Title: Planetary and Human Health in All Policies Training for Multisectoral Action (former name: Health in All Policies Training for Multisectoral Action)
Keywords: Multi/inter-sectorial approach
Health in all policies
Health Policy
Governance
Planetary
Country: Germany
Institution: Germany - Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
Course coordinator: Julian Fisher
Date start: 2023-04-17
Date end: 2023-04-21
About duration and dates: Ca. 10 hours pre-reading during the week prior to the course start + 1 week (face-to face) + plus 2 days for proposal development (submission deadline 1 week after face-to-face week)
Classification: advanced optional
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Course location: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Visitors’ address:
Augustenburger Platz 1
Campus address: Südring 3b
13353 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (30) 450 565 752
Fax: +49 (30) 450 565 989
Email: mscih-student@charite.de
Website: http://internationalhealth.charite.de/en/
tropEd representative: Dr Hans-Friedemann Kinkel
Email: mscih-coordinator@charite.de
ECTS credit points: 2.5 ECTS credits
SIT: 75 hours SIT
Contact: 30 hours (14.5 hours lectures + 9.5 hours Group work + 3 hours field visit + 2 hours exam + 1 hour Evaluation)
Self-study: 10 hours for pre-reading prioir to the course start + 15 hours (during face-to-face week) + 20 hours for written assignment after “module week”)
Language: English
Description:
At the end of the module students will be able to:
● Critically discuss examples of Planetary Health and Health in All Policies implementation at the local, regional and/or global level and identify challenges in HiAP implementation
● Discuss the purpose of a policy brief in the context of policy-making
● Analyse factors that support and contribute to an effective policy brief
● Describe approaches to policy negotiation and list the major stages of the negotiation process
● Define policy and describe the stages of the policy-making cycle including identifying characteristics of a “window of opportunity” for policy change
Assessment Procedures:
A 2 hour closed book multiple choice/short answer exam (ca. 25 questions, accounting 33% to the overall mark)
The exam will cover theoretical aspects of the module. The student passes the exam if ≥ 60% of the questions are answered correctly. An exam mark below 60% but ≥50% can be equalised with a good mark in the assignment (see below) if the overall mark is ≥60%
If the student fails s/he can re-sit (up to 2 times) on a date agreed on with the module coordinator (preferably within 4 weeks after the module).

An assignment (1500-2500 words, accounting 67% to the overall mark).

The assignment assesses the ability of the student to describe and analyse planetary and human health in all policies approach (e.g. on air pollution), water scarcity), and to translate and apply knowledge in a real world situation. For the assignment students are asked to select a country or region or city within a country and to:

1. Describe the challenge (e.g. outdoor air pollution) and key health impacts in their chosen setting (10% weight in the assignment’s grading)
2. Identify and describe examples of multisectoral collaboration and cooperation where health and other sectors have taken into account the implications of decisions in their respective policy development and implementation process, as well as identifying planetary and human health in all policies approach challenges and opportunities (10% weight in the assignment’s grading)
3. Analyse governmental and non-governmental responses at political/societal level (20% weight in the assignment’s grading)
4. Propose ways to develop if absent or improve if existing the countries response through HIAP (30% weight in the assignment’s grading) and
5. Identify potential barriers for implementation of the proposed interventions (10% weight in the assignment’s grading)
6. List challenges that the health sector faces in promoting HIAP (10% weight in the assignment’s grading)
7. Identify key leadership roles in the chosen setting for HIAP (10% weight in the assignment’s grading)

Each student will receive an individual feedback on the assignment and a grade using a rubric matrix. Students pass the assignment if they gain 60% or more of the achievable points. An mark below 60% but ≥50% in the assignment can be equalised with a good mark in the written exam (see above) if the overall mark is ≥60%If a student fails the assignment, s/he is allowed to revise and resubmit the assignment considering the comments provided by the marker (resit marks are not capped).

Students receives two grades based on their overall mark, one according to the German (absolute) 6 point decimal grading system (1.0 [excellent/sehr gut] – 6.0 [not sufficient/ungenügend], pass mark: ≥ 4.0 [sufficient/ ausreichend] and one according to the (relative) ECTS grading system (A top 10%, B next 25%, C next 39%, D next 25%, E lowest 10%).
Content:
The course will cover the following topics:
Day 1:
● Introduction to module (30 mins)
● Concepts of Planetary and Human Health in All Policies (lecture) (1.5 hr)
● Global Status Report on Health in All Policies (lecture) (1 hr)
● The policy-making process (lecture) (1.5 hr)
● Frame a complex health issue and identify its policy challenges and opportunities. Group work (1.5 hr)
● Self-study (3 hr)
Day 2
● The role of government in Planetary Health and Health in All Policies /whole-of-government approaches (lecture) (1 hr)
● The role of non-government stakeholders in Planetary Health and Health in All Policies /whole-of-society approaches (lecture) (1 hr)
● Preparing policy briefs (2 hr)
● Develop and present a policy brief. Group work (2 hr)
● Self-study (3 hr)
Day 3:
● Negotiating for health (lecture) (1.5 hr)
● Conflict analysis and resolution (lecture) (1.5 hr)
● Apply knowledge of negotiation to a role play. Group work (3 hr)
● Self-study (3 h)
Day 4
● Planetary Health and Health in All Policies implementation at local, regional and global levels (lecture) (1.5 h)
● Measuring progress in health (lecture) (1 h)
● The leadership role of the health sector in Planetary Health and Health in All Policies (lecture) (0.5 h)
● Review and critique of case study; a model contemporary health ministry. Group work (3 hr)
● Self-study (3 h)
Day 5
● Field Visits in Berlin (3 h)
● Written exam (2 h)
● Feedback & Evaluation & Instructions for essay (1 h)
● Self-study (3 hr)
Methods:
The course uses participatory learning, based on lectures with discussions (14.5 hrs), supervised/guided group work (9.5 hours) and field visits (3 hours), as well as self-directed learning (10 hrs pre-reading, 15 hrs during face-to-face week), and a written assignment (20 hours)
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of the core course.
English TOEFL test 550 or 213 computer-based or 79/80 internet-based or IELTS band 6.0.
Attendance:
Max. number of students: 30
In order to be permitted to write the exam and receive a grade report or an attendance certificate, students have to attend 85% of the face-to-face week.
Selection:
Participants are selected on a first come first served basis.
Fees:
687,50 € tropEd MScIH students and alumni
859,38 € for guest students
Scholarships:
None available
Major changes since initial accreditation: ITMIH/Charité has been supporting further development of WHO conceptual framework to promote health equity through multisectoral action on the social determinants to include planetary health and UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

ITMIH/Charité tropEd advanced modules i. Social Determinants of Health and ii. HIAP have been featured in WHO authored publication ‘Planetary health benefits from strengthening health workforce education on the social determinants of health’ see Box 1: Lifelong learning: a key enabler for addressing social determinants of health, and taking action for planetary health.

This emphasizes the importance of planetary health to both SDH and HIAP modules.
Student evaluation: Students highlight including planetary health in HIAP would address a gap in the module, align with current WHO workstreams, and improve synergy and coherence across the 2 modules.
Lessons learned: WHO Training manual for Health in All Policies has first section on SDH, and SDH advanced module has Block 12 Multisectoral Action and Governance, and Block 13. Multisectoral Action and Partnerships; Intersectoral planning for health and health equity; Identifying sources of health data and policy advice for multisectoral action which align with HIAP module.
tropEd accreditation:
First accredited at Online tropEd GA (“Hamburg”) (EC TelCo), September 2020, EC TelCo October 2022. This accreditation is valid until October 2027.
Remarks:
The module is based on and follows WHO Training manual for Health in All Policies, and WHO Manual on Integrating Social Determinants in Health Workforce Education and Training

The moderator is an WHO approved HIAP trainer, and co-editor WHO Manual on Integrating Social Determinants in Health Workforce Education and Training

Preparatory reading on the social determinants of health is required. WHO publication will be provided to participants ahead of the module.

Key literature
1. WHO Health in All Policies training manual
2. WHO Key learning on Health in All Policies: implementation from around the world
3. WHO Global Status report on Health in All Policies
4. WHO Practising a health in all policies approach— lessons for universal health coverage and health equity
Email Address: mscih-student@charite.de
Date Of Record Creation: 2017-12-17 15:11:47 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2017-12-17 20:33:35 (W3C-DTF)
Date Record Checked: 2020-09-21 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2022-11-02 08:05:03 (W3C-DTF)