Practical Skills Public Health in International Context
Full course description
The practical skills training includes three elements:
- Training on the role of culture on health care and public health practice internationally. Culture and differences between (and within) cultures is an aspect interrelated with considering public health in an international perspective. In this training you will look at the important role of culture in defining how people define health and ill-health, as well as how they understand what determines health, what health related customs are and how health can therefore best be pursued. During this training you will work on an assignment around culture and cultural sensitivity of interventions and research in a group of six students. Findings will be presented in an oral presentation.
- Training international collaboration. During this training you will learn about the facilitators and barriers of working with different nationalities. This training will consist of a theoretical and a practical part. The theoretical part will inform you on challenges of working with team members from different nationalities and cultural backgrounds. In addition, you will learn more about the impact nationality and culture can have on collaboration in teams.
- A field visit to a refugee center.