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Online International Winter School: 11 January - 5 February 2021

Challenges in Interprofessional Health and Social Services

A cooperation between the ZHAW School of Health Professions, the ZHAW School of Social Work, the INUAS and the COHEHRE network.

We offer a unique opportunity to meet Swiss and other international students to discuss similarities and differences when collaborating interprofessionally within the health and social system. Together, students of health professions and social work learn during virtual role plays, study visits and interactive lectures about working together in interprofessional teams, about different health and social systems or how to sensibly act with clients from different culture.

Join us for the online Winter School 2021!

ZHAW School of Health Professions in Winterthur, Switzerland, is happy to offer you an attractive International Winter School 2021 despite the ongoing corona pandemic. We have adapted the School’s program to the current restrictions and challenges, offering you all courses in an online format. This means that you can participate in the Winter School 2021 from the comfort of your home.

Aims and topics

Together, Swiss and international students will learn about interprofessional cooperation in the health and social sector. Future health professionals and social workers gain new competences in dealing with complex and challenging interprofessional situations and learn how to efficiently cooperate with each other.

This year students can choose between several courses. Participants can book one full-time course per week.

All courses are in English, level B1-B2 required.

Credits:

For the two full time courses students will gain 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) subject to 50-60 hours of student work. Preparatory assignment, full time attendance and successful end of week assessment are required.

Target group

Third year Bachelor students of the health professions of ZHAW, some ZHAW Social Work students and around 150 students from partner institutions of ZHAW School of Health Professions or ZHAW School of Social Work studying Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Health Promotion and Prevention or Social Work.

Courses are primarily aimed at Bachelor level, but Master level students are welcome to participate. Some practical experience is required, at least 2nd year of BSc study.

Course details

Diversity in Health Professions

Dates 11 – 15 January 2021 (course A)
18 – 22 January 2021 (course B)

The same course is held twice
   
Learning format NO presence in Winterthur required    
Short description We will discuss concepts of diversity, intercultural communication and how we relate to other people. Students will develop their competence in dealing with culturally diverse people at work and develop skills to interact with people of different background more effectively.    
ECTS 2 ECTS    
Timetable Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00 CET    
Costs EUR 50.00
Amount due at online registration
   
Target group We welcome international future Health and Social Work Professionals from the fields of Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Health Promotion and Prevention and Social Work studying at one of our partner institutions.    
Application and Registration procedure and further information 1. International students need to be nominated by their home university. Please contact your local international coordinator.

2. Once we receive the nomination mail from your university at international.gesundheit(at)zhaw.ch, students will get an invitation to register and pay online.
   

Working Together as Professionals in Health and Social Care in Different Countries

Dates 01 – 05 February 2021    
Learning format Online full time one-week course

NO presence in Winterthur required
   
Short description Students from different countries and different professions in the health and social care system meet, share, and learn together. In a mixture of e-learning sequences and online meetings, we will compare professional and interprofessional identities as well as interprofessional collaboration from an international perspective and on the backdrop of different fields of practice.    
ECTS 2 ECTS    
Timetable Monday to Friday 09:00 – 16:00 CET    
Costs EUR 50.00
Amount due at online registration
   
Target group We welcome international future Health and Social Work Professionals from the fields of Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Health Promotion and Prevention and Social Work studying at one of our partner institutions.    
Application and Registration procedure and further information 1. International students need to be nominated by their home university. Please contact your local international coordinator.

2. Once we receive the nomination mail from your university at international.gesundheit(at)zhaw.ch, students will get an invitation to register and pay online.
   

Occupational Therapists Professional Identity: Contributing to the visibility of the Profession

Dates 19 January 2021 morning
20 January 2021 morning
Learning format Online short individual lectures

NO presence in Winterthur required
Short description Professional identity is an important factor in the development of the profession. This year's course is aimed primarily at Swiss occupational therapy students. They will deal intensively with the current and future development of occupational therapy in Switzerland. International students are invited to follow individual online lectures by national and international staff.
ECTS No ECTS
Timetable Tuesday and Wednesday morning
Costs None
Target group Occupational Therapy students only course
Application and Registration procedure and further information For Information and registration please contact the International Office:
international.gesundheit(at)zhaw.ch

Course adaptation, Cancellation and refund policy:

If the courses cannot take place as planned due to regulations issued by the Swiss authorities or the ZHAW, the ZHAW reserves the right to make adaptations or to cancel courses. Registered participants will be informed as early as possible of any changes. Registered participants who withdraw due to ZHAW course adaptations will not be refunded. ZHAW cancelled courses will be fully refunded. Any further claims for compensation are excluded.

If as a registered student, you can’t participate in your course for personal or health reasons, please contact us as at international.gesundheit(at)zhaw.ch as soon as possible to discuss course fee refunding.

For further information please contact international.gesundheit(at)zhaw.ch