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Understand the methods and importance of medical peace work. On this course you will learn about some of the key concepts and challenges in the field of medical peace work, particularly the importance of violence prevention and peace practice for healthcare professionals.
You will cover aspects of theory, field work and advocacy focusing on working with domestic violence, refugee healthcare and healing torture victims. In each case you will consider the specific challenges of treating these victims of violence and the role you play in helping them.
This course has been created for people with some experience in healthcare. It is particularly relevant to clinical healthcare professionals working in medicine, nursing, and allied health.
1) Three case studies demonstrate how health professionals can:
- Recognise and respond to domestic violence in clinical practice.
- Provide appropriate healthcare for refugees.
- Recognise and help in healing victims of torture.
2) Basic concepts in Medical Peace Work, including:
- 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
- Understanding peace as the negation of violence
- Risks and limitations of medical peace work
We also offer a course called Global Health, Conflict and Violence which you may be interested in. These courses combined contain material from our previous course Medical Peace Work.
Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy
Professor of Public Health at the University of Bergen. Research interests: sexual and reproductive health; interpersonal violence. Teaching: Public Health, Medical Peace work, Epidemiology
Deputy Chief Medical Officer in the City of Bergen, Norway. Specialty: Community medicine. Doctorate: Occupational medicine. Master's degree: Peace and conflict transformation. Coordinator of MPW3.
The University of Bergen (UiB) offers first-class education and cutting-edge research at our location in the city centre of Bergen, Norway. We have collaborations worldwide, and are ranked among the world’s top 200 universities, according to the QS World University Rankings.
UiB has 14,000 students and 3,500 staff. The university has always had a strong international presence, and 21% of academic staff, 30% of PhD candidates and 11% of students at UiB are from outside of Norway.
The university was officially opened in 1948, and is a young and dynamic university. UiB offers comprehensive research and education. Our six faculties and 30 departments cover all the major academic disciplines.
Bordered by the North Sea to the west and mountains to the east, our proximity to nature is underlined by the university’s strong marine and environmental research.
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