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Changing Society: An International and Interdisciplinary Perspective (OS-ChanSo)


    Week 1

    Day 1: Changing society

    Introduction of the module

    Lecture: Introduction of the theme: changing society  

    Come together

    • Game in small groups to learn to know each other

    Lecture: Health and social care systems in Denmark and Belgium

    Presentation: Antwerp, a city profile

    Walking visit through Antwerp


    Day 2: Interprofessional perspective

    Lecture: Interprofessional collaboration

    Interprofessional collaboration: start-up of groups

    Field visits


    Day 3: Holistic approach & diversity

    Discussion & reflection field visits

    Group work

    Lecture: Theory on holistic approach

    Lecture: Multicultural society/diversity

    Introduction Poster Presentation assignment by students

    Group working time


    Day 4: Ethical issues

    Lecture: Ethical issues & theories of justice

    Work in groups about an ethical case (different opinion, discussions)

    Field visits 

    Shopping for cooking session

    Slow Cooking session: multicultural dinner.


    Day 5: Integration & evaluation week 1

    Preparing posters – group work

    Presentation of posters and feedback

    Group work, reflection, evaluation and closing of first week


    Free weekend


    Week 2

    Day 6: Deontology

    Lecture: Error and patient safety

    Cases from occupational therapy and social work

    Introduction session for the assignment of second week (oral presentations)

    International collaboration start-up of new groups

    Group discussion


    Day 7: Vulnerability

    Lecture: Vulnerability

    Group discussion

    Field visits


    Day 8: Empowerment

    Lecture: Empowerment

    Field visit

    Preparation oral presentations


    Day 9: An integrated perspective

    Plenary sessions on participatory health, active citizenship, legal issues and empowerment.

    Groupwork on cases

    Groupwork: preparing oral presentations


    Day 10: Evaluation

    Oral presentation sessions

    Evaluation of international module: individual and groupwork

    Closing and good-bye activity


    Day 11:Travel Day


    *The programme description is subject to changes at any time

    Timing and Location

    Start date

    2nd semester

        Start of programme

    Spring 2022 (exact date to be confirmed)

        Official end date

    Spring 2022 (2 weeks later)




    AP Campus Spoor Noord - Noorderplaats
    Noorderplaats 2
    2000 Antwerp


    The registration deadline for the International module OS-Chanso:  2nd Semester (spring semester) -  1st November 2021

    Application procedure for short mobilities

    Students who wish to participate in the 2-weeks OS-ChanSo module, can register by sending an e-mail to Erasmus students follow the procedure as described below. 

    After the deadline, a selection will take place. Students will be advised within 4 weeks after the deadline of their approval/refusal.

    There is no fee. Minor costs for copies, public transport and visits (50 euro) 

    Application procedure for Erasmus students

    This module can be combined with a traineeship if you wish to come as an Erasmus student. A minimum of 20 ECTS will be required. After the deadline, a selection will take place. Students will be advised before 15th November of their approval/refusal.

    AP partner institutions should send an official nomination to the AP International Office ( 

    After the selections, additional information will be given, pertaining to:

    • Welcome week and welcome day
    • Accommodation
    • Procedures for registration (residence permit)
    • Entry requirements
    • Activities, integration & facilities
    • Invitation letter, for visa purposes


    AP awards 6 credits for this module. Credits are awarded only when the course has been completed successfully.  This module can be combined with a traineeship if you wish to come as an Erasmus student. A minimum of 20 ECTS will be required.

    AP Grading Scale compared to the ECTS scale:


    ECTS grade






    C GOOD






    FX FAIL (with possible deliberation)


    F  FAIL (no deliberation possibility)