Netherlands, Utrecht (NL)

Health and Engineering

when 6 July 2015 - 17 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 895

The course Health & Engineering has a specific focus on built environments and building services technologies, as well as aspects of human factors. Furthermore, the latest developments trends and innovations in the field of technology in the home or care environment will be treated in this course. The following themes will be discussed in detail.

• Health & Environment
• Wellbeing in care environment
• Comfort, Care and Lighting
• Acoustic and Health
• Design for Dementia Care
• Technology, ageing in place, eHealth
• E-Health and monitoring
• Technology at home
• Older people, Health and Technology

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 acoustic and 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 afore mentioned 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

Course Director: Prof.dr. Helianthe S.M. Kort
Course leader: ir. Emelieke Huisman

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
- Excursions and assignments

Credits info

3 EC
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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