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Multidisciplinary and interprofessional learning

Changes in healthcare, such as the increasing complexity of healthcare needs, and demands for interprofessional cooperation. In our education, we also ensure that students from different disciplines meet each other and (learn to) work together. Since we believe that breakthrough innovations often happen at the interfaces between fields of knowledge, we also put great emphasis on multidisciplinarity.

Two new programs approved

In 2021, two new interdisciplinary programs were approved at UMC Utrecht, namely the new Bachelor program in Care, Health and Society , developed in cooperation with the faculties of Veterinary Studies and Betasciences at Utrecht University, and the new Master’s degree in Medical Humanities , developed in cooperation with the Utrecht University Medical faculty. With these new programs we join Utrecht University in focusing on the public demand for differently trained professionals in human and veterinary healthcare. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of these programs, future professionals will be uniquely well equipped to tackle health problems in an interprofessional and innovative way with knowledge of modern technologies. The new programs therefore also fit in perfectly with The New Utrecht School .

The new Bachelor and Master’s programs will start on 1 September 2022.

Both these new programs meet the tested standards and received a positive test report from the visiting panels at the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization. The new Bachelor and Master’s programs will start on 1 September 2022.

Platform EduXchange encourages student mobility

To allow students to follow subject courses at other universities without administrative and organizational barriers, we have created the platform  within the alliance of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Wageningen University (WUR), Utrecht University (UU) and UMC Utrecht. Through this platform , students can follow subjects at partner institutions with a single click. At the end of 2021 there were over 60 subjects from partner institutions on the platform, and we shall continue to expand the offer in the coming years. The platform encourages students to look beyond the limits of courses and institutions, and makes education even more dynamic. In this way, education contributes even more to social transition in the fields of health, nutrition, energy and sustainability.

UMC Utrecht students win international simulation prize

A team of three medical and two nursing students from UMC Utrecht won an Acute (Trauma) Life Support simulation competition  during the annual SESAM (Society for Simulation in Europe) congress. Their interprofessional teamwork and systematic assessment of ‘the patient’s’ cares convinced the jury of doctors unanimously to choose the team from UMC Utrecht as winner of this prestigious international SIM University challenge .