MPW course 1: Health workers, conflict and peace

Medical Peace Work
01.03.2014 - End February 2015  International
Online course
Course Content
Public health approach to war and other forms of violence; health care workers’ contribution to the reduction of peace deficits; health professionals’ own peace qualities and other useful peace skills; opportunities for violence prevention and peace promotion at workplace and in clinical practice.
Learning objectives, training objectives
Course 1 is an introduction to Medical Peace Work. It gives you a basic summary of terminology and concepts, and provides an overview of the courses that follow. Some useful peace skills are also presented.
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 8 hours.

Enquiries and Registration:

Mr. Dr. Klaus Melf
Development Cooperation - First Mission Abroad, Development Cooperation - Special Topics and Health, Distance Learning, Health Promotion, Humanitarian Assistance - First Mission Abroad, NA, Public Health
Type of degree
Certificate of attendance, Certificate of completion
Education form
1 day
Credit Points
Participation is free
(free of charge)
Organizer contact info
Revsfjora 310
5643 Strandvik
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