Advanced Course on Community Health
Designed for refugees and people on the move
At the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Identify the key priorities in terms of community health
- Complete basic health tasks to prevent and mitigate the health risks in their communities.
- Develop collaborative competencies with peers and local actors to prevent and mitigate health risks.
- Help reinforce the well-being and resilience between peers and within their community.
Current community health workers or individuals who want to reinforce their competencies and knowledge in community health.
Prof. Karl Blanchet,
Centre d’Etudes Humanitaires, Institut de Santé Globale, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
Dr Rafael Luis Ruiz De Castaneda,
Institut de Santé Globale, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Genève
- Introduction to Community Health
- First Aid (Basics)
- Environmental health
- Non-communicable diseases
- Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Child health
- Communicable diseases
- Health ageing
- Mental health and psychosocial support
International Federation of the Red Cross
Blended learning: distance learning combined with practical seminars.
English (soon in French and Arabic)
12 credits corresponding to 250 learning hours.
- Good understanding of English
- Explicit motivation of assisting the community
- Previous experience in community health recommended
Number of participants
Max. 20 participants
InZone at University of Geneva offers a number of full or partial scholarships for refugees in countries where they operate.