Groningen, Netherlands

Global Health

when 24 May 2021 - 11 June 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1850

Quantified Self concentrates on the increasing, worldwide development of technical applications to support self-monitoring by individuals. This promotes self-knowledge and allows us to analyse personal health information about aspects such as what your client's nutritional intake has been or how he or she has slept recently. Wearable technology such as activity trackers, smartphones and smartwatches generate this information. You will explore a number of state of the art self-quantification technologies, as well as the significance of these digital (health) developments in terms of health and social care professionals.

The programme offers you the unique opportunity to familiarise with an increasingly globalised world, digitalisation and its effects on health. 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 plus 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.

- Global Health, Globalisation, International Organisations & International Cooperation
- Social and Environmental determinants of health
- Culture and Health
- Digital Health and Quantified Self

Course leader

Mr.Carts Buissink, MEd
Course Coordinator

Target group

Students have experience with working in teams on a project basis and have developed research skills. No general education on these two topics will be offered. You will work in an international, inter-professional team. Useful additional personal characteristics for participation in such a team are: an open mind, the ability to listen actively, tolerance, flexibility, and transparency in motives, interests and values.

Student master the English language: Academic IELTS 6.0 overall.

Course aim

After this Summer school you will have greater knowledge and insight of global health issues and the current challenges facing health care professionals. You will be able to apply that knowledge practically with a more individualized approach - understanding and appreciating cultural diversity. You will be empowered as a health care practitioner to apply innovative digital technologies for prevention and improved selfcare management working towards positive health outcomes at for all.

Credits info

6 EC

Fee info

EUR 1850: Housing is included in the course fee.