Groningen, Netherlands

Health Equality in All Policies

when 1 July 2024 - 5 July 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 205

The ‘’Health Equality in All Policies’’ summer school is a five day program which offers a unique illustration of the field of public health. By definition, this is a field in which many different perspectives are needed and a wide range of stakeholders work together. This summer school will give you an understanding of the complexities of such a broad policy area. You will learn about relevant theoretical perspectives and what we can learn from those when considering public health challenges. We will focus on the urgent theme of reducing health inequalities. Participants apply the insights they gain each day to a challenge.

Each day the program focuses on a different policy discipline and its relevance to public health and health equality. Day 1 will be an introduction to health inequalities; the challenge that is central to the summer school and getting to know each other. On Day 2 we will focus on public health from a psychological point of view.

On day 3 participants will be introduced to how the humanities view health. Day 4 will introduce you to how the built and social environment affect health. On day 5 participants will identify the role of law in reducing health inequalities. The program will include a multitude of inspiring elements such as lectures, city walks, games, stories and rich practices.

Course leader

Marije Bosch
Erik Buskens

Target group

Bachelor students from year 2 and up, master students postgraduate students (PhDs, post-docs), researchers and practitioners in the public health domain; all disciplines are welcome!

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

Course aim

During the course you will:

- Get to know different interdisciplinary perspectives to consider a complex public health challenge (reducing health inequalities in policies regarding the obesogenic environment in the city of Groningen)
- Combine these different perspectives in the design of contributions/solutions towards this complex challenge
- Experience the added value of combining various interdisciplinary perspectives in contributions towards the challenge
- Gain insight into how to reduce health inequalities

Credits info

1.5 EC
Preparation: 6,5 hours
Lectures and workshops: 34,5 hours
Presentation: 1 hour

Upon successful completion of the programme, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload of 42 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 205: for Bachelor and Master students
EUR 305: for PhD's and professionals

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