Introduction Semester 1
In this one week module, students will be introduced to the EPH program and the EUregio in several ways. The unit is the sensitising phase of the first semester and takes place in the first week of the programme. The week raises questions of European added value and the supra national aspects public health in Europe. It is structured in such a way as to allow time for the students to get to know each other and staff, find their way around the University (e.g. introduction to the library), begin training on using ASDL and become familiar with the structure and content of the programme. The programme opens with a lecture on public health and tackling health inequalities in which students are introduced to the current European public health strategy, the key issues and how public health professionals can work to address these issues. They also receive a lecture and literature on (the history of) public health in Europe. During the week the students have a one day field trip covering The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
Skills TrainingThe skills training in this module serves to introduce ASDL. Students learn to work with the so-called ‘Seven Step’ procedure to clarify and solve problems offered by the staff. They learn how to work together in a tutorial group as well as how to chair tutorial group meetings. Getting knowledge and experience in task and group maintenance roles as well as the influence of diversity in backgrounds of group members (gender, age, cultural backgrounds) are part of these workshops. In this week 4 workshops will be offered.
Doelstellingen van dit vak
With respect to knowledge and insight:
- to recognise interconnections between public health problems and European solutions
- to have an understanding of the history of public health
With respect to formation of a judgment:
- to learn to evaluate, reflect upon and manage own learning With respect to communication:
- to be able to find relevant literature in the library
- to be able to work in a tutorial group (team) and in particular to build on existing group skills, understand various intercultural and personal factors influencing tutorial groups, and learn how to tackle group activities that many students find difficult
- to be able to act as leader in terms of chairing a tutorial group meeting