Title: COMMUNITY, SOCIETY AND HEALTH
Keywords: Sociology (incl.. socio-cultural aspects)
Public Health
Equity
Empowerment
Disease prevention & control
Anthropology
Country: Germany
Institution: Germany - Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Course coordinator: Johannes Sommerfeld, Dr. phil, MPH
Date start: 2021-05-31
Date end: 2021-06-04
About duration and dates: 1 week (5 days) plus preparatory reading to be completed prior to the course (approx. 5 hours of reading time, annotated bibliography provided to course participants prior to the course) and time to complete essay (intervention proposal) after the course
Classification: advanced optional
Mode of delivery: Blended-learning
Course location: Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, Room 007
D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany
ECTS credit points: 2 ECTS credits
SIT: 60 SIT (40 hours contact time and 20 hours self- and group study time)

Annotated bibliography for pre-reading and further study will be shared with participants signed up to the course, see detailed curriculum
Language: English
Description: By the end of this course participants will be able to:
• appraise frameworks and conceptualizations for community and population health grounded in health social science;
• discuss multiple dimensions and pathways of social determinants of health;
• appraise ethics, human rights and equity issues in community and population health;
• formulate a short proposal for a community and societal health intervention based on multisectoral action
Assessment Procedures: Course participants are expected to attend course sessions full-time and participate actively in discussions and group assignments.

Participants’ learning will be assessed on:
• 70% (70/100 points): Intervention proposal for a community and/or population health project addressing social determinants of health based on multisectoral action (70% of final grade): Participants will prepare a proposal with guidance from the course coordinators. The proposal should be submitted before 2 weeks after the end of the course. Instructions and proposal structure will be made available to course participants during the course.
• 30% (30/100 points): Presentation on community and/or societal health intervention in specific site, followed by Q&A and discussion: On Day 5 of the course, participants will present their project, discuss it with the other participants and submit a short report (e.g., ppt presentation). The presentation will be graded on delivery and content, by the course coordinator with anynomized input from peer participants.

60% (60 points) minimum achievement on both assignments

Resit: Participants who have not reached the minimum pass grade of 60 out of 100 will have a second opportunity to pass the module. Re-evaluation will involve a new proposal (70%) and an exam on course content with 3 open questions requiring short text answers (30%)
Content: Community participatory involvement and civil society engagement are critical elements in advancing a public’s health. This advanced module is designed to provide knowledge and practical application skills for enhancing population health at community and societal levels. Current theory and practice from the health social sciences and public health will inform the practical development for community- and society-centered health strategies. These should involve and, potentially, empower communities and society at large with health.

Part I: The Health of Communities and Societies: Conceptual and Methodological Foundations from within Public Health and the Health Social and Behavioral Sciences (30 hours, including 10 hours of individual study and 20 hours of teaching content)
Part II : Intervention Design for Public Health Programmes adressing Social and Community-level Determinants of Public Health (30 hours, including 10 hours of teaching, 10 hours of facilitated group and individual work and 10 hours of post-course writing)
Methods: Hybrid blended learning combining face-to-face methods with online and e-learning opportunities. 2021 delivered online for participants unable to be present in Heidelberg during the course (good internet connectivity required). Others presence.
Prerequisites: English: TOEFL test 5.5 or IELTS 6.5 or equivalent language skills
Attendance: Minimum number of students: 6, Maximum number of students (including tropEd students): 20
Selection: First come, first serve
Fees: tropEd students: 500 EUR
General admission: 750 EUR
tropEd accreditation: Accredited March 2021 (valid until March 2026)
Remarks: Key reading:

Social Determinants Approaches to Public Health: From Concept to Practice. WHO 2011. https://www.who.int/social_determinants/tools/SD_Publichealth_eng.pdf

Other reading assignments and annotated bibliography upon enrolment and acceptance to the course.
Date Of Record Creation: 2021-03-19 06:06:04 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2021-03-19 12:10:08 (W3C-DTF)
Date Record Checked: 2021-03-19 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2021-03-19 12:10:08 (W3C-DTF)

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