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Reaching for the Stars - Health Care Education

Short-term programme of Health Care, 20 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services

Institution University College South Denmark
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 3 months
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4200 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Erasmus Yes


"Reaching for the stars - improving health care in a global perspective" is a three-month international course for students studying nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, biomedical laboratory science and midwifery.

The course consists of two supplementary parts: an interprofessional module (part one) followed by a module on health care sciences and health care practice including clinical studies within the overall theme of the course. (part two).

The interprofessional module (part one) will focus on different ways of improving health care, addressing three themes: welfare technology, safe and qualitybased health care, individual and cultural needs in health care,

The module on health care sciences and health care practice (part two) will be based on the knowledge and experiences gained from module one, focusing on the relation between health care research and health care practices.

The course will provide the students with skills, knowledge and experiences in order to increase their interculturel competences, their understanding of interprofessional approaches to health care and their critical, reflective and analytical approach to various health care issues in a global perspective.

Teaching and learning activities will be a combination of lectures, dialogue based teaching, self-directed learning, group work and individual studies under guidance.

Career opportunities

The short term programme is intended to be part of an education in nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, biomedical laboratory science or midwifery.


Students participating in the course must have obtained at least 120 credits (ECTS)
in health care studies (nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, biomedical laboratory science and midwifery).

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There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

Further information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System 

Spring 2017

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 06


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