Netherlands, Utrecht

21st Century Skills for Healthcare Professionals

when 1 June 2019 - 8 July 2019
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 575

Nursing-, physiotherapy-, medicine- and allied healthcare workers must deal with the challenges of a continuously changing world. In this course students learn to work in an international multi-disciplinary team, acquire new skills (21st century skills) and will get familiar with the state-of-the-art in health-care technology. This in relation to global challenges of the 21st century health-care problems like lifestyle-related illnesses (diabetics, metabolic syndrome) and concepts of pain in biological, physical,  mental, social, nutricion, polyfarmacy in (inter)cultural context. We challenge students to experience elements of their own lifestyle and to combine this with their role as health-care professional. The interactive course includes visits to health care institutes and technology labs.

Nursing- physiotherapy-, medicine- and allied healthcare workers must deal with the challenges of a continuously changing word. In this changing world we are facing more and more complex diseases like diabetes, cardio-vasculair diseases, occurence of pain. The prevalence and incidence increase rapidly. More and more these diseases and conditions appear in combination to eachother. Approximately one patient with one kind of cardio-vascular disease has 3.8 other diseaes. This development require more complex competencies from healthcare workers.
Students will learn to work with universal topics like 21st century skills, (using the state-of-the-art technologies), leadership, nutricion, polyfarmacy and  intercultural competences, and to connect these to health topics like lifestyle, metabolic syndrome (obesity, diabetics) and concepts of pain.
In this inter-disciplinary working environment and intercultural context we challenge the students to experience elements of their own lifestyle and to combine this with their role as health care professional. The course is very interactive and includes visits to healthcare institutes and technology labs.

Course leader

Drs. Edwin Hagenbeek RN

Target group

Nurses , physiotherapists, medicine- and other allied healthcare related students.

Course aim

To prepare students for the healthcare challenges in the 21st century, by using new technologies and new perspectives in biological, mental and social way for global healthcare topics. Focussing on lifestyle, movement, nutricion, polyfarmacy and (inter)culural context.

Fee info

EUR 575: Course fee
EUR 350: Housing fee

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