Ghent, Belgium @ Arteveldehogeschool Ghent
Apr 18 – Apr 20 all-day

COHEHRE Conference Theme: ‘Rapid change in health and social care: opportunities and threats’



  1. Building resilience – this subtheme may include, but is not limited to, topics and discussion on the following e.g.
  • Migration and higher education, recognition of prior learning, cultural sensitivity
  • Migration in health and social services, vaccination, culturally safe care, social benefits
  • Preventing and coping with burnout of professionals
  • Emotional resilience
  • Social resilience


  1. Innovation and co-creation – this subtheme may include, but is not limited to, topics and discussion on the following e.g.
  • Technological innovations in health and social care
  • Innovative inter-professional cooperation in education
  • Innovative inter-professional research
  • Patient involvement in health and social care
  • Co-creation in service provision and health and social care research
  • Social innovations


  1. Developing Entrepreneurship – this subtheme may include, but is not limited to, topics and discussion on the following e.g.
  • Human centered design
  • Involvement of entrepreneurship in HE curricula
  • Business start-up experiences in health and social entrepreneurship
  • Transfer of entrepreneurial sills into ‘poorly resourced countries’
  • Quality assurance of entrepreneurship in health and social care

More info will follow soon…

Development, teaching & assessment of interprofessional competences @ Gent, Belgium @ Artevelde University College Ghent
May 7 all-day

Development, teaching & assessment of interprofessional competences



This seminar provides the opportunity to exploreand discuss concepts on coaching and supervisingstudents in interprofessional learning. Participants acquire tools and methods to effectively develop and implement courses, learning paths and assessment methods for interprofessional competences. They learn to evaluate and assure the quality of interprofessional courses in health and social care.



Academics from health & social care departments in higher education institutions (universities and university colleges), professional trainers and coaches in clinical settings.


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International Module on Paediatric Rehabiliation
Sep 9 all-day

This programme will be organised in 2018.
The exact date is not known as yet but will be adapted in due course.

In order to give you an idea of what ‘International Module on Paediatric Rehabiliation’ entails, you will find the manual from 2017 below.

Irrespective of the Bachelor and Master programmes currently offered in the participating institutions,
there was a need to develop and identify a dedicated interdisciplinary module dealing with a specialised
approach in Paediatric rehabilitation.

The students will experience issues of Paediatric Rehabilitation from the perspective of other
countries and cultures particularly those countries within the European Union. It is the purpose to
develop and exchange expertise, especially on the rehabilitation of children within the acute hospital
and inclusion in society.

The course focuses on interdisciplinary work. More and more professionalism and teamwork are
becoming extremely important. One of the main assumptions in this project is the use of an
interdisciplinary approach that reflects on cooperation between the different professions in health

In this way the module is not only focussing on the exchange of information, but also on the
teamwork in mixed interdisciplinary teams. Students and staff will especially appreciate this
approach as valuable.

This module on Paediatric Rehabilitation reflects the specific aims of the partners in extending the
internationalisation of students’ understanding in this area. The programme has an international
dimension aimed at broadening the knowledge of students beyond that, which is to be gained from
the academic programme at their home country.

It offers students the possibility to meet other students from different countries and to exchange
ideas in different professional fields within health care.

The students will foster a mutual respect of the views of others, through questioning stereotypes on
professions and cultures, and make sound judgements based on reliable information.

Manual 2017