MPW course 6: Refugee and migration challenges

Medical Peace Work
01.03.2014 - End February 2015  International
Online course
Course Content
Introduction to asylum and migration. The migrant’s journey and life in a camp. Adapting to a new landscape. The health and well-being needs of refugees and immigrants. Ethics and self-care for health workers.
Learning objectives, training objectives
The course will teach skills in culturally sensitive health care provision and address ethical dilemmas in relation to health and refugee work. It will create awareness of the psychosocial impacts of violent conflicts and of the journey of exile.
Target Audience
Doctors, nurses, public health workers, mental health practitioners, other health professionals, as well as students in these fields
Typical postgraduate careers and job opportunities
Health professionals work for humanitarian, development, human rights, or medical peace organizations abroad or at home. And, health professionals improve health outcomes for their patients and communities in violence-prone settings.
internet access
CME-accreditation for all specialties by the Norwegian Medical Association
Local Organizer
European Medical Peace Work Partnership
The Medical Peace Work online courses are self-running and multi-media e-learning tools. The content is presented in seven different courses. Estimated workload for this course is about 10 hours.

Enquiries and Registration:

Mr. Dr. Klaus Melf
Ms. Marion Birch
Development Cooperation - Advanced Training, Development Cooperation - First Mission Abroad, Development Cooperation - Special Topics and Health, Distance Learning, Health Promotion, Humanitarian Assistance - Complex Emergencies, Humanitarian Assistance - First Mission Abroad, NA, Public Health
Type of degree
Certificate of attendance, Certificate of completion
1,5 Days
Credit Points
10 CME
Participation is free
Organizer contact info
Revsfjora 310
5643 Strandvik
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