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
About this Course
Approx. 22 hours to complete
Approx. 22 hours to complete
Johns Hopkins University
The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I have access to the lectures and assignments?
Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.
What will I get if I purchase the Certificate?
When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.
What is the refund policy?
You will be eligible for a full refund until two weeks after your payment date, or (for courses that have just launched) until two weeks after the first session of the course begins, whichever is later. You cannot receive a refund once you’ve earned a Course Certificate, even if you complete the course within the two-week refund period. See our full refund policy.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. Learn more.
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.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Course?
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