Available courses for health workers in peace issues

Gezondheidszorg, Ethiek en Vredesvraagstukken (Healthcare, Ethics and issues of peace and conflict)

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 resolution
Target groups:
Medical StudentsOther health profession students
Country:
Netherlands
Institution:
Free University Medical Centre Amsterdam, Dept. of Metamedica (Medical Humanities)
Main Topics:
Health and human rights, weapons (ABC and small arms) and health, war/conflict and psychosocial aspects, possible roles of doctors in mediation and advocacy, military medicine and military medical ethics, military-political (ab-)use of medicine during war
Aim:
to make students aware of the relationship between health, human rights, conflict and peace, and of the different roles health workers play concerning violent conflict
Requirements:
preferably completion of the first 2 years of medical education
Open to external students or non members:
Yes
Elective or obligatory:
Elective
Fee:
Duration:
12 weeks
Contact hours:
20-25 total
Credits:
3 ECTS (exam) or 10 ECTS (paper)
Teaching Methodologies:
Each of the different topics is introduced by an expert in the field. How he or she does this is up to him or her, but mostly it concerns power-point presentations. There is however also a role play and some make use of small workshops.
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Contact Details:
Dr. L. van Bergen PhD, VU-medical centre, dep. of Metamedica, PO Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Email: l.vanbergen@vumc.nl, Tel.: +31-20-4448219 Fax: +31-20-4448258; Henk J. Groenewegen MD PhD, Email: hj.groenewegen@vumc.nl, Tel.: +31-20444
Language:
mostly Dutch, sometimes English
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