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Hours to complete

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100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Introduction to GBV - Epidemiology and Health Impact

GBV comes in a variety of forms, each with health consequences for the survivor. An understanding of these issues helps inform a comprehensive and multi-sectorial response in preventing and responding to GBV. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 117 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
Video9 videos
Epidemiology - Health Impact Frameworks13m
Confronting Gender Based Violence10m
Gender Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health8m
Gender Based Violence and HIV24m
Bonus Lesson: Case Study from Rural Uganda- Integrating Violence Prevention into HIV Programming15m
Bonus Lesson: Country Case Study: India (Part 1)21m
Policy and Practice12m
Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Based Violence Programs in India8m
Reading4 readings
Welcome to the course and meet our moderators10m
Syllabus10m
Week 1 Reading List10m
Week 1 Honors Reading List10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Pre-Test - Epidemiology and Health Impact8m
Post-Test - Epidemiology and Health Impact8m
Post-Test: Policy and Practice16m
Post-test: Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Based Violence12m
Week
2
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Health Care Response, Screening, and Psychosocial Support

Recognition of the health impact of GBV has led to calls to address GBV within the health sector. And support for GBV survivors extends beyond clinical exam and assessment. Safety planning, harm reduction and access to psychosocial support must be established as well. This module will also cover the unique challenges of GBV research. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 156 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
Video9 videos
Psychosocial Support for Survivors of SV/GBV, Stages of Change Approach23m
Safety Planning and Harm Reduction for Survivors of GBV18m
Part 1- Health Care for Women Subjected to Intimate Partner Violence or Sexual Violence: WHO Clinical and Policy Guidelines and Clinical Handbook15m
Part 2- Health Care for Women Subjected to Intimate Partner Violence or Sexual Violence: WHO Clinical and Policy Guidelines and Clinical Handbook13m
Bonus Lesson: Pigs for Peace: Livestock Microfinance Intervention to Improve Health and Economic Security in the Democratic Republic of Congo20m
Bonus Lesson: Swayam's Work and Pespectives on Violence Against Women25m
Tracking the Problem: GBV Research, Ethics and Safety17m
Lancet Series on Violence Against Women and Girls22m
Reading1 reading
Week 2 Reading List10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Pre-Test - Health Care Response and Screening24m
Post-Test - Health Care Response and Screening24m
Tracking the Problem: GBV Research, Ethics and Safety16m
Lancet Series on Violence Against Women and Girls20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Clinical Care for GBV Survivors

Caring for GBV survivors requires compassionate, confidential and non-discriminatory clinical assessment. Competent medical and forensic examination along with appropriate documentation is essential....
Reading
8 videos (Total 145 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
Video8 videos
Providing Competent, Compassionate, and Confidential Care to Survivors of Gender Based Violence11m
Direct Medical Care for Survivors of Gender Based Violence18m
Treatment and Disease Prevention for Survivors of Gender Based Violence20m
Medical Forensic Examination in Low Resource Settings28m
Bonus Lesson: Country Case Study: India (Part 2)11m
Using Health as an Entry Point to Address Intimate Partner Violence: Insights from India32m
Violence Against Women and Role of Health Professionals21m
Reading2 readings
Week 3 Reading List10m
Honors Week 3 Option 2 Reading List10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Pre-Test - Clinical Care for GBV Survivors30m
Post-Test - Clinical Care for GBV Survivors30m
Using Health as an Entry Point to Address Intimate Partner violence14m
Violence Against Women and Role of Health Professionals16m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Additional Materials and Wrap-Up

Final readings, discussions, and honors lessons...
Reading
8 videos (Total 119 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Bonus Lesson: mHealth for GBV-related Screening and Care19m
Bonus Lesson: Extended Lecture on Gender Based Violence: Epidemiology - Health Impact - Frameworks31m
Gender-Based Violence and Adolescents5m
Responding to Sexual Violence/GBV in Humanitarian Settings19m
Violence, Sex Work and Sex Trafficking16m
Girl Child Marriage- A Global Health Concern: Findings from India and Elsewhere16m
DOVE: A Promising Strategy for Reducing Perinatal GBV8m
Reading4 readings
Honors Week 4 Option 1 Reading List10m
Honors Week 4 Option 2 Reading List10m
Honors Week 4 Option 3 Reading List10m
Honors Week 4 Option 4 Reading List10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Gender-Based Violence and Adolescents12m
Responding to Sexual Violence/GBV in Humanitarian Settings12m
Violence, Sex Work and Sex Trafficking18m
Girl Child Marriage-A Global Health Concern: Findings from India and Elsewhere16m
DOVE: A Promising Strategy for Reducing Perinatal GBV14m
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Top Reviews

By BSDec 30th 2017

Very interesting course. I am not a healt worker, but I work in development aid on youth issues and it was very useful as inspiration for project designing.

By SKAug 24th 2017

Well thought out course that touches on key aspects of a comprehensive healthcare response to GBV in a variety of international settings.

Instructor

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Michele Decker, ScD, MPH

Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

About Johns Hopkins University

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • The basis of this course is a series of lecture videos between 10-20 minutes in length. These videos cover the major course concepts.

    Our peer-graded written assignments are designed to help students generate the products and identify the resources needed to pinpoint GBV issues. They will identify these issues in their own practices or experiences, and begin to shape an evidence-based response. Weekly comprehension quizzes cover the content of the lecture videos at the end of each section.

    We offer an online discussion group, moderated by our course faculty, to facilitate student communication, discussion and reflection on the course content.

    Supplemental materials include: lecture slides (.pdf), optional readings, and case examples.

  • No, this course is not intended for that purpose. This course is intended for health care providers who are dealing with gender-based violence among their patient population. If you have experienced or are currently experiencing gender-based violence or violence of any kind, you should seek help from a trusted and reliable source.

  • Yes, this course does touch on some disturbing and uncomfortable topics. Also, explicit language is used in one interview featured within the course.

  • This course will run for only 4 sessions: Jul 11, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016, Oct 3, 2016 - Nov 6, 2016, Jan 9, 2017 - Feb 12, 2017, and Apr 10, 2017 - May 14, 2017

    You will need to finish your coursework by May 14, 2017 in order to achieve your certificate, as refunds and extensions will not be granted.

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