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OnderwijsUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsHealth and Human Rights

Course Information

Target group

This course targets a multidisciplinary audience. It is attractive to students with backgrounds in medicine, law, and health sciences with a keen interest in health and human rights, early career researchers in these areas, and (law and policy) practitioners and civil society representatives working in the field of (global) health governance who aim to learn more on how to use law as a normative framework and regulatory tool.

Level requirements

This summer course is intended for Bachelor students and (research) Master students in law, health science, health economics, and medicine, early career researchers, civil society representatives, and (law and policy practitioners).

The summer school programme will start on Monday 9 July 2018 at 9AM and end on Friday 13 July 2018 at 5PM.

We recommend participants to arrive before Sunday 2PM, so they can participate in the welcoming activities.

Lecturers include experienced health and human rights specialists Prof. Brigit Toebes and dr. Marie Elske Gispen (RUG), experts with a background in medicine and health science Prof Annemieke Hoek and dr. Machteld Hylkema (UMCG), and dr. Jasper Been (Erasmus MC), and experienced policy and practice specialists Mr. David
Patterson (IDLO), and Ms. Laura Houtenbos (Dutch Cancer Society).
Learning outcomes

After this course you are able to:
1. Have a sound understanding of the NCD pandemic and risk factors, applicable international and domestic law
2. Apply the international legal framework to NCDs
3. Make concrete proposals for NCD law and policy in a domestic setting

Workload + certificate

Participants will receive preparatory readings in advance of the summer school. During the week they will have approximately 30 contact hours and about 8 hours of group work. After successful completion of the summer school, a certificate of attendance will be awarded.

Language requirements

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English .

Last modified:02 October 2018 1.07 p.m.