In collaboration with the University of Bergen (Norway), the European Medical Peace Work Partnership offers a massive open online course (MOOC).

This MOOC is built on the FutureLearn plattform and will be conducted in a moderated version over a period of six week (2 hours per week).

Starting date: May 1st, 2017

Workload: 12 hours.

About the course

Violence affects health in multiple ways. Medical peace work is an important and emerging field of expertise in health, violence prevention, and peace-building.This course will introduce you to some of the key concepts, opportunities and dilemmas in the field through six case studies on causes, responses, roles, and duties of healthcare practitioners in dealing with violence and building peaceful societies.

Understand the role of healthcare in maintaining and building peaceful societies.

During the six weeks of this MOOC, we will cover six topics:

  • Recognising signs of domestic violence in clinical practice
  • Recognising and healing the effects of torture
  • Providing appropriate healthcare for refugees
  • Conflict-sensitive peace-health work in war and post-war areas
  • Preparing for the health effects of climate change
  • Responding to a nuclear explosion

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss definitions of peace, conflict, and violence and their relationship to the health professions
  • Understand the different types of medical peace work that health care professionals can participate in globally and locally
  • Recognise and respond to various forms of violence in health practice

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