Netherlands, Utrecht

The New Utrecht School: Interdisciplinary Learning in Medicine, the Arts and Humanities

when 2 July 2018 - 6 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 550

This summer school is organized in collaboration between the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Medicine of Utrecht University. To adequately empower future generations of students interested in health and illness to acquire novel insights and the necessary skills for the 21st century, a structural dialogue between medicine, the arts and humanities is much needed. The course is specifically aimed at master and PhD-students in these fields looking for new perspectives beyond their own disciplines. In order to promote interdisciplinary learning, renowned medical specialists, artists and humanities scholars will lead theory-based lectures, interactive workshops and museum visits.

How should we envision the future of healthcare, in practical as well as conceptual terms? It is clear that, on the one hand, recent technological developments in artificial intelligence, big data analysis, genome-sequencing, robotics and machine-learning constitute fundamental challenges to the traditional paradigms of medical science and practice. On the other hand, important new theoretical questions are being raised in emerging research fields such as narrative medicine, the philosophy of psychiatry, and the phenomenology of patient-experiences. A compelling means to address healthcare’s present-day conceptual challenges is through innovative, interdisciplinary research projects and educational frameworks. Clearly, the health-professions of the future will demand a whole new range of communicative, reflective, observational, ethical and philosophical skills to enable truly effective person-centered care.

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Course leader

Stefan van Geelen

Credits info

1.5 EC
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 550: Course + course materials
EUR 200: Housing

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