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Gender-based Violence, Health and Healthcare

  • Number of credits 5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Autumn Term 2022

About the course

The course provides an overview of gender-based violence from both an international and national perspective, focusing on the relationship between gender-based violence and health, and the role of the healthcare system in responding to gender-based violence. The course is aimed both at researchers, activists/volunteers and practitioners working in healthcare, public health, and gender-based violence.

It is structured in four parts: the first and second parts focus on the extent of the problem of gender-based violence, its connection with health, theoretical explanations and definitions and the evolution of institutional responses to gender-based violence. The third part focuses on the healthcare responses to gender-based violence, both from an international and national perspective, including a critical analysis of the consequences of the (bio)medicalization of gender based violence. The fourth part examines different aspects of gender-based violence in relation to different types of violence (for example sexual violence) and/or different groups. Here, issues regarding e.g. functional variation, age, sexuality and racialization are examined.

The course is distance-based and structured in four parts, each of them including lectures and a seminar/panel discussion. There are three compulsory meetings that students can join in person or digitally.

Application and eligibility

Gender-based Violence, Health and Healthcare, 5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2022 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

12 September 2022

Ends

18 December 2022

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 25%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

3

Number of other meetings

None

Outline for distance course

It is a distance course. The seminars and compulsory sessions will be live sessions conducted via Zoom and in the classroom (with the possibility of attending either in person or via Zoom).

Required Knowledge

90 ECTS in health, healthcare, social sciences, gender studies fields or equivalent foreign higher education. English proficiency equivalent to English B/6 from Swedish Upper secondary education. Entry requirements

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-30423

Application

Application deadline was 19 April 2022. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 12,367

Total fee

SEK 12,367

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Course is given by
Epidemiology and Global Health
Contactperson for the course is:
Ulrika Harju