From November 1st until November 5th 2021, Avans University of Applied Sciences will, together with the NICCoLLa project partners, organize a 5 ECTS international intensive study program: “(Social) Technology in Health and Welfare.”

We are happy to announce that this second ISP we organize, will be our first face-to-face event, since daily life in Europe is getting more and more the way we were used to before Covid.

The program is based on active participation in lectures, workshops and learning projects in an international context. Bachelor students of social and health, ICT and business participate in the program. LAB University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Avans University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands), and Valencia University of Applied Sciences (Spain) organize the intensive study program together with Instituto Pedro Nunes (Portugal).

Learning outcomes for the program

After the study program, the student is able to recognize special needs of care givers in using technology in social care and health care, nationally in partner countries. This makes the student able to identify future technological solutions and innovations for social and health care and recognize moral and ethical dilemmas in health and wellness related technology as well as apply service design and co-creation methods for developing technological solutions for social and health care.   

Contents of the Intensive study program

The content of the study program is working with clients using technological solutions in health and wellbeing ensuring the competencies needed in future professional work in multidisciplinary work. Program also discusses legal, moral, and ethical dilemmas of technological solutions used in health and wellbeing. In addition, the benefits of co-creation in the development of new technological solutions for health and wellbeing will be discussed. Students will also find ways to solve the language cap challenges between multidisciplinary information technology and health and wellbeing professionals. Service design methods are used in project assignments to develop technological innovations in health and wellbeing. Besides the workshops and lectures several professionals, coming from different professional fields, will share their experiences and knowledge with the students. So students will gather knowledge and skills to work on a real life case study and develop a technological solution for the specific case.

For more information on this program please feel free to contact: Angèle Geerts, asam.geerts@avans.nl

November 1 – 5, 2021: Intensive Study Program: (Social) Technology in Health and Welfare

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