Student international week
Health and Social Care perspectives of refuge and migration in Europe
The purpose of the international week is to explore issues of migration and refuge that are relevant to existing social and political situations within Europe, and to do this within a frame that seeks to make more porous and critically challenge the traditional divides between self and others.
The programme aims to equip students with knowledge that will assist them, as trainee health and social care professionals, to work compassionately with refugees and those seeking asylum.
It is premised on the principle of ethical relationship: to encourage students to consider how to ‘experience with’, rather than ‘do to’, and to critically reflect on their own values as individuals and future professionals, working within a local, national and international socio-political context.
Areas of attention that will be focused upon within the event are:
– policies and politics;
– physical, psychological and social wellbeing;
– identity and belonging;
– working as health and social care professionals within this context.
A particular focus is on understanding common human needs experienced by self and others, and to consider how the socio-political context can affect ability to meet needs in particular:
– Basic physiological needs such as food, drink, shelter, clothing, warmth sleep;
– Safety needs such as protection from the elements, security, sense of stability, freedom from fear;
– Love and belonging needs, needs for relations with others, friendship, intimacy, trust, acceptance, giving and receiving of affection and love,
being part of a group;
– Esteem needs, including self-esteem linked to feelings of dignity, achievement, mastery, and the need to be esteemed or valued by others,
have respect from others, be seen as someone with status, prestige.
As part of the event participants will undertake insight visits to organisations within Derby that work with and/or on behalf of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
We would need to know which Universities are interested in sending their own students before anyone books on via the link detailed below, together with an institutional academic contact.
The event will this year be free of charge, however, participants will need to arrange and cover costs associated with travel, accommodation, and meals. Links to accommodation options are included on the event website.
We would be grateful if you would invite students that are either in the second year of undergraduate study or above this level.
All students will need to enrol (as this is a standard University requirement) nearer to the event – the booking site will only reserve their place in the first instance.
It would be useful to know in advance as to whether any institutions anticipate as to whether your students will submit the summative assessment after the event (in order to be awarded with the 5 ECTS credits directly from the University of Derby).
International Winter School
Challenges in Interprofessional Health and Social Services
A cooperation between the ZHAW School of Health Professions, the ZHAW School of Social Work, the INUAS and the COHEHRE network.
We offer a unique opportunity to meet Swiss and otherinternational students to discuss similarities and differences when collaborating interprofessionally within the health and social system. Together, students of health professions and social work learn during role plays, study visits and interactivelectures about working together in interprofessional teams,about different health and social systems or how to sensiblyact with clients from different cultures. At the same time, the beauty of the Swiss Winter Mountains is only a short travel away.
The courses we offer are:
1.Counseling (German; interprofessional)
2.Crisis and Coping (German; interprofessional)
3.Interprofessional Collaboration (German; interprofessional)
4.Diversity in Health Professions (English; interprofessional)
5.Study Visits to Swiss Health and Social Care Institutions (English; interprofessional)
6.Professional Identity and its Visibility (English – 1x only Occupational Therapy, 1x interprofessional)
7.Health in demanding settings (English, NEW COURSE)
Target group: All students of Health related Study Programs and Social Work Programs (Bachelor or Master)
Dates: 7 January to 1 February 2019
Duration of stay: flexible from 1 up to 4 weeks
Detailed description of courses and additional information:
-Flyer for your Website or to print: Information about the schedule of the four Winter School weeks, accommodation, costs etc.
-Detailed descriptions of the courses will be sent out upon request
Preliminary allocation of places:
-Bilateral Partners of ZHAW School of Health Professions or ZHAW School of Social Work: 3 students per partner-study-program. Within one institution, free places of one study program can be given to another.
-Other institutions: 3 students per institution.
-If you have more students being interested, we will put them on a waiting list. Normally, we have enough free places to accommodate all waiting list students.
Please send us a list of interested participants via Email latest by the end of September 2018 to email@example.com to be able to inform about free places early October.
-After nomination, students have to register online until 15 October 2018 at zhaw.ch/health/winterschool/registration.
Registration opens 1 July 2018.
-Early nomination and registration will increase the chances that students can be placed in the course(s) of their choice.
… are most welcome! But you can also send only students. If you are interested to contribute to the teaching, please contact Andrea Tamas as soon as possible (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A limited amount of incoming teachers from European partner institutions can be funded via the Swiss-European Mobility Program. We expect to be able to fund one teacher per partner institution.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
More details will follow soon…
International week 2019 – Challenge your borders (too)
This year, International Week 2019 will be held from 4 to 8 February 2019 at the HAN campus in Nijmegen. The aim of the International Week is sharing experiences, practices and knowledge between students and lecturers in the international context of Health and Social Work. This year’s general theme is Challenge your borders too: health and Social Work in international perspective. The main target group of the International Week are second year students of the Bachelor programmes of the Faculty of Health and Social Studies. The International Week provides students and lecturers the opportunity to meet international colleagues and discuss the latest developments in the field and in education.
International student program: Urban Exploration
This programme will be organized next to the annual International Week in Nijmegen. The programme aims to enhance awareness of different kinds of public health issues. Subjects will be studied and adapted both from an European perspective and from the the context of the hosting country. Students will be divided over several neighborhoods of Nijmegen. Social structure and public health care will be studied through visits of health care organizations and interviews with local health care professionals an citizens.
Participants need to be nominated by their university. Please contact your local international coordinator. After nomination, student need to register at: Suzanne.Koning@han.nl
Registrations opens at 1 October and closes 15 December
Cost and accommodation
Application fee: free
International student program: Urban Exploration:
Included: social program and field trips
– Accommodation, for example couch surfing or a youth hostel
– Meals not included in (social) program
– Transportation to airport: €40,- return by train
Monday: Welcome Reception
Tuesday: City walk and Dinner
Thursday: Party in city center
Nijmegen is a municipality and a city in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is situated on the Waal river, close to the German border. Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands
More information will follow soon…
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences kindly invites international students and teachers to join an inter-professional study group at the School of Healthcare Studies during the international week Urban Health. This one-week program runs twice a year.
“We are at an unprecedented moment in human development as the greatest migration in history unfolds around us. Less than a decade ago a majority of humankind still lived in the countryside, yet today a clear majority live in urban areas. In 2030, 60% of all people will reside in cities, proportionally twice that of 1950. For most of us from now on, life and death will be an urban aff air.
The global community was not only waking up to this new demographic reality and the consequent implications for health, society, and economic and political aff airs, but also to a host of new opportunities as humans shape and are shaped by an urban future.”
(World Health Organization, 2016)
During this international week you are challenged to think ahead and fi nd some opportunities for making a difference in the health situation of urban citizens, both in Rotterdam and in other European cities. This intensive, inter-professional and international week provides you with a program aimed at developing your competences as an urban health professional. We hope this programme inspires you to help creating more equity and better health conditions for urban citizens in many diff erent cities around the world.
ECTS: 2 ECTS / 3 ECTS with preparatory assignment
WHO: Second or third year students from healthcare (technology) or social care studies
COSTS: € 60,- for incoming students, including public transport (Mo-Fri) and two dinners
Flyer Urban Health
More info will follow soon…
COHEHRE Conference 2019
Integrated care: New trends in higher education and research
1.Empowerment of service users and providers
Empowering staff and students
Interdisciplinary cooperation and collaboration in education
Service user care pathways
Actual and virtual communities of practice
Creating healthy working environments
2.Ethical and legal challenges
Sharing service user records
Service user autonomy and choice
3.Ehealth, learning and upcoming technologies
Flow of information and coordination of care from acute to community settings to promote person centred care
COHEHRE Staff Theme & Subthemes 2019
Abstract Submission 2019
IV International Conference on Health Research:
responding to the changing world
The IV International Conference on Health Research: responding to the changing world aims to focus on research responses to the rapid changes at the global level, based on political, social, cultural, educational and economic transformations that influence health. It also provides an opportunity for academics and professionals from different health areas to bridge knowledge and promote interest in health care research and development. This conference will take place at the Portuguese Red Cross Northern Health School, on April 10, 11 and 12, 2019. Evidence-based practice in health is extremely important for a safe care, adequate and scientifically valid practice. All health processes and procedures must be properly contextualized, consistent and rigorous so that they are valid and recognized by the scientific and global community. The challenge is to build an innovative response in global health, health education, family and community health, responses to health / disease processes, health information systems and technologies, virtual reality and simulation. Following previous editions we intend to promote collaboration of excellency between academics and practicionners from the various health disciplines in the creation of research networks.
Are you looking for:
1) sharing research results;
2) possibility to publication your works;
3) networking with international researchers;
4) workshops that will give you practical experience about iterative learning in higher education: innovative methodologies.
Look no further, don’t miss out and enrol before the 28th of February !
Nature and Adventure Promoting Wellbeing
How could we empower our clients to gain meaningful experiences supporting wellbeing?
What is the importance of knowing myself as a reflective practitioner?
Where can I find tools understanding deeper and being able to use possibilities of our environment?
Nature and Adventure Promoting Wellbeing is a course for all students of social and health care interested about empowering experiences supporting wellbeing. During the course you will gain new professional competencies, but also learn a lot of yourself, your own values and relation towards nature and natural environment.
220€ (early bird)
300€ (normal) for students of COHEHRE member institution
Including: teaching, teaching materials, lunches, 3x dinner, accommodation for 4 (22.-25.5.) nights
The course consist of pretask and an intensive phase in Finland at the end of May 2019.