Health Care and Welfare in an International and Multidisciplinary Perspective

Course

Join this module if you are interested in learning about the Danish approach to healthcare and welfare in a mono- and multi-disciplinary perspective.

Exchange Programme

Possible Combinations

The course must be combined with a traineeship at one of the health education programmes. It can also be combined with the short course InnoAddiction.

Target Group

The course is offered to international exchange students enrolled at the departments of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, radiography and nursing in Odense, Svendborg and Vejle as well as the biomedical laboratory science programme. The course is a supplement to the clinical studies.

Purpose

To offer international exchange students a Danish approach to healthcare and welfare in a mono- and multi-disciplinary perspective.

The Danish healthcare system uses multidisciplinary methods to solve issues with the patient in the centre. Focus is on health promotion, disease prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

This course offered to international students provides insight into the Danish way of working with both mono- and multi-disciplinary efforts with a holistic understanding of the patient’s situation.

The aim is for the student:

  • To acquire knowledge of the different health professions in the Danish welfare system
  • To acquire knowledge of how health professionals collaborate in the multidisciplinary practicing of health
  • To acquire insight into intercultural differences.
Camilla Søholm
Camilla Søholm International Coordinator

General Information

Teaching Methods

  • Oral presentations
  • Group studies

Conditions

Exchange students are expected to participate in the course when possible in relation to other study activities stated in the learning agreement and agreed upon with local international coordinator.

Students not able to do the full course may hand in an additional written assignment to meet the requirements (see Course Description).

Tuition Fee

Not applicable for EU/EEA-students and exchange students from partner institutions, all other students must pay. In this case, please send an e-mail to international@ucl.dk to learn more. 

Course Description

Type of Activity: Assignment

Each student must make a power point presentation of approx. 10-15 minutes. After the oral presentation the power points are uploaded to the platform ItsLearning.

The content should include:

  • a presentation of the student’s country and culture
  • a presentation of the student’s healthcare system
  • a presentation of the student’s educational system in relation to the student’s profession.

Additional assignment – optional – individual

Students who are not able to participate in the entire course (e.g. participate in only 3 course days) can compensate by drafting a written assignment.

A report not exceeding 10 pages must be made. The content must focus on reflections concerning:

  • description of the Danish welfare system, similarities/differences in relation to the student’s home country
  • description of the Danish mono-professional education programme, similarities/differences in relation to the student’s home country
  • reflections on mono-professionalism versus multi-professionalism
  • reflections on experiences acquired during clinical placement in Denmark
  • reference list

The assignment is handed in by e-mail to the international coordinator by further agreement.

The assignment must be approved and the student then receives 3 ECTS points.

Additional assignment – optional – group of 2-4 students

Students who are not able to participate in the entire course (e.g. participate in only 3 course days) can compensate by drafting a written assignment. Groups may consist of more than one profession.

A report not exceeding 15 pages must be made. The content must focus on reflections concerning:

  • description of the Danish welfare system, similarities/differences in relation to the student’s home country
  • description of the Danish mono professional education, similarities/differences in relation to the student’s home country
  • reflections on mono-professionalism versus multi-professionalism
  • reflections on experiences acquired during clinical placement in Denmark
  • reference list

The assignment is handed in by e-mail to the international coordinator by further agreement.

The assignment must be approved and the student then receives 3 ECTS points.

Learning Outcome

Students will be introduced to different health professions and multidisciplinary themes to

  • acquire knowledge of different health professions
  • reflect upon different cultural backgrounds and perspectives in relation to own profession
  • describe, analyse and reflect on clinical experiences in relation to multidisciplinary knowledge, competences and skills
  • gain insight into how the patient perspective is considered in the multidisciplinary collaboration
  • make comparisons between the healthcare system in the students’ own countries and the Danish healthcare and welfare systems
  • communicate and argue in a multidisciplinary, intercultural setting
  • acquire intercultural awareness.

Examination

There is no examination for this course. The student will get a certificate stating the obtained number of ECTS points.