Netherlands, Enschede

The Future of Health Technology

when 14 August 2016 - 23 August 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 ECTS
fee EUR 800

Our full-package summer school (food & tent/ camping included in the price!) is a unique chance to learn more about this topic. Worldwide, billions of dollars are invested in health technology development. Health technology comprises a wide range of products and is used to diagnose, monitor or treat diseases or medical conditions affecting humans.

Technology is intended to improve the quality of healthcare delivered through earlier diagnosis, less invasive treatment options and reductions in hospital stays and rehabilitation times. Recent advances in medical technology have also focused on cost reduction. Medical technology may broadly include medical devices, information technology, biotech, and healthcare services.

There is an increasing pressure to maximize the revenues of the investments in health technology. Governments need to be informed about the benefits of spending public resources and universities may need to direct their research programs in order to maximize societal benefits. Assuming that all health technology products need to be adopted by the heavily regulated healthcare market at one point in time, it is worthwhile to look at the logic behind healthcare decision making, specifically decision on the coverage of medical products and decisions on the use of the these products under competing and uncertain conditions.

Course leader

Annemieke Witteveen, Sarah Janus

Target group

Students in their second and third Bachelor’s year (Master is also possible).

Course aim

- Learn all about the new health technologies. Who developed it, how can they be helpful and how can they be used?
- Learn about how to evaluate these techniques concerning costs and consequences for the health care system.
- Applying your knowledge about the technologies and evaluation techniques to assess the effects and or impacts.
- Work in multidisciplinary teams

Credits info

2 ECTS for successfully completing the summer school

Fee info

EUR 800: The base fee for attending the summer school is €800. The fee includes: A stay at the inspirational campus of the University of Twente, Course participation, course materials, a tent to sleep in (included: air mattress, flashlight, pillow and sleeping bag), WiFi, food (breakfast, lunch and evening meal) and coffee/tea.


Please check the International Office of your home University if scholarships are available.

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