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Monday, January 8

International Winterschool – ZHAW, Switzerland

“Challenges in Interprofessional Health and Social Services”
A cooperation between the ZHAW School of Health Sciences, the ZHAW School of Social Work, the INUAS and the COHEHRE network.

The ZHAW School of Health Sciences in Winterthur, Switzerland, is thrilled to announce an exciting International Winter School 2024!

Are you a health or social work student? Do you want to experience interprofessional collaboration? Our International Winter School 2024 offers the unique opportunity to meet Swiss and international students online or on campus to learn more about interprofessional collaboration within the health and social system.

What can Winter School participants expect?
Future health professionals and social workers gain new competences in dealing with complex and challenging interprofessional situations and learn how to collaborate efficiently.

Students participate in role-play activities, study visits, group projects and interactive lectures. They learn about working together in interprofessional teams, in different health and social systems and with clients and professionals from different cultures.

Who can participate?
We welcome international future health and social work professionals to join the 470 ZHAW BSc students in their third year of study in the fields of midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, health promotion and prevention, and social work.

Courses are primarily aimed at the bachelor level, but master level students are equally welcome to participate. Because some practical experience is required, participants must be at least in the second year of their BSc programme.

In which languages are the courses held? And which language level is required?
Some of the courses are held in English and some in German. Please check in the course details below if your chosen course is available in your preferred language. To attend a course, a B1-B2 language level is required.

How many credits can be gained and how much involvement is required?
For each course, students will gain 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits subject to 50-60 hours of student work. Preparatory assignment, full-time attendance during the five course days and a successful end-of-week assessment are required. Participants can book one full-time course per week. All courses take place from Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00 Central European Time (CET) unless otherwise stated. Students will get a certificate after fulltime course attendance and successful completion of the course assignment(s).

In which format do courses take place?
Most courses will be held on campus in Winterthur. A few courses will be taught in an online format.

On campus courses will require full-time presence in Winterthur.
Online courses do not require physical presence in Winterthur and can be taken from anywhere in the world (please be aware of time zone differences; all time information refers to CET)
What are the course fees?
The course fee is CHF 50.00 (approx. EUR 50.00) per full-time course. The total amount will be charged upon registration (payment by Visa/Mastercard).