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.
Study guide 2019
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
Flyer Urban Health
On behalf of the Centre for Planning and Evaluation of Social Services (ZPE), University of Siegen and the European Association of Services Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) We are pleased to invite you to take part in the 2019 Joint Research Forum of the “European research platform for inclusive community planning and service development for people with disabilities (EURECO), taking place in Brussels on 25-26 March 2019.
EURECO is an initiative of ZPE, University of Siegen and EASPD aimed at bringing research and practice together for more innovative research on inclusive community development.
The forum will welcome representatives of European research institutions working in the fields of disability, community planning and inclusive services, as well as other experts and representatives of disability service providers.
Participate as speaker
As usual, participants of the EURECO Research Forum will be actively involved in the meeting. You are invited to participate in discussions or share your ideas, findings, updates in the Open Mic session one Day 2. Please let me know as soon as possible if you think you have something important and relevant to share with all of us!
Enclosed you find:
- Preliminary programme of the research forum
North Rhine-Westphalia State Representation, Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
The participants of the Forum are invited to a networking dinner prior to the meeting, on March 25, 2019 at 19.00. Venue to be confirmed.
Participation in the forum as well as in the networking dinner is free of charge.
Travel and accommodation
Participants are responsible for arranging and covering travel & accommodation. Limited budget is available for covering travel costs, excluding accommodation, (in exceptional cases) that cannot be reimbursed otherwise.
As the maximum number of participants is limited, the registration is on first come first served basis.
To register follow this link https://goo.gl/CEYvnE
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.
MINOR APPLIED POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
In this international minor we will look at the scientific knowledge on happiness and wellbeing and at the factors that lead to a sense of wellbeing, meaning and connection. Based on this knowledge we will look further into and develop interventions that can help individuals, organizations, communities and society at large to flourish.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life’
When being asked the question what do you want most out of life, people from all over the world answer: to be happy! But despite decades of economic growth we are no happier now than sixty years ago. What is happiness and do we really know what makes us happy? Do we give happiness enough priority? Can we influence our own happiness and the happiness of others and how? These (and more) questions are being asked and answered by positive psychologists all over the world and will be addressed in the minor Applied Positive Psychology.
What is Positive Psychology?
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of wellbeing and human flourishing. This new branch on the psychology tree was founded in 2000 by Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. They were not happy about traditional psychology’s emphasis on what is wrong and on weaknesses. Psychology should also look at what is right and at strengths of people. Since then psychologists all over the world started to study happiness, wellbeing and the good life. According to Seligman we can indeed influence our own happiness by changing our actions and by making the right choices. We can flourish individually and together through experiencing positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishment (PERMA model of wellbeing, 2011).
Is Applied Positive Psychology a minor for you?
Are you interested in psychology in general and in focussing on solutions and human strengths? Are you interested in why we do the things we do and in how we can change our thoughts and behaviour to become happier? Are you interested in helping people, organizations and communities to flourish and become their ‘best possible self’? Are you interested in studying in a multi-cultural community, then you will like this minor!!
Do you want to know more about this exchange programme?
Annemiek Sinnema, coördinator minor Applied Positive Psychology (School of Social Studies) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
More info can be found on the website and flyer:Website Minor Applied Positive Psychology flyer