2014•03•03 Kuala Lumpur
The UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), in collaboration with the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP), is now accepting applications for a short course on “Urbanization and Health: Systems Approaches” to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 2–6 June 2014.
This 5-day course, led by experts from UNU and the Institute for Environment and Development at the National University of Malaysia, will improve participants’ understanding of relationships between urbanization and human health. Following an introduction to systems thinking, participants will use case study examples to explore major urban development and health challenges. Participants will then have an opportunity to share, examine and reflect on urban health problems they currently face in their own fields of practice. The course will also include a one-day field excursion to learn about mass transit in a local context.
By the end of the course, participants will:
This course is designed for professionals working in the broad urban sphere in low- and middle-income countries. It aims to include participants with a diverse range of expertise — in urban planning, design, engineering, public health, and health promotion — from policy and practice to academic and community perspectives.
To derive maximum benefit, candidates should have a good working knowledge of English, basic computer literacy and some practical experience of working on urban problems.
Because of generous financial support from the MTCP, there is no course fee and accommodation and meals will be provided. Depending on the country of origin, participants may also be provided with return economy airfare.