Netherlands, Utrecht (NL)

Multi Professional Cooperation in Stroke Management

when 6 July 2015 - 17 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 895

During this summerschool you will work in multi disciplinary groups (f.e. medicine, nursing, physiotherapy and speech-language therapy). You will start from your own profession and your knowledge about diagnosis and treatment of the problems of patients after stroke. Then you learn how to prepare and participate in multidisciplinary discussions and interactions. You will enlarge your knowledge about stroke and about other professions involved. For this aim we use the ICF-system . You will also learn how to give a presentation.

Multiprofessional cooperation becomes increasingly important in the healthcare sector. Effective coordination and collaboration amongst practitioners is vital to the delivery of good care to patients with a complex pattern of symptoms. In the future more patients will suffer from chronic, and in many cases complex, illnesses. So, cooperation between professionals is going to become more and more necessary.

This course creates a learning situation in which multiprofessional cooperation can be practised by students from different faculties and subjects, working together on the same cases – especially, the treatment of patients after stroke (cerebral vascular accident, CVA).

The aim of the course is to familiarise students with the preparation and conduct of multiprofessional or multidisciplinary interaction with a view to producing a treatment or care plan. We use the ICF-model (International classification of functioning, disability and health, for this. Next to these MDI’s students learn how to give a presentation.

Students will learn not just to look beyond the boundaries of their own profession, but even across national borders, as the course takes the form of a summerschool and is open to international participants.

During the summerschool we follow the natural course of stroke, from the acute phase, rehabilitation phase till the chronic phase. A lot of professionals, who daily work with stroke patients, share their experiences with the students in lectures and workshops. We will visit a hospital or rehab centre, talk to stroke survivors, and use a lot of different cases (mostly on video).

Before the summerschool starts, students need to do some prepatory assignments. To guarantee the multidisciplinary aspect of the course we will make a selection. Your written down motivation will help us in making a selection.

Course leader

Evelijn Raven-Takken, MSc

Target group

Students in the second, third of forth year of the study in the field of Cesar Therapy, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social work or Speech-Language Therapy with special interest in Multiprofessional Care and/or Neurology

Course aim

One competency is central: the ability to prepare, conduct and evaluate multidisciplinary interaction (MDI ). That should result in:
1. a multiprofessional assessment or treatment plan;
2. a coherent referrals policy within the care chain

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 895: Course + course materials + housing

Will you attend a course on Healthcare or Life Science? As a student of Utrecht Summer School, you'll receive a 30% discount on all courses of Elevate Health, the online academy founded by Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht. Elevate offers a broad curriculum of interactive online courses in the field of medical and veterinary sciences. After confirmation and payment of your Summer School course, you'll automatically receive your personal discount code to enroll in your Elevate course. Please visit the Elevate website to see the complete course overview.
EUR 555: Course + course materials


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

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