Humanitarian Medical Aid Course, 8+9 Oct 2016
Venue: Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester, M1 3BB
6 Hrs CPD Accredited
10 years strong and revamped, the Humanitarian Medical Aid Course is an educational experience like no other. Developed by Doctors Worldwide, the course is open to all health care professionals who are looking to begin their journey in the complex industry of humanitarian work, and want to make a difference to the world and the lives of others.
The course aims to share knowledge and experiences, encourage debate, promote reflection as well as have a good time networking, while introducing concepts around humanitarian medical emergencies and longer-term health development programmes.
The Course is taught by an experienced faculty of practitioners who have blended their medical careers with volunteerism. They’ve witnessed and worked across the divide of emergencies and long term health development. This expertise, backed up by on-going real life projects at Doctors Worldwide, will be shared during the course.
Day 1 is themed around humanitarian medical relief work and covers issues around motivation and expectations, medical response in humanitarian emergencies, conducting needs assessments, humanitarian principles and cultural considerations, a simulated emergency scenario as well as a volunteer account.
Day 2 focuses more on humanitarian health development, providing a background of the global health system, as well as exploring some of the practical ways in which volunteers can get involved in such work, whether it be clinical, strengthening health systems or in teaching, in addition to sharing some tips on how to get started.
Who should attend?
Many of us think about volunteering abroad, and sharing and using our skills to help others in need. If you want to know what it takes, or would like to find out more then join us on our specially designed course. Previous participants have included Health Professionals, Medical Students, Charity & NGO staff, academics and students interested in Public Health and International Medical Aid.
Early Bird Fee (20% discount extended until 19 Sept) £144
Charity staff or members (20% discount) £144
Standard Fee £180
Course fees include course materials, certificate of completion, as well as lunch and refreshments.
* The course is dependent on a minimum number of attendees for it to be viable. We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel with a full refund for bookings made.
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