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International Health: Welfare Technology and Dementia Program

denmark

Program Details

You will be taught by some of the most gifted researchers in health care and welfare technology and will get a chance to get out of the classroom and experience the Danish welfare system. The theme of the International Health Summer School 2021 is how our health care technology system can assist the growing group of people suffering from dementia.

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Highlights

The program includes both theoretical presentations on campus and visits to elder care centres and hospitals. Your learning process will be supported by teambuilding, 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.

Destination

Aarhus, Denmark
Travel dates: TBA, 2021 

Tentative Itinerary

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?

May to July: Take classes at KPU and one pre-departure session
August 3rd: 2 weeks of scheduled Welfare Technology and Dementia experience at VIA University College in Denmark
August 14th: End of program 

Cost

  Program fees KPU Tuition cost - 12 credit Flight
Estimated Fees TBA $1701.36** Estimated $1100 to $1400***

**Additional fees such as Multi-pass and KSA extended Dental and Health Plan are not included.

***Costs may vary. For a more accurate estimate, please search for flights on the departure and return travel dates through your preferred travel provider.

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

Scholarships and fundraising opportunities

Both scholarships and fundraising opportunities to help students pay for the Global Learning Experience are available.

Click here for information on scholarships and other financial assistance options.

Information about fundraising opportunities: https://kpu.ca/foundation/student-fundraising

Pre-requisites

Pre-requisites as follows: You must be enrolled in any Faculty of Health program.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
For application instructions, you can click here.

Please contact internationalprograms@kpu.ca if you’d like more information on how to apply

Contact Information

KPU International

Richmond Campus: R1400
Surrey Campus: Cedar 1145
Alex Leach - Surrey Campus
internationalprograms@kpu.ca
604.599.2523

Faculty of Health

Sherilyn Sweeney
Sherilyn.Sweeney@kpu.ca

 

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