Available courses for health workers in peace issues

Peacebuilding through Health

Course level / degree:
Undergraduate (first three years of higher education or Bachelor-Level)
Related fields of medical peace work:
Weapon control, disarmament and demilitarizationHuman rights and International humanitarian lawHealth diplomacy, communication and conflict resolutionPrevention of self-induced, domestic and community violenceSustainable development and poverty reductionSocial justice and equal access to medicines and health services
Target groups:
Nursing studentsOther health profession studentsPhysiciansOther health professionals
Country:
Canada
Institution:
McMaster University
Main Topics:
Concepts of violence, peace, war, health, Medical Peace Work, war and peace systems, multisector peace work, prevention, Impact of war on health, values, ethics, cultural competence, Human Rights and intervention in violence,how to approach Medical Peace
Aim:
Knowledge of the impact of war on health, Why and how the health sector can and should intervene in violence, Skills and tools associated with above, Values and ethics associated with above
Requirements:
3rd year undergraduate
Open to external students or non members:
Yes
Elective or obligatory:
Fee:
Duration:
13 weeks
Contact hours:
39
Credits:
3
Teaching Methodologies:
Lecture, large group discussions, small group exercises, group presentaions, guest lecturers, films, drama
Contact Details:
Joanna Santa Barbara, joanna@web.ca, Teaching Assistant: Megan Arthur, arthurm@mcmaster.ca
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