Register for the Internationalisation exchange course at HAN University of Applied Sciences and develop an international perspective on your future profession in health.
The Internationalisation exchange course will help you develop a wider perspective on the world and on your profession. Your career will take on another dimension when placed in an international context as you revaluate your own norms and values and your role as a professional, global citizen.
This course covers globalisation, development cooperation and the relationship between the northern and southern parts of the world, as well as paradigm shifts, public health and the most common global diseases.
- Organisation of health care provision
- Health care risks and prevention
- Cultural and paradigmatic differences
- Cultural acclimatization
- Public health
- Millennium Development Goals
- Medical topics
- Mental health
- Language training
- Country knowledge
Block exchange course
This exchange course is offered once or twice a year in a block during a semester.
Type of exchange course
This is a differentiation exchange course. This means it enables you to develop your professional competences in a different/broader context.
The learning outcomes listed below will help you decide whether this exchange course matches your personal goals.
- You will contribute to the development and expertise of your profession through knowledge and experience in the area of international development
- You will deliver care to patients/clients and encourage their self-sufficiency in a non-Dutch cultural setting
- You will help people from a different cultural context utilise the knowledge and information available within society in order to stimulate self-sufficiency and improve the quality of care
- Active role in the renewal of the profession
- Active contribution to advancing the expertise of members of the profession
- Transferring knowledge and skills while observing prevailing cultural views
- Information, advice and/or therapy based on a pragmatic approach while observing prevailing cultural views
- Delivering service as an ongoing and integrated process
- Methodical improvement of the existing health care policy situation within a given context
- Broad vision on service provision, with the ability to understand the perspective of other cultures and nationalities
For more information:
Students will advance to the registration first contact with
E-mail: Marc.Elie@han.nl Minor leader
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An exchange course will be of most benefit to you if it complements your study and/or your professional profile, is at an appropriate level and does not overlap with your major.
This exchange course is designed for health care students in the broadest sense of the word. It is open to students of, for example, nursing, physiotherapy, dietetics, nutrition or speech therapy with some experience in the field of social studies.
- You can communicate effectively in written and spoken English (at least a B2 level or you have completed Havo/VWO for Dutch students)
- You have completed professional tasks during a prior clinical work placement assignment (i.e. you have had contact with clients in a professional setting)
- Regarding the placement abroad: you can demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the language spoken in the country where you wish to carry out your placement
Students from other universities in the Netherlands who want to participate in this minor have to organize, in accordance with the program management of this course, their own clinical placement abroad. To students from outside the Netherlands who want to participate in this program only the theoretical part of this minor can be offered (the first 8 weeks).
The exchange part of this program can be a clinical experience and/or a research experience abroad. In case of research the student has to propose a research project to the program management of this course.
During this exchange course your performance will be assessed in the following ways:
- Introduction to internationalization (first 8 weeks): multiple choice test
- In case of a clinical placement abroad a written assignment containing: case studies, report, reflective paper on personal and professional development within the field in an international context
- In case of a research assignment abroad: a written advice, process description and reflective paper
This exchange course has the following schedule and working methods:
- 8 full-time academic weeks: 40 study hours, including a minimum of 20 hours of lectures
- 12 weeks of work placement (clinical and/or research) in a foreign country
Student-oriented education in which assignments, group activities, training and individual study are central. The international clinical placement assignment or research assignment is the focal point of the course. Students with international experience will be involved in program delivery.