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Education Day 2019

  • Theme: A look into the future of Health’s study programmes

Big data, algorithms and artificial intelligence have already begun providing new opportunities in the healthcare system, and all our degree programmes must soon be in position to prepare the students for this Brave New World. At Health's Education Day on 13 December 2019, experts from outside the faculty will give us an insight into the situation.

Please note that presentations and discussions will be held in Danish.

Today, machines can categorise mammography images and identify which women should undergo additional examinations for breast cancer. A scanner can take an image of an entire body and assess the risk of developing melanoma. The impact of digitisation on the healthcare system is steadily increasing, so that digital competences and technological literacy will soon be introduced to the curriculum on all university degree programmes, regardless of profession. Last spring the Ministry of Higher Education and Science earmarked DKK 45 million to upgrade the competences of lecturers on the higher education degree programmes so that they could in turn help develop the students' digital competences.

But what does digital thinking really mean? How will digitisation affect the healthcare system in the future? And how should we prepare students who will end up working as medical doctors, dentists or public health science graduates for these technological developments?


Programme

10.00-10.15

Introduction
by Vice-dean Charlotte Ringsted and Dean Lars Bo Nielsen

10.15-10.45

The vision process at Health – the ideas behind the new degree programmes

At Health we have just considered the future situation by formulating visions of how our study programmes should look if our graduates' competences are also to remain useful in twenty years. Hear the three directors of studies from Medicine, Sport Science and Public Health Science talk about the new academic regulations.

10.45-11.00

Coffee break

11.00-11.30

The vision process at Health – the ideas behind the new degree programmes

At Health we have just considered the future situation by formulating visions of how our study programmes should look if our graduates' competences are also to remain useful in twenty years! Hear the three directors of studies from the Master's degree programmes in Health Science, Odontology and Oral Health talk about the new academic regulations.

11.30-12.15

Big data in the healthcare system

Professor of health economics Jakob Kjellberg from the Danish Center for Social Science Research has 15 years of experience in carrying out evaluations of the healthcare system. He will give us an insight into how big data is currently used to investigate the effect of initiatives in the healthcare system. Hear what he thinks about the healthcare system of the future – and what it will require of our graduates.
12.30-13.00 Lunch

13.00-13.50

Artificial Intelligence: What’s happening now, what’s going to happen in the future – and what is hype?

Professor Stephen Alstrup from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen will talk about how AI is changing our daily lives, based on his own examples of its uses. Stephen Alstrup is one of the Danish government’s digital advisers and has been an adviser to the previous Minister of Education as well as co-author of the Innovation Fund Denmark's report on AI.

14.00-14:30

Diversity in the degree programmes and its importance for the labour market of the future

Presentation by Julie Nøjsen Fallesen – Quota 2 and gender distribution on Health's degree programmes. Perspectives by Charlotte Ringsted

14.30

Say hello to Lise Wogensen Bach, the future vice-dean for education

Merry Christmas - with Danish mulled wine and Christmas doughnuts.

 

Time and venue

Time: 13 December 2019, 10:00-15:00

Venue: Preben Hornung Stuen, Aarhus University


Registration

Everyone is welcome – also participants from outside Health.
Please register for the event by 6 December 2019 to allow for the planning of refreshments.


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