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Applying the Rights Based Approach in Achieving Health Related SDGs

June 04 - June 08, 2018 (application starting August 15, 2017)

 

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Content Overview

  • Theoretical framework and general concepts and principles of human rights, their relationship to and impact within the health sector.
  • Rights based approach in achieving the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to “leave no one behind,” with particular emphasis on health related SDGs.
  • Country case studies about integration of a human rights based approach into health policies, strategies, programming, implementation as well as monitoring and evaluation, with relation to indicators of health related SDGs.
  • Policy briefs for advocating application of human rights principles in the health sector
  • Roles of state and non-state actors in terms of rights- holders and duty-bearers.

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of the Course participants should be able to:  

  • Critically appraise the importance of the rights based approach in achieving the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to “leave no one behind,” focusing on health related SDGs.
  • Debate key international, national and regional mechanisms designed to protect and promote human rights within the health sector.
  • Design strategies to advocate for and monitor the application of human rights principles in the health sector to achieve health related SDGs.

     

    Learning Methods

    The course aims to initiate an active participatory learning process. It uses a combination of lectures, case studies, films and discussions in plenary (= total 30 hours), group work and presentations (= total 15 hours) and self-study (=15 hours).

     

     

    Assessment Procedures

    Course participants are expected to attend teaching sessions full-time and participate actively in discussions and group assignments.

     

    Assessment is based on an individual written assignment (approx. 1000 words); The writing task will be introduced during the first day of the course and will be submitted one week after course end the latest. The participant can choose between two options:

    • Policy brief for audiences such as decision-makers in the ministry of health, members of health committees in parliament, etc.
    • An essay arguing the advantages and disadvantages of a health policy or a public health law.

    If the student fails to reach the passing grade of 60% s/he will be able to submit a new written assignment on a different topic to be agreed upon together with the course coordinator and to be submitted not later than 2 weeks after receiving assessment result.

     

     

    Duration/ Accreditation:

    • 1 week plus assignment writing
    • 60 SIT (30 hours lectures/contact time, 15 hours group work and presentations, 15 hours self-directed learning, of which 10 hours are allocated for pre-reading before course start + 5 hours for individual assignment after course end)
    • 2 ECTS (tropEd Master in International Health)

     

    Course Fee

    • General admittance: € 750.-
    • tropEd students: € 500.-

    Included in the course fee is a non-refundable registration fee of € 200.-

     

    Please register as soon as possible as the number of participants is limited.

     

    Unfortunately, no Scholarships are available.

     

    If the participant withdraws from the course

    • less than 6 weeks prior: 25 % of the course fee will be charged.
    • less than 4 weeks prior: 50 % of the course fee will be charged.
    • less than 2 weeks prior: the whole course fee will be charged.

    The tuition fee does not include accommodation, insurance or other personal living costs during the stay.

     

     

    Contact Registration

    Anchal Sharma, MSc.

    Assistant Short Courses Coordinator

    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg

    Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, D-69120 Heidelberg

    Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 43 12 

    Fax: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 49 18

    assistants.sc@uni-heidelberg.de

     

    Short Course Programme Coordinator

    Nandita Rothermund-Bucher, M.A.

    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg

    Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, D-69120 Heidelberg

    Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 46 48 

    Fax: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 49 18

    short.courses@urz.uni-heidelberg.de

     

    Course Coordinators 

    Huzeifa Bodal

    German International Cooperation (GIZ)

    Dr. Florian Neuhann

    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg

     

    Teaching Coordinator/
    tropEd Coordinator

    Dr. Pauline Grys

    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg

    Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 50 48

    grys@uni-heidelberg.de

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    Course Coordinator

    Huzeifa Bodal,

    German International Cooperation (GIZ)

    Dr. Florian Neuhann,

    Institut of Public Health,

    Heidelberg University