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Migration, Violence and Mental Health among Urban Poor (CAS)

City councils, politicians, NGOs and others are in urgent need of developing a rational approach of dealing with related problems such as the exponential growth of large cities as well as a notable increase of mental health issues. This program is based on national and international Global Health and Urban Health concepts. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges of migration, disintegration of families, violence stress related conditions, mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety syndromes, ill health due to crowding, and other phenomena of urbanization. You will learn from both scientists and practitioners from various backgrounds: mental health care specialists, migration experts, conflict advisers, and social scientists from anthropology, international relations and religious studies.

  • interdisciplinary, international, cutting-edge learning experience
  • great head start for your career in global health
  • input from scientists and practitioners from the fields of anthropology, international relations and religious studies
  • identify and quantify biological-psychological-social threats to health and risk factors in urban areas

Dates / Location / Cost

DateLocation Costs
22.03.2021-07.05.2021
Course ID: UFR_GuH_Migr_202103
Freiburg 2.500,00 

Institution and Location

Institution

Faculty of Medicine, Center of Medicine and Society, University of Freiburg

Location

University of Freiburg,
MSc Global Urban Health Program
Bismarckallee 22, Third Floor
79098 Freiburg

Target Audience and Prerequisites

Target Audience

Health professionals, social scientists, researchers and policy makers involved in urban development
and health intervention planning.

Prerequisites

  • proficiency in reading and speaking English
  • ideally, at least one year of professional experience

Course Format, Certification, Quality Assurance

Course Format

Präsenz / Physical Presence

Certification

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)

Workload

Five weeks fulltime attendance (Monday-Friday)

Creditpoints (ECTS)

10

Language

English

Academic Recognition

The CAS on “Migration, Violence and Mental Health among Urban Poor”  is a component of the Master of Science in Global Urban Health at the University of Freiburg. After completing this CAS participants can extend their studies to obtain a Master of Science in Global Urban Health if they take part in the full program.

In case of entering the full Master’s Program, one advanced module / CAS can be completed before participating in the core module.

Dates and Deadlines

Course Dates

  • Mental Health Module (Week 1, presence): 22.03.21-26.03.21
  • Easter Break: 29.03.21-11.04.21
  • Mental Health Module (Week 2, presence): 12.04.21-16.04.21
  • Migration Module (Weeks 1 and 2, presence): 19.04.21-30.4.21
  • Week of self-study to prepare assessment: 03.05.21-07.05.21

Costs

Costs

2500€ including materials, excursion, administ ration fee, living costs are not included

Instructors

Mental Health Module:

  • Convenor: Gayatri Salunkhe
  • Lecturers: K.Fritzsche, C. Lahmann, A. Zeeck, S. Schmidt, K. Scheidt, P. Scheib, G. Salunkhe
  • Expertal speakers: G. Leininger, L. Wolfski

Migration Module:

  • Convener: Laura Wall
  • Lecturers: Lecturers: A. Supady, H. Serra, J. Wägerle, A. Muth, Jung-Hecker, T. Epkenhans
  • External experts: M. McClaren; A. Scherr (PH), J. Wägerle (PH), Huschka, Heneke, L. Wall

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