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Summer School Teaching Interventions Crossing Borders

The Center for International Health, in cooperation with the Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine organizes an annual summer school for health professionals.

The last course was held in Costa Rica from March 16 - 23, 2019.
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The course aims to initiate an active participatory learning process. It uses a mixture of both presentations and interactive group work. Key facts and concepts are addressed in interactive lectures. Readings add practical skills and contribute to a better understanding and process analyses. The development of relevant skills is supported by tutored group work and group presentations. Each participant will work on his/her own project to maximize the learning outcome!

  • Duration: 7 days / 54 hours
  • Target: Physicians and other health specialists currently working or currently being trained in low- or middle-income countries
  • Grade: Certificate of attendance / 5 ECTS points

Please note that all participants are required to bring a medical or public health related problem that they encounter during their work in their home countries. This should be a problem for which they aspire to develop an intervention using the teaching methods that will be taught to them throughout the course of the summer school.

Learning objectives

After active participation in the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify health related problems and their main causes, which can be corrected through training / educational programs
  • Identify the most suitable target population for the intervention
  • Develop appropriate learning objectives for corrective and / or preventive actions
  • Plan and structure an educational strategy using modern methods
  • Implement the proposed interventions in their home countries
  • Evaluate the success of the interventions
  • Work in a global network of practitioners, researchers and health care workers

For further information please contact:
Phone: +49-(0)89-4400-52491