Advanced Course on Community Health (2024)

LocationGeneva, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
Deadline15 August 2024

CHF 2000.-

To enrol, please send your request - including your CV and covering letter - to inzone(at)unige[.]ch .

InZone at the University of Geneva offers a number of full or partial scholarships for refugees in countries in which they operate. For more information, contact inzone(at)unige[.]ch .

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.

  • Introduction to Community Health
  • Pre-pregnancy, Maternal and Newborn Health
  • Child Health and Disease Prevention
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Introduction to Infectious Diseases
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Health Emergencies and First Aid I
  • Health Emergencies and First Aid II
  • Healthy lifestyles and Non-Communicable Diseases prevention, control and management
  • Mental health and disabilities
  • Digitalisation and Innovation in Health Systems: The Future of Connected Community Health Workers

Pedagogical method

The course is online with specific practical workshops in health establishments. It consists of six learning blocks and 12 thematic modules, each covering several subjects. The 12 modules will be delivered on a monthly basis - 1 module per month with 1 to 2 weeks of learning at a rate of 2 to 4 hours per day - throughout the academic year from September to June.

  • Good understanding of English
  • Explicit motivation of assisting the community
  • Previous experience in community health recommended

  • Prof. Karl BLANCHET, Faculty of Medicine, Director, University of Geneva
  • Dr. Rafael LUIS RUIZ DE CASTAÑEDA, Faculty of Medecine, University of Geneva
  • Thierry AGAGLIATE, Executive Director, InZone

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