Health majors at UCM will be able to choose from three separate programs related to health: Global Health & Quantified Self, Family Health & Family Care, or Healthy Ageing.
Students will receive up to 3 credits by completing Course Substitution forms prior to departure.
Global Health and Quantified SelfThe course Global Health & Quantified Self explores the aspects of globalisation and health that are linked to digital health and self-tracking. It is the first educational programme in the world to incorporate Quantified Self into an educational programme at a bachelor level.
The course focuses on trends in (digital) health (care) from a global perspective and explores the challenges that we, as health professionals, will face over the next 10 years. The summer school, with a view to the future, helps you to gain knowledge about prevention and self-management in health, which will be beneficial during your career
The three pillars within the programme are:
- Global Health, Globalisation, International Organisations & International Cooperation
- Culture and Health
- Digital Health and Quantified Self
Family Health & Family Care
Although healthcare professionals are important in caring for young families as well as the elderly, informal carers such as partners, family and neighbours or volunteers are providing most of the care to people in their day-to-day life.
In the summer school Family Health and Family Care you will learn, together with students from different disciplines, countries and cultures, about how to support patients and their families using a family-focused approach. The summer school is designed to provide the knowledge and insights that you need to implement the family-focused approach in your work setting.
Theory will be delivered by leading professors in the field of Family Care. The focus will be on providing knowledge but also on practicing new skills for family assessment, assessing family functioning and determining which family interventions are to be provided.
Healthy AgeingGrowing up and ageing in good health, that is what Heathy Ageing is about. It is not only the healthcare field which is involved with healthy aging, technological developments can also contribute to a healthy lifestyle in children, adults and seniors. By combining disciplines such as healthcare and new technology, the Healthy Ageing programme offers a new and innovative approach. Innovations include recent developments in the provision of health care, the growth of e-health (information and communication technology in health care) as well as in specialneeds or modular housing.
During the summer school you will investigate how people can age in a healthy way. From the beginning of the programme you will work in a multidisciplinary team on the project assignment within one of the four of the innovation labs Healthy Ageing. These assignments will come from external customers, which means that you will be working on real issues from practice.
Residence is included in the fees of this program. The students will be placed in off-campus housing provided by the university.
All UCM study abroad students are required to have insurance while abroad. UCM will provide students with travel insurance.
Costs and Tuition
The cost for this program is €1750 Euro (approximately $2014.25).** This program fee includes housing, bike rentals, social activities, books, and field visits.
*Dates are subject to change.
**Please note that airfare and meals are not included in this price. Refer to the budget sheet for this program for a detailed view of associated costs. All prices are estimates and subject to change. In addition, please note that those that were awarded the full-ride scholarship by the Honors College at UCM do not pay these fees.
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