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.
Gender-based Violence, Health and Healthcare, 5 credits
Autumn Term 2022
12 September 2022
18 December 2022
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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).
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.
Application deadline was
19 April 2022.
Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens.