Title: Health in detention
Keywords: Vulnerable groups (in general)
Values / Human rights / (bio)Ethics
Health systems
Communicable diseases (in general)
Country: Switzerland
Institution: Switzerland - Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Basel
Course coordinator: Raed Aburabi
Bernadette Peterhans
Date start: 2017-12-04
Date end: 2017-12-08
About duration and dates: 5 days
Classification: advanced optional
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Course location: Swiss TPH, Basel
ECTS credit points: 1.5 ECTS credits
SIT: 33 hours direct contact time, 10 hours self-directed learning and 2 hours written exam
Language: English
Description:
At the end of the module the student should be able to:
• Interpret the main legal instruments, professional codes, and declarations designed to protect the rights of prisoners, detainees, and health professionals responsible for the health care of these populations
• Appraise the most important health problems in places of detention
• Analyse and address health and human rights issues facing populations in detention.
Assessment Procedures:
A test with short answer questions and think pieces will be used to measure the individual performance of each tropEd participant.
Certificates confirming successful completion and / or attendance will be issued to tropEd students
In case of failure the participants can resit the exam once.
Content:
The course content includes the following topics:
• Global challenges in places of detention
• Legal and Human right framework for ICRC detention activities
• Importance and challenges of health care and public health approaches in places of Detention (for example mental health issues, drugs, vulnerable groups etc.)
• Comprehensive health assessment in places of Detention
• Nutrition, Scabies, TB, HIV
• Water-Sanitation
• Medical Ethics / Medical Confidentiality / Dual Loyality
• Management of Hunger Strikes
• Swiss Experience of Health Care in Detention
• Hunger Strikes and their management
• Health impact of solitary confinement and disciplinary segregation
• Human rights
Methods:
The facilitators will share their experiences and expertise with the participants.
Educational methods; Interactive presentations, discussion rounds and small case studies (33 hours direct contact time) and 10 hours self-directed learning

Educational methods: presentations50%, discussion round 25%, small case studies 25%
Prerequisites:
At least two years of professional experience

English requirements: TOEFL paper 550 / computer 213 / internet 79 – 80 or IELTS 6.0 or native speaker or completed higher education in English (with written proof)
Attendance:
Maximum 24 participants including tropEd participants
Selection:
First come, first serve
Fees:
1100 CHF, 900 CHF tropEd students
Scholarships:
None
tropEd accreditation:
Accredited in Basel, September 2015. This accreditation is valid until September 2020.
Email Address: bernadette.peterhans@unibas.ch
Date Of Record Creation: 2015-09-14 17:09:22 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2015-09-14 21:22:43 (W3C-DTF)
Date Record Checked: 2017-01-09 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2017-10-10 04:48:39 (W3C-DTF)

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