Queen Silvia visits Karolinska Institutet in Huddinge
Last Friday the King of Sweden visited Karolinska Institutet in Solna. On Monday 16 February, Queen Silvia came to visit the department of neurobiology, care sciences and society (NVS) at Karolinska Institutet in Huddinge.
The queen was welcomed by the board member and head of the department of neurobiology, care sciences and society professor Maria Eriksdotter, in conjunction with a meeting of the board of the Silviahemmet Foundation. She also met representatives from the department in the research areas focused on ageing and dementia disorders.
All of the NVS courses and study programmes were presented at the meeting, including the new online master's course in dementia care for physicians that KI offers in collaboration with the Silviahemmet Foundation. The title of “Silvia Doctor” is offered upon completion of the course, as are the titles “Silvia Nurse” or “Silvia Nursing Assistant” after similar study programmes for nurses and nursing assistants.
During the queen's visit there was also a presentation of the ongoing production of the online master's course for occupational therapists and physiotherapists focusing on dementia care, which is conducted in collaboration with the Silviahemmet Foundation.
The queen also visited a class where she met physiotherapy students and she concluded her visit with a lunch at the NVS.
Text: Pia Hellsing
Photo: Ulf Sirborn