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21st Century Skills for Healthcare Professionals

"This course has without a doubt changed my perspective and understanding of healthcare, and all of us agreed that we felt more equipped to face the healthcare challenges that we may face in the 21st Century" (student, 2022). This multi-professional course is intended for students in nursing, physiotherapy, medicine, allied health care workers, and many others fields, who want to develop new skills and work in an international context. The course is organised by the Institute for Nursing Studies and the Institute for Physiotherapy, UAS Utrecht. We will focus on themes as rehabilitation, technology, mental and social health, innovation and designing. These topics will be discussed in a multi-disciplinary working environment.

Introduction to Graphical Models (for Network Inference) in R: Markov random Fields and Bayesian Networks

Probabilistic graphical models (PGMs) represent the world in a simple way that humans can understand better.

They are graphical representations to understand the complex relationships between a set of random variables of interest (nodes). The edges that connect these nodes show the statistical dependencies between them.

PGMs have numerous applications in social and behavioral sciences, life sciences, economics, computer science, and many more fields.

In this introductory course, I briefly introduce two types of graphical models: undirected (Markov random fields) and directed (Bayesian networks). I will discuss how we can apply these models to estimate the dependencies between variables of interest in the form of a network. We will review excellent real-world examples and exercises (using R) to reinforce learning.

This course will open a new door for you and enable you to see the dependencies from a network point of view, which is much more comprehensive.

Healthy Aging

This course will inform you, from different perspectives, about the factors that keep older people healthy and enable them to continue to participate in society. We will focus on a better understanding of the aging process, the prevention of functional decline and preservation of autonomy. Different excursions will let you experience getting older. Prior to the course, you will be given an assignment to conduct a life review with an elderly person (65+) and which will be presented during the course.

Global Health Ethics & Equity

This summer course will focus on urgent topics in global health ethics and equity. With an enthusiastic team of experts from all over the world, we will discuss the major challenges to health equity in the world at this moment as well as potential solutions. This programme is a collaboration between the University Medical Center Utrecht and the Royal Tropical Institute. 

European Encounters: Diversity and Integration from West to East

This track is a joint programme on European integration by the Summer School of Utrecht University and the University of Latvia. The aim of the course is to introduce the diversity and unity of European identities, the European Union, (shared) foreign policy, security dilemmas and new challenges. The course delves into the different and diverse political and economic perspectives that can be found in Europe, and provides an insight into the Baltic States, going from the past to the future.

Survey Research: Design, Implementation and Data Processing

Changes in technology and society strongly influence modern survey research. This course covers the essentials of modern survey methodology, organized by the Department of Methodology and Statistics. Central to the course is survey quality and the reduction of Total Survey Error (coverage, sampling, nonresponse, including questionnaire and mode effects), while balancing logistics and survey costs. Best practice guidelines for surveys from design to implementation, analysis and reporting will be discussed.

Prep Course Master Veterinary Medicine

Do you want to be a veterinarian? And are you studying at an EAEVE or AVMA accredited veterinary institution? Are you interested in advancing animal health and animal welfare in relation to public health and the environment? Then sign up for this summer course that will prepare you for the Master’s programme of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University. The course-programme offers intensive training in the physical examination of animals. Furthermore, you will learn how to perform clinical reasoning and will learn about topical issues on animal welfare, ethics and legislation.

European Cultures and Identities

Have you ever wondered what makes Europeans ‘European’? During this course you will uncover the answers while staying in the beautiful medieval city of Utrecht. You will explore Europe’s cultural pluralism and examine its varied identities that still exist today. Even though the majority of European countries are progressively collaborating on an economic and political level, each of Europe’s countries and peoples still have their own distinctive cultures, languages, political views, religions, and traditions. Overall, this course offers an introduction to Europe, a continent of great diversity.