Universität Wien FIND

240111 VO+UE VM3 / VM8 - International Health and Humanitarian Work (2019W)

Continuous assessment of course work
SGU

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Details

Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes

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LV Nr. der Med Uni 851.101

Ort: HS2 Hygiene

Do 10.10.2018 16:00 18:15
Do 17.10.2018 16:00 18:15
Do 24.10.2018 16:00 18:15
Do 31.10.2018 16:00 18:15
Do 07.11.2018 16:00 18:15
Do 14.11.2018 16:00 18:15
Do 21.11.2018 16:00 18:15
Do 28.11.2018 16:00 18:15
Do 05.12.2018 16:00 18:15
Do 12.12.2018 16:00 18:15


Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This practice seminar will offer an inter/trans-disciplinary overview on
healthcare aspects when working in the so-called 'Global South'
(formerly: developing countries) and will confer basic knowledge on the history, actors and principles in the humanitarian arena. It will be
touching on the fields of infectious diseases, water/sanitation,
appropriate technology, tropical surgery, post-colonial and gender
studies, waste management, sociology - to name a few. The focus will be on providing a deeper insight and a critical reflection on practical aspects of working under resource limited settings and give an overview of existing resources as well as recent international spin-off collaborations.
guest lectures with discussions, supported by audio-visual material,
thematic focus:
- presenting internationally active unconventional initiatives in
international health
- basic introduction to global health
- analysis of practical examples and pitfalls from the field (surgical /
medical /social / technical...)
-aid dependency and humanitarian dilemma
-critical reflection on humanitarianism and development aid
-inter/transdisciplinary approach towards shelter, access to food, water and sanitation and their impact on health - and mitigation strategies
-international players and institutions in essential surgical care and
global health
-access to uptodate information resources and preparation for missions

- Dagmar Schoder (Vétérinaires sans frontières)
- Christoph Lachberger (TU Vienna architecture, clay building of a health care facility in South Sudan)
- Bianca Drepper (Unversity of Leuven Geography, Belgium)
- Fritz Ofner (KSA / documentary movie director)
- Julia Ha (Medica Mondiale - sexual violence in conflict)
- Andreas Hodel (Search & Rescue / Logistics, ETH Zurich)
- Simone Böll (Infectious diseases, Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Spital)
- Helmuth Hartmeyer (Global Education / formerly Austrian Development Agency)
- Herbert Mushumba (Forensic Medicine, Hamburg / Rwanda)
- Martin Röggla (Emergency medicine, AKH)
- Maximilian Seilern (Ground Truth Solutions)
- Stefan Kienberger (UNOOSA / University of Salzburg Geoinformatics)
- Ursula Trummer (Center for Health & Migration)
- Doris Burtscher (Médecins sans frontières)
- Mina Lahlal (Trauma Surgery / International Development Studies)
- Ruth Kutalek (Public Health, MUW)
- Astrid Erber (MUW)
- Ziad Khatib (AGES)
- Pritsch Michael (LUdwig-Maximilian-Universität München, Chagas disease & art)
- tbc Capacare (Sierra Leone)
- Denise Lassar (International Organization for Migration)
- Harald Noedl (World Health Organization)
- Elena Jirovsky (MUW)

Assessment and permitted materials

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Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The aim is to deploy the potential of the manifold disciplines involved in international health and draw from the pre-existing body of experience of their professionals based locally or abroad - and access these to the students. This should provide a ground for further endeavors and increase the sensitization and learning curve with respect to humanitarian dilemmas while challenging the own position and expecting the unexpected. The previously mentioned is geared towards avoiding the constant recurrence of common pitfalls and unnecessary frustrations while working towards an eye-level interaction in international encounters beyond scratching the surface.

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

VM3/ VM8

Last modified: Tu 10.09.2019 09:48