Community participatory involvement and civil society engagement are critical elements in advancing a public’s health. This advanced module is designed to provide knowledge and practical application skills for enhancing population health at community and societal levels. Current theory and practice from the health social sciences and public health will inform the practical development for community- and society- centered health strategies. These should involve and, potentially, empower communities and society at large with health.
The course is divided in two parts:
– Part I: The Health of Communities and Societies : Conceptual and Methodological Foundations from within Public Health and the Health Social and Behavioral Sciences (30 hours, including 10 hours of pre-reading and 20 hours of teaching content)
– Part II: Intervention Design for Public Health Programmes adressing Social and Community-level Determinants of Public Health (30 hours, including 10 hours of teaching, 10 hours of facilitated group and individual work and 10 hours of post-coursewriting)