Netherlands, Utrecht

Health and Engineering

when 2 July 2018 - 12 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 905

The course Health and 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: 1. Health and Environment, 2. Well-being in care environment, 3. Comfort, Care and Lighting, 4. Acoustic and Health, 5. Design for Dementia Care, 6. Technology, ageing in place, E-Health, 7. E-Health and monitoring, 8. Technology at home, 9. Older people, Health and Technology

Health and Engineering logo The domain of engineering is becoming an increasingly relevant player in healthcare 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 healthcare. The aforementioned 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

Ir. Emelieke Huisman & Dr. Sigrid Vorrink

Target group

Dutch and international students (bachelor level) and professionals with interest on or experience in the domains of engineering and healthcare 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 905: Course + course materials
EUR 350: + housing


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

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