Netherlands, Utrecht

Multi Professional Cooperation in Stroke Management

when 31 May 2019 - 8 July 2019
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 600

In this summer school you work in multidisciplinary groups (e.g. medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, psychology, physiotherapy and speech-language therapy). You will start from your own profession and knowledge about diagnosis and treatment of the problems of patients after stroke. Then you learn how to prepare and participate in multidisciplinary discussions and rounds. You enlarge your knowledge about stroke and other professions. For this we use the the ICF-system (International classification of functioning, disability and health, www.who.int). Before the start of the Summer School you will do up to 60 hours of prepatory assignments.

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 multi professional cooperation can be practiced 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 multi professional or multidisciplinary round with a view to producing a treatment or care plan. We use the ICF-model (International classification of functioning, disability and health, www.who.int) for this. Next to these multi disciplinary rounds 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 summer school and is open to international participants.

During the summer school we follow the natural course of stroke, from the acute phase, rehabilitation phase till the chronic phase. A lot of professionals, who work daily 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 summer school starts, students need to do some preparatory 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.
Please note: As most of the assignments are done in groups, performance on the course will be evaluated by pass/fail, which can be translated to C /D for international students. Marks >C cannot be obtained.

Course leader

Evelijn Raven-Takken, MSc

Target group

Students in at least the second year of their study in the field of Cesar Therapy, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Social work or Speech-Language Pathology

Course aim

The central question is: what information do I need from other professionals for my treatment, and what information do other professionals need from me for their treatment?
One competency is central: the ability to prepare, conduct and evaluate multi disciplinary rounds.
That should result in:
1. a multi professional assessment or treatment plan;
2. a coherent referrals policy within the care chain

Fee info

EUR 600: Course fee
EUR 350: Housing fee

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