Global Health, Conflict & Violence
Understand the role of medical peace work and healthcare workers in times of conflict and violence with this online course from the University of Bergen.
Who is the course for?
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.
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:
The forms that violence can take: direct, structural, and cultural
The hierarchies of violence: collective, interpersonal, and self-induced
The levels at which violence takes place: mega, macro, meso, and micro
How to prevent all these forms of violence
We also offer a course called Addressing Violence Through Patient Care which you may be interested in. Both of these courses contain material from our previous course entitled Medical Peace Work.
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