The one-week course in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) provides health professionals with the information, methods and tools needed to analyse and address health and human rights issues affecting people in detention. The course covers topics such as prisoner health, health systems, control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and ethical issues that arise when providing health services to people in detention. It also provides an overview of the main legal instruments, professional codes and declarations designed to protect the rights of prisoners, detainees and patients. This course is open to participants working in the field of health in detention, nationally or internationally, and uses a multidisciplinary approach to bring together academics and clinical, public health and legal experts.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to define the main legal instruments, professional codes and declarations designed to protect the rights of prisoners, detainees and the health professionals responsible for their care. They will also be able to assess the main health problems in places of detention and to analyse and address the health and human rights issues faced by people in detention.
At a Glance
The course is open to participants from a range of backgrounds and countries. Most participants are trained health professionals (doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, veterinarians), but participants from other disciplines such as health managers and planners, social scientists, health systems researchers, and educators also contribute to the diversity of the course.
Candidates should apply via the online application form with the required documents.
Participants must have a first professional qualification (e.g. bachelor's degree), at least 2 years' work experience and an adequate level of English (TOEFL Paper 550/ TOEFL Computer 213/ TOEFL Internet 79 - 80/ IELTS 6.0 or native speaker or university degree in English).
The number of participants is limited to 24.
Total course fee: CHF 1,200 (payable 4 weeks before the course starts). For students registered as tropEd Master students at a tropEd home institution, the course fee is CHF 900.
This amount includes the registration fee of CHF 100, which is due at the time of acceptance to reserve a place. If a participant does not attend the course, the registration fee is non-refundable. Cancellations received less than 4 weeks before the start of the course are subject to a cancellation fee of CHF 300.
Health, accident and travel insurance is not covered by Swiss TPH but is highly recommended.
Scholarships are not available for this course.
In the event of an insufficient number of participants, the course may be cancelled up to 4 weeks before the start of the course. Swiss TPH is not responsible for any costs related to flight bookings, travel, etc.