This War and Health course provides techniques that help reduce the negative impacts of war and violence on human health. All components of this training are free, including registration, learning, testing, and a certificate of completion.
This course is intended for medical and public health trainees and practitioners.
This War and Health course was developed in partnership with International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the European Medical Peace Work Network,
Physicians for Social Responsibility, the University of Gezira, and the University of Haifa. Like all NextGenU courses, it is competency-based; this course utilizes competencies adapted from the European Medical Peace Work Network. In addition, the War and Health course uses resources from accredited, world-class organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Physicians for Social Responsibility, the United Nations, and the World Health Organization. The War and
Health course co-developers are Erica Frank, MD, MPH; George Holt, MD, MSE, MPH, MABE, D Bioethics, D HL; Yasmin Kassam, MPH candidate; and Sarah Youngblutt, Ph.D. candidate, supported by an Advisory Committee composed of: Thomas L. Hall, MD, DrPH; Shai Linn, MD, DrPH; and Dr.med. Klaus Melf,
For a publication on this course’s efficacy, see “Building Public Health Capacity through Online Global Learning,” (2018), Open Praxis, to see more research related to NextGenU.org’s educational model, check out NextGenU.org’s publication page. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of future updates, new courses, and to be part of our community.
There are two components to this course. The first component involves completing the following 8 modules which provide:
3. Overviews of some of the root causes of war and violence such as poverty and injustice
Approximate time required for the required readings for the course is 45 hours at an average reading rate of 144 words/minute; in addition, there are required activities.
At the end of each module, there is a practice quiz. At the end of the course, you will take a final exam; a chance to evaluate the course will also be provided.
In order to receive a certificate of completion, you will need to also complete the second component of the course, which includes four required peer activities.
The results of your assessments will be provided to you, and we can report your testing information and share your work with anyone you request (school, employer, etc.). We hope that you will find this a rewarding learning experience, and we count on
your assessment and feedback to help us improve this training for future students.
The course requires completion of all required peer activities. At the end of each lesson, there is a practice quiz. At the end of the course, after you’ve completed each lesson, quiz, and activity, you’ll have access to a final exam, and a chance to
assess the training. Once you’ve passed that last test, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from NextGenU.org and our course’s co-sponsoring organizations (listed above). We keep all of your personal information confidential,
never sell any of your information, and only use anonymized data for research purposes, and we are also happy to report your testing information and share your work with anyone (your school, employer, etc.) at your request. We hope that you will find
this a rewarding learning experience, and we count on your assessment and feedback to help us improve this training for future students.
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