Free Online Course on ‘Global Health, Conflict and Violence’ by University of Bergen

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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Opportunity Type : Partially FundedSelf Funded
  • Duration 3 Weeks
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 52743
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

Course introduction

The University of Bergen has developed this online course on ‘Global Health, Conflict and Violence’ which will explore the role of medical peace work and healthcare workers in times of conflict and violence. So, in this course you will understand the basic principles and varying forms of medical peace work in the context of global health, conflict and violence. You will consider the role healthcare workers have to play in the preclusion of violence and peace practices.

You will see scenarios such as working in a conflict zone, nuclear explosions, storms, floods, heat waves, infectious disease, migration and violent conflict while considering the effects of each of these on global health.

Course details:

  • Course developer: University of Bergen
  • Instruction language: English
  • Course provider: Future Learn
  • Course type: Online and self-paced
  • Subject: Healthcare & Medicine
  • Price: Free with limited access, monthly subscription: $27.99 or buy this course: $54
  • Duration: 3 weeks (3 hours per week)
  • Start date: Available now
  • Free Course will expire on: August 26, 2022

Course educators

See the list of instructors here.

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Talk about different definitions of the concepts of violence, conflict and peace, and their relationship to health professions
  • Elucidate the types of medical peace work that health care professionals can partake in globally and locally
  • Assess and respond to various forms of violence in health practice

Who can enroll?

This course is intended for global health experts and undergraduate and postgraduate students in healthcare disciplines (medicine, nursing, allied and public health) and global health and development studies too.

Course content:

What topics will it cover?

1) Animated stories to explain the effects of personal and structural violence in global health:

  • Working in a conflict zone
  • Responding to a nuclear explosion
  • Getting ready for the health effects of climate change

2) Essential concepts of medical peace work:

  • The shapes that violence can take: direct, structural, and cultural
  • The hierarchies of violence: collective, interpersonal, and self-induced
  • The levels at which violence occurs: mega, macro, meso, and micro
  • How to prohibit all these forms of violence

Course benefits

  • 100% online
  • Access to this course for 3 weeks

How to apply?

You can apply and pursue this course by completing a registration in the given link.

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For more information about Free Online Course on ‘Global Health, Conflict and Violence’ by University of Bergen, please refer to FutureLearn’s website.

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