This course on War and Health teaches about the consequences of war and violence on human health, through online didactics and peer trainings. The course, intended for medical and public health trainees and practitioners, provides students the opportunity to learn about and practice techniques that may reduce those tragic consequences, with the collaboration of globally-available peers and local mentors. All components of this training (like all NextGenU.org trainings) are free, including registration, learning, testing, and the granting of a certificate of completion.
There are 8 modules to complete through online study and peer-to-peer activities. These modules provide an overview of the direct effects of war on public health, as well as indirect effects such as the displacement of native people and interpersonal violence. They will also address strategies to cope with these effects, and will address some of the root causes of war and violence such as poverty and injustice.
There are practice quizzes in each module, and at the end of the course you will complete a final exam, and be asked to provide your assessment of this training. You will receive all test results, including the final exam, and peer activity evaluations. We can report your testing information and share your performance results with anyone (your school, employer, etc.) you request. We hope that you will find this to be a rewarding, effective, and enjoyable learning experience. The assessment that you provide at the course’s conclusion will help us improve the training for future students.
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This course is co-sponsored by: International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the European Medical Peace Work Network, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the University of Gezira, and the University of Haifa. Like all NextGenU courses, it is competency-based using competencies adapted from the European Medical Peace Work Network. In addition, the course uses resources from accredited, world-class organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the United Nations, and the World Health Organization.
The course co-developers are: Erica Frank, MD, MPH; Yasmin Kassam, MPH candidate; and Sarah Youngblutt, PhD candidate, supported by an Advisory Committee composed of: Thomas L. Hall, MD, DrPH; Shai Linn, MD, DrPH; and Dr.med. Klaus Melf, MPhil.