Global Health, Conflict and Violence (FutureLearn)

Global Health, Conflict and Violence (FutureLearn)
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This course is for global health professionals as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students in healthcare professions (medicine, nursing, allied and public health) and global health and development studies.
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Global Health, Conflict and Violence (FutureLearn)
Understand the role of medical peace work, and consider the role of healthcare workers in times of conflict and violence. Explore the role of medics and healthcare workers in promoting peace. On this course you will learn about the key principles and different forms of medical peace work in the context of global health, conflict and violence.

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You will consider the role healthcare workers have to play in the prevention of violence and peace practices.

You will examine scenarios such as working in a conflict zone, nuclear explosions, storms, floods, heatwaves, infectious disease, migration and violent conflict. In each case you will consider the effects of these on global health.



What topics will you cover?

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

- Working in a conflict zone

- Responding to a nuclear explosion

- Preparing for the health effects of climate change

2) Basic concepts of medical peace work:

- Forms of violence (direct, structural, and cultural)

- Hierarchies of violence (collective, interpersonal, and self-induced)

- Levels of violence (mega, macro, meso, and micro)

- Preventing violence


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Discuss various definitions of the concepts of violence, conflict and peace, and their relationship to health professions

- Describe the types of medical peace work that health care professionals can participate in globally and locally

- Evaluate and respond to various forms of violence in health practice



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49.00 EUR
This course is for global health professionals as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students in healthcare professions (medicine, nursing, allied and public health) and global health and development studies.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.