Health and Engineering

Health and Engineering

Organizing institution

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Healthcare (HU)

Period

04 July 2016 - 15 July 2016 (2 weeks)

Course location(s)

Utrecht (Utrecht city campus), The Netherlands

Credits

3.0 ECTS credits + Certificate of Attendance

Course code

D29

Course fee (incl. housing)

€ 905

Level

Bachelor level

The course Health & Engineering has a specific focus on built environments and building services technologies, as well as aspects of human factors. Furthermore, the latest developments trends and innovations in the field of technology in the home or care environment will be treated in this course. The following themes will be discussed in detail. • Health & Environment • Wellbeing in care environment • Comfort, Care and Lighting • Acoustic and Health • Design for Dementia Care • Technology, ageing in place, eHealth • E-Health and monitoring • Technology at home • Older people, Health and Technology

The domain of engineering is becoming an increasingly relevant player in health care and the promotion thereof. The importance of engineering for health is elucidated in this summer course, which has a specific focus on built environments and building services technologies, as well as aspects of human factors. Among the features treated in the summer course are the emergence of healing environments in hospital facilities, solutions that are provided through engineering to limit the risks of biological agents (Legionella, MRSA, vermin, house dust mites), and the impact of lighting and the acoustic and thermal environment (temperature) of well-being and health of patients, nursing home residents and care professionals. Moreover, aspects of human factors are addressed, as engineering solutions are to be utilised by all occupants, including those with special needs. Proceedings within the domain of engineering are coupled to developments and transitions in health care. The afore mentioned developments are the focus of this course, which consists of workshops, lectures and excursions. Our (inter)national speakers, who have a background in health and engineering, reflect the international character of the summer course.

For farther information please contact: +995 555 18 44 56; www.academicinst.com E-mail: sumschools@academicinst.com


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