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
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 you during the different workshop and lectures. The students work in two projects on active ageing and developing imagination with children of a mainstream school.
Keywords: public health, professional identity, mental health, active ageing, primary community health care, innovation within health care.
Culture in Healing – Healing in Culture
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.
Aim of the seminar:
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.
Flyer Culture in Healing 2019
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
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COHEHRE Student conference 2019
Diversity and Social inclusion (DiSI)
Diversity and Social Inclusion is a program of study aimed at enhancing awareness of different kinds of social inequalities rooted in many different ways of diversity in our contemporary societies, including those related to digital poverty and the usage of innovative technologies in health care.
It will support the development of core competences in future educators, health care professionals and social workers with the help of an already piloted interdisciplinary model (ICIC) based on blended learning approach.
This model could improve the sensibility to differences in cultural, socio-economic and health status, and the unequal distribution of social resources.
The organisation of the course consists of two modules. The expected outcomes of a preparatory assignment (module 1) based on distance learning will result in a 5-day intensive program (module 2) with activities taking place in a multi-professional and multicultural context in Vic, Spain.
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 !
From disability into ability: experience based learning in real context
This course is aimed at students from undergraduate programmes of health and social sciences, who are interested in exploring their potential, as future professionals, to enhance the abilities of people in different circumstances.
It is an opportunity to, with real client groups, develop your own competences in transforming disadvantages into advantages and create a more equal society.
Summer school: Health, Social studies and Sports
Looking for something different next summer? Want to explore new topics with international classmates? To discover the Dutch approach to issues facing society today? Join the Summer School in Health, Social Studies and Sports.
About the Summer School
This Summer School offers 8 one-week courses in the fields of health, social studies and sports. Interested in just 1 course? No problem. Join us for 1 week of hands-on learning and fun. Want to sign up for 2 or even 3 courses?
Even better! Each course leads to 2 ECTS credits and includes a field trip.
The courses in this Summer School are open to all students.
So you don’t have to be studying in that field to join up.
In fact, that is what makes this Summer School so special.
The opportunity to step into unknown territory: a truly rewarding experience.
Social activities? We’ve got that covered too. Next to your studies, you can join in with lots of fun, social and cultural activities. Like visiting Amsterdam for the weekend.
This way you learn more about the Netherlands and Dutch culture while you’re here!
Summer School Website Summer School flyer
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.