Participatory Learning and Action: Tools for Community Development

Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg Universitätsklinikum / Institute of Public Health
16.07.2012 - 20.07.2012  Heidelberg
Course Content
Community empowerment & participation are crucial in order to achieve sustainability of any community health programme. This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop skills in participatory learning and action (PLA) methods and to understand and apply the theoretical foundations of PLA to primary health care. Topics include: Theoretical perspectives (e.g.critical theory); PLA methods (e.g. ranking, community mapping, time lines, Venn diagrams, visioning),; case stuties.
Learning objectives, training objectives
• Differentiate the principles of underlying participatory, collaborative & action-oriented approaches
• Critique examples in the application in terms of culture, gender & human rights
• Apply PLA methods to conceptual management approaches
Target Audience
Public health practitioners, medical doctors, nurses, policy makers, programme/project planners, managers, paramedical staff, social scientists, educators
English proficiency
University of Heidelberg; tropEd
Local Organizer
Short Courses in International Health Programme
Registration deadline:none - first come, first serve; please keep in mind the time you need for travel and visa arrangements.

Enquiries and Registration:

Ms. Nandita Rothermund
Development Cooperation - Advanced Training, Development Cooperation - Special Topics and Health, Public Health
Credit Points
2 ECTS - Points
EUR 750,00
Organizer contact info
Im Neuenheimer Feld 324
69120 Heidelberg
"Going International promotes access to education and training for all regardless of social, geographic and national borders."

European Public Health Association (EUPHA)Center of ExcellenceAMREF - African Medical and Research FoundationÄrztekammer für WienÖsterreichische Gesellschaft für Public HealthSwiss Tropical and Public Health InstituteHilfswerk AustriaOÖ Gebietskrankenkasse, Referat für Wissenschaftskooperation