This course introduces participants from the healthcare sector to gender based violence (GBV), including global epidemiology of GBV; health outcomes; seminal research; and clinical best practices for GBV prevention, support, and management. A core curriculum is supplemented by lectures that contextualize the content with specific examples and programs from around the world. The core curriculum introduces learners to a global perspective on gender based violence (GBV), and includes a review with Dr. Claudia Garcia-Moreno of the new WHO guidelines on responding to violence. Students who wish to receive Honors Recognition will complete the honors module, which expands on the core material and highlights special circumstances and programs.
Confronting Gender Based Violence: Global Lessons for Healthcare WorkersJohns Hopkins University
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TOP REVIEWS FROM CONFRONTING GENDER BASED VIOLENCE: GLOBAL LESSONS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS
I enjoyed the course very much. Most informative. Found best practice sharing helpful. Only thing I did not enjoy was getting locked out of my tests & assignments. Thank you very much.
Insightful and comprehensive - even for people with prior understanding of GBV, this course is a fantastic way of refreshing the memory and keeping up with new findings.
Excellent course, speaks not only to health professional looking to investigate introductory concepts related to GBV and VAW, but for policy professionals as well
Very interesting course. I am not a healt worker, but I work in development aid on youth issues and it was very useful as inspiration for project designing.
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When will I have access to the lectures and assignments?
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What will I get if I purchase the Certificate?
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Is financial aid available?
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How is the course formatted?
The basis of this course is a series of lecture videos between 10-20 minutes in length. These videos cover the major course concepts.
Our peer-graded written assignments are designed to help students generate the products and identify the resources needed to pinpoint GBV issues. They will identify these issues in their own practices or experiences, and begin to shape an evidence-based response. Weekly comprehension quizzes cover the content of the lecture videos at the end of each section.
We offer an online discussion group, moderated by our course faculty, to facilitate student communication, discussion and reflection on the course content.
Supplemental materials include: lecture slides (.pdf), optional readings, and case examples.
Is this course a good source of help for people who have been or currently are experiencing gender-based violence?
No, this course is not intended for that purpose. This course is intended for health care providers who are dealing with gender-based violence among their patient population. If you have experienced or are currently experiencing gender-based violence or violence of any kind, you should seek help from a trusted and reliable source.
Are disturbing and uncomfortable topics covered in this course?
Yes, this course does touch on some disturbing and uncomfortable topics. Also, explicit language is used in one interview featured within the course.
How long will this course run?
This course will run for only 4 sessions: Jul 11, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016, Oct 3, 2016 - Nov 6, 2016, Jan 9, 2017 - Feb 12, 2017, and Apr 10, 2017 - May 14, 2017
You will need to finish your coursework by May 14, 2017 in order to achieve your certificate, as refunds and extensions will not be granted.
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