Medical Peace Work

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At FutureLearn, we want to inspire learning for life. We offer a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions. Our aim is to connect learners from all over the globe with high quality educators, and with each other. We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, with plenty of opportunities to discuss what you’ve studied, in order to make fresh discoveries and form new ideas. Courses are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life, rather than your life around learning. We are a private company wholly owned by The Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education. Our partners include over 20 of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, including the British Council, the British Library, and the British Museum.

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Violence affects health in multiple ways. Medical peace work is an important and emerging field of expertise in health, violence prevention, and peace-building.

This course will introduce you to some of the key concepts, opportunities and dilemmas in the field through six case studies on causes, responses, roles, and duties of healthcare practitioners in dealing with violence and building peaceful societies.

Understand the role of healthcare in maintaining and building peaceful societies.

During the six weeks of this MOOC, we will cover six topics:

  • Recognising signs of domestic violence in clinical practice
  • Recognising and healing the effects of torture
  • Providing appropriate healthcare for refugees
  • Conflict-sensitive peace-health work in war and post-war areas
  • Preparing for the health effects of climate change
  • Responding to a nuclear explosion

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss definiti...

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Violence affects health in multiple ways. Medical peace work is an important and emerging field of expertise in health, violence prevention, and peace-building.

This course will introduce you to some of the key concepts, opportunities and dilemmas in the field through six case studies on causes, responses, roles, and duties of healthcare practitioners in dealing with violence and building peaceful societies.

Understand the role of healthcare in maintaining and building peaceful societies.

During the six weeks of this MOOC, we will cover six topics:

  • Recognising signs of domestic violence in clinical practice
  • Recognising and healing the effects of torture
  • Providing appropriate healthcare for refugees
  • Conflict-sensitive peace-health work in war and post-war areas
  • Preparing for the health effects of climate change
  • Responding to a nuclear explosion

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss definitions of peace, conflict, and violence and their relationship to the health professions
  • Understand the different types of medical peace work that health care professionals can participate in globally and locally
  • Recognise and respond to various forms of violence in health practice

This course has been created for people with some experience in healthcare. It is particularly relevant to students in clinical healthcare professions (such as medicine, nursing, and allied health) and equally relevant to those working in broader disciplines (such as public health, global health, and development studies).

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