|Johns Hopkins University
|2-4 hours (per week)
This course introduces participants from the healthcare sector to gender based violence (GBV), including global epidemiology of GBV; health outcomes; seminal research; and clinical best practices for GBV prevention, support, and management. A core curriculum is supplemented by lectures that contextualize the content with specific examples and programs from around the world. The core curriculum introduces learners to a global perspective on gender based violence (GBV), and includes a review with Dr. Claudia Garcia-Moreno of the new WHO guidelines on responding to violence. Students who wish to receive Honors Recognition will complete the honors module, which expands on the core material and highlights special circumstances and programs.
After taking the course, students will be able to:
- Describe the global epidemiology of leading forms of GBV and the evidence linking GBV to poor health.
- Articulate the challenges, strategies, and WHO guidelines for integrating GBV response within the health sector.
- Describe the components of a comprehensive clinical assessment, treatment, and management of a GBV survivor.
- Describe the appropriate psychosocial support and management of a GBV survivor.