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International Health: Welfare Technology and Dementia

Summer School of , 5 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Aarhus C
Duration 10 days
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 760 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 490 EUR
Dates: 2 August - 13 August 2021 (subject to change)
Language: English - please note that VIA University College requires students attending VIA Summer School to be fluent in English. All summer schools requires active particpation both orally and in writing. This means students must have an English level of at least B2 (CEFR scale) upon arrival. You can find more information about language requirements here.
Academic level: Bachelor level
Prerequisites: You must be a student in a health-related programme that is at bachelor’s level or above.The summer school is open to all students studying to become:
  • Nurses
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychomotor therapists
  • Bioanalysts
  • Radiographers
  • Midwives
  • Nutrition and health specialists
Previously students from engineering and doctor programmes have also participated in the International Health Summer School.  Contact us for more information.
Maximum enrolment: Maximum 50 participants. If there are more eligible applicants than available places, they will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis
Application deadline: 1 April, 2021.
Location:  VIA University College, Aarhus City Campus, Aarhus Denmark

The theme of the international Health Summer School 2020 is how our health care technology system can assist the growing group of people suffering from dementia.Throughout the course there is an inter-professional approach to the theme. You will deal with questions like:
  • How to implement person-centered care in your professional work?
  • What kind of psychosocial interventions is used in dementia care?
  • How can health and welfare technology help people with dementia maintain autonomy in their lives? What are the benefits and
    disadvantages for the individual citizen?
  • When is health technology ethically acceptable?
The final programme and topics for each day will be send to participants before the course starts. 

Teaching style
The programme includes both theoretical presentations on campus and visits to elder care centres and hospitals.Your learning process will be supported by team building, reflection groups, and presentations in workshops.Participation will give you access to professional input, new networks and an appreciation of  the varying perspectives that result from cultural differences.

In afternoon and evenings, VIA Summer School will arrange a variety of social and cultural events to expand your knowledge of Denmark and the other participants at the VIA Summer School courses. You can decide for yourself the extent to wish you want to participate in these activities.


You can find a link to our application via our website.

You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

VIA University College
Anna Kronborg Bell
Project Manager
VIA Summer School

Tuition (subject to change)

EU-citizens = 3650 DKK (app. 490 EUR)

Non-EU citizens = 5650 DKK (app. 760 EUR)

Please contact VIA Summer School to learn more about possibilities for discounts on this course.

Course fee includes:
Classes and tuition
Social programme including welcome and farewell events (we organise 2-3 events pr. week)
Goodie bag with a map of Aarhus, a water bottle and a pen
Personalised graduation certificate

Accommodation, meals (food and drink), insurance, visa and travelling expenses to and from Denmark are not included in the fee.

Dates and prices are subject to change.

This course is offered under the act of Danish Open University.

2 August - 13 August 2021

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Aug 02

Campus Aarhus C


Campus Aarhus C is a totally new and modern campus with many specialties and a wide variety of international and Danish-language programmes. The Campus is 46,000 squaremeters divided in 5 buildings, each with 4-6 floors.
The buildings display innovative and playful architecture and has been awarded with an architectural prize as one of the 3 best and most beautiful new constructions in Aarhus. Facilities include roof-top running track and basket ball court, spacious and bright classrooms and auditoriums, canteen and student cafe and bar.
Campus Aarhus C is located in the center of Aarhus - the second largest city in Denmark with approximately 320.000 inhabitants.

Campus Aarhus C offers programmes in Danish within the fields of teaching, social education, social work, construction, engineering, business and management as well as programmes taught and conducted in English within architecture, technology, engineering, business and management. In addition, Campus C is host to a nimber of VIA's Summer School programmes.

  • Students: 6.300
  • International students: 630
  • Employees: 430
Read more about Campus C here.

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