Join this module if you want to be able to solve a dilemma in the field of addiction care using innovative methods.

Exchange Programme

Possible Combinations

For the autumn 2021, no combinations are possible, unfortunately.  

Target Group

The short course is an offer for social work and health care education students from abroad.  


The purpose of the short course is that the students:

  • Develop innovative and entrepreneurial competences and skills.
  • Gain competencies to become a part of an international and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Are able to solve a dilemma in the field of addiction care using innovative methods.
Mette Marie Jansen International Coordinator

Teaching Methods

All teaching and counselling, both oral and written, is conducted in English. Several teaching methods will be applied such as lectures, presentations, workshops, dialogue, and exchange of experiences, project work and independent studies.


In order to complete the module and obtain a certificate, the student has to:

  • English: Level B2 is required to be accepted to the course.
  • The student has to have completed at least 1 year at a health or a social work programme in the home country prior to coming to UCL University College
  • The student has to be enrolled at a higher education institution with which UCL University College has a bilateral agreement.
  • The student must participate actively in the course during all 3 weeks.

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 to learn more. 

The course is designed as an innovative project, where the students work in smaller groups (approximately 4-6 students). The groups are interdisciplinary and international and each groups work with a challenge relating to addiction.

The students will work on finding a possible solution to a real-life challenge from a project owner. The course is also a new approach to work interdisciplinary in an innovative way with the aim of solving Danish problems in the areas of addiction.

Week 1: 

  • Introduction and start up in project groups, e.g. lessons on addiction, innovation and project management
  • Gather knowledge within the possible areas of challenge and introducing innovative methods will also be in focus.

Week 2: Idea generation                               

  • Generate and develop ideas as solutions for the challenge
  • Choose the best idea and develop the idea

Week 3: Prototype Development and Presentation

  • Develop a prototype of the solution at Fablab
  • Presentation and evaluation




Full time study

Learning Outcome


  • Explain challenges for the citizen or patient, related to the society they live in
  • Explain how the health care professions might enter into interdisciplinary contexts
  • Describe creative and innovative working methods
  • Explain challenges for the patient or citizen related to problems with addiction or abuse


  • Discuss and distinguish among the different healthcare professions’ competencies and fields, both in a national and international context.
  • Prepare innovation projects and disseminate the results within various professions
  • Examine challenges related to patient and/or citizen processes by working creatively and cooperating internationally and profession oriented
  • Examine, disseminate and apply national and international literature and other scientific materials related to the innovation project
  • Use critical thinking in terms of the cooperation, the process and the product
  • Communicate, listen, analyse and interact with others


  • Enter into the different healthcare professions and international cooperation respecting own and other healthcare professions’ fields striving for the optimal solutions within the fields of addiction and abuse.
  • Coordinate and manage tasks and cooperation across healthcare professions, sectors, projects and organizational contexts
  • Develop and facilitate networks in an international- and across professional context
  • Develop creative solutions to real-life challenges in practice, presupposing and challenging cooperation across professions

The student must participate actively during the course. Every project group must hand in assignments, too.

The course will be completed by a presentation and pitch of the groups work and their develop solution to the addiction challenge.  

The course will be assessed by the lecturer, either as passed/not passed. If the course is not passed, the student can hand in another assignment proving to have met the expected learning outcome goals.