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PGZ2226  - Practical Skills Public Health in International Context

Period 6: from 10-6-2024 to 5-7-2024
Coordinator: Stutterheim, S.
ECTS credits: 1
Language of instruction: English

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Deadline publication timetable
The date on which the timetable of this module is available: 17-5-2024

Deadline publication final result
The date on which the final grade of this module is available: 26-7-2024

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Course information

Description: EN:

Training 2.2: Role of culture in international healthcare and public health practice

In this training, students will work in small groups and develop an assessment of cultural factors within one specific population worldwide that must be taken into account if any specific type of health problem is to be addressed within that population. In addition to researching and documenting the cultural factors that must be taken into account, groups will develop a method for global communication among colleagues using any available (free) social media platform in a new and innovative way. This platform should be capable of allowing 5-10 public health professionals to develop a rapid assessment of the cultural barriers and assets to addressing a health problem within a specific population. Students will give a short presentation about their findings and will write an executive summary with a high-level description of the barriers and assets and the method. Detailed information about this training can be found in the Training 2.2 Manual.

Training 2.3: Skills in international and online collaboration

The development of skills to collaborate in teams is emphasized in every module in the Prevention and Health Bachelor programme. In a 1-hour training session in the first week of this course, you will receive practical information about intercultural and online collaboration. We will focus on what culture and cultural diversity are, and how culture can affect collaboration in teams. In addition, we will focus on strategies to ensure successful collaboration, both with international and online teams. Through theoretical information, practical tips, and interactive exercises, you will learn more about this topic. There are no deliverables associated with this training for students, although attendance is required.

Training 2.4: Migration as a public health concern

In this module, we will dive into migration as a public health concern. In training 2.4, you will receive a lecture on refugees and health and visit an asylum seekers centre in Limburg. This field excursion will provide an insight into inequalities in health related to migration and it can be food for thought on ethical dilemmas in health (care) and migration. Go with an open and critical mind.  

Goals: EN:
Key words: EN:
public health, migration, intercultural collaboration, cultural competence, globalization
Literature: -
Teaching methods:
  • Assignment(s)
  • Work in workgroup(s)
  • Lecture(s)
  • Working visit(s)
Assessments methods:
  • Assignment
  • Attendance
  • Presentation

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