Title: Health in Detention
Keywords: Vulnerable groups (in general)
Public Health
Human Rights
Health systems
Ethics
Country: Switzerland
Institution: Switzerland - Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Basel
Course coordinator: Bernadette Peterhans
Date start: 2021-12-06
Date end: 2021-12-10
About duration and dates: 5 days
Classification: advanced optional
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Course location: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Socinstrasse 57, P.O. Box, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
www.swisstph.ch
in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland

tropEd Coordinators:
Bernadette Peterhans bernadette.peterhans@swisstph.ch
Axel Hoffmann axel.hoffmann@swisstph.ch
Course application: courses@swisstph.ch
ECTS credit points: 1.5 ECTS credits
SIT: 33 hours direct contact time
10 hours self-directed learning
2 hours written exam
45 hours SIT
Language: English
Description:
At the end of the module the student should be able to:
• Define 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 2 hour MCQ test will be used to measure the individual performance
Passing mark 60%, 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 framework for ICRC detention activities
• Medical Ethics / Medical Confidentiality / Dual Loyality
• Importance and challenges of health care and public health approaches in places of Detention
• Health Assessment in places of Detention
• Nutrition, Mental Health/drug abuse and NCDs
• Multidrug resistance TB, HIV and Hepatitis
• Environment and health
• Swiss Experience of Health Care in Detention (including a visit to places of detention in Basel)
• Hunger Strikes and their management
• Torture and ill treatment
• Health impact of solitary confinement and disciplinary segregation
Methods:
The course is based on the principles of adult learning and the teachers facilitate the learning process. The facilitators will share their experiences and expertise with the participants.
Educational methods: presentations 50%, 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
First come, first serve
Selection:
The course is in high demand therefore early application is an asset
Fees:
1100 CHF, 900 CHF tropEd students
Scholarships:
None
tropEd accreditation:
Accredited in Basel, September 2015. Reacredited in Rabat (EC TelCo), March 2020. This course is valid until March 2025.
Remarks: Overall the course is in high demand, last year we have admitted 27 participants
Email Address: courses@swisstph.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: 2018-03-06 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2021-01-12 11:43:34 (W3C-DTF)

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