Netherlands, Utrecht

Health & Engineering

when 2 July 2012 - 13 July 2012
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 775

The domain of engineering is becoming an increasingly relevant player in health care and the promotion thereof. The importance of engineering for health is elucidated in this summer course, which has a specific focus on built environments and building services technologies, as well as aspects of human factors. Among the features treated in the summer course are the emergence of healing environments in hospital facilities, solutions that are provided through engineering to limit the risks of biological agents (Legionella, MRSA, vermin, house dust mites), and the impact of lighting and the thermal environment (temperature) of well-being and health of patients, nursing home residents and care professionals. Moreover, aspects of human factors are addressed, as engineering solutions are to be utilised by all occupants, including those with special needs. Proceedings within the domain of engineering are coupled to developments and transitions in health care. The aforementioned developments are the focus of this course, which consists of workshops, lectures and excursions. Our (inter)national speakers, who have a background in health and engineering, reflect the international character of the summer course.

Course leader

Prof. dr. Helianthe S.M. Kort

Target group

Dutch and international students (Bachelor level) and professionals with interest or experience in the domains of engineering and health care are the main target groups of this summer course.

Course aim

Enhancement of the knowledge in health and engineering through:
- Introduction in health and engineering
- Enhancement of state of the art knowledge

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 775: Course + course materials + housing


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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