3-Day Health Courses
Next Upcoming Courses: 23 November – 6 December 2017
Venue: Accra, Ghana
Taught by Veronica Fynn Bruey, PhD (c), LLB, an award-winning international interdisciplinary researcher in law, public health, science and psychology, the courses “Introduction to Public Health”, “Women Reproductive Rights” and “Women’s Health and Human Rights” will help participants to receive a deeper understanding of health challenges and gain the skills to engage in health promotion and advocacy.
Introduction to Public Health
This is an introductory course intended to introduce students to the multi-disciplinary aspects of public health. The course will provide a history of public health, an introduction to the core principles and competencies of public health, ethical and legal basis of public health, implementing, monitoring and assessing and carrying out health promotion education and wellness.
Women Reproductive Rights
The relevance of global reproductive and sexual health with emphasis on maternal health cannot be over-emphasized as maternal deaths top global mortality rates. With reference to Millennium Development Goal #5 (Maternal Health), this course focuses on various concepts of health and medicalization including contraception, abortion, infertility, menstruation, menopause, prenatal care and childbirth. By the end of the course, students should be able to demonstrate deeper understanding and advance knowledge of challenges, limitations and complexities of women’s reproductive health.
Women’s Health and Human Rights
This course attempts to present an overview of women’s health and human rights concerns from a comparative international perspective. Taking into consideration women’s life span (from birth to adulthood) the courses dissects various socio-legal implications on women’s health and human rights such as unequal access to education, vulnerability to sexual violence and abuse, maternal mortality and challenges associated with feministic approaches toward implementing change.