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Confronting Gender Based Violence: Global Lessons for Healthcare Workers

Starts july 21 | flexible deadline | virtual

This course introduces participants from the healthcare sector to gender based violence (GBV), including global epidemiology of GBV; health outcomes; seminal research; and clinical best practices for GBV prevention, support, and management. A core curriculum is supplemented by lectures that contextualize the content with specific examples and programs from around the world. The core curriculum introduces learners to a global perspective on gender based violence (GBV), and includes a review with Dr. Claudia Garcia-Moreno of the new WHO guidelines on responding to violence. Students who wish to receive Honors Recognition will complete the honors module, which expands on the core material and highlights special circumstances and programs.

This is an in-depth course with 2 components: 1) Core curriculum introduces GBV from a global perspective, with an emphasis on ensuring a strong health sector response to GBV and teaching key competencies for social workers, physicians, nurses, midwives, community health workers, counselors, and other healthcare workers. Completion of the core content is required for students to pass the course. 2) Honors curriculum offered by experts from around the world helps students dive deeper into certain issues, and touches on unique populations and specialized topics. Completion of Honors curriculum is required for those students who wish to receive a Certificate of Accomplishment with Honors. After taking the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the global epidemiology of leading forms of GBV and the evidence linking GBV to poor health.
  • Articulate the challenges, strategies, and WHO guidelines for integrating GBV response within the health sector.
  • Describe the components of a comprehensive clinical assessment, treatment, and management of a GBV survivor.
  • Describe the appropriate psychosocial support and management of a GBV survivor.

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Planning and Managing Global Health Programmes: Promoting Quality, Accountability, and Equity


Discover the inner workings of how to plan and manage a global health initiative

Planning and managing a global health initiative involves a complex set of issues. At every level from global to national and sub-national, there are a wide range of considerations to take into account.

Using the polio eradication effort as a case study, you’ll address the foundational concepts, theoretical frameworks and practical details involved within this complicated process.

Identify the logistical details of an effective global health programme

Planning and managing a global health initiative involves many steps and many actors.

These include establishing a robust supply chain, addressing corruption, thinking about the intersectionality of poverty and gender and considering how the programme may advance or hinder the larger goal of health equality.

Using the global polio eradication initiative as a case study, you’ll explore all of these stages and will decipher how to address each of them within the context of global health.

Discuss the best practices for human resources management in disease control programmes

You’ll also learn about how to acquire, train and deploy appropriate human resources to each individual stage of the global health programme, and will again use the polio eradication effort to put this into context.

Learn from the experts at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Convening the Synthesis and Translation of Research and Innovations from Polio Eradication (STRIPE) - a project bringing together polio experts from around the world - you’ll be learning from the best minds at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; a leading global institution in healthcare, as well as global health experts from STRIPE partner institutions.

Many lecturers who teach the course are partners as part of STRIPE, and these partnerships are recognised within every lecture.

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The Faculty Factory Podcast

Do you know about The Faculty Factory?  It’s a faculty development community sharing tools to build academic leaders. Developed by our own Dr. Kimberly Skarupski (Associate Dean for Faculty Development) in 2018, the podcast has had more than 15,000 downloads from listeners in 55 countries and the Faculty Factory website has drawn nearly 7,500 web visits from users in 77 different countries. In season 2, Kim invited guests to share “snippets” – short episodes designed to impart specific information directly to faculty members.

Episodes are brief (averaging less than 20 minutes) and are easily accessed through the Faculty Factory websiteYouTube, and your favorite podcast app. New episodes drop every Friday and topics have included: tips for dealing with uncertainty in uncertain times; guided meditation; time management; finance basics; proactive mentorship; career & time management; finishing the paper; self-determination theory; bringing joy to the workplace; education competencies; and difficult conversations. On Youtube, you can search within playlists on topics: Research & Scholarship; Leadership; Self-awareness & Self-management; Mentoring; Networking; and General Interviews.