Registration Deadline: Palestine Social Medicine Intensive Summer Course
January 17th - February 15th
Application deadline: February 15, 2023
Course dates: July 9, 2023 – July 30, 2023
Open to: 20 participants of which 10 will be Harvard-based students.
The Palestine Program for Health and Human Rights—a partnership between the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights and the Institute of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University—will be hosting its first annual Palestine Social Medicine Course. This three-week intensive summer course is designed to introduce students to the social, structural, political, and historical aspects that determine Palestinian health ‘beyond the biological basis of disease.’
The primary site of instruction will be at the Institute of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University. Course pedagogy will include field visits, group discussion, presentations, and personal reflection to foster a transformative learning environment. Guest speakers will include a wide range of health and social actors including health practitioners, community organizers, activists, academics, and representatives from civil society organizations.
There will space for a total of 20 students of which 10 will be Harvard-based students. Priority will be given to students in the Medical, Public Health, Nursing, and Social Sciences. The course will be taught in English.
Students enrolled in any Harvard Graduate School (including Medicine, Dentistry, Chan School). Harvard PhD candidates are eligible to apply. Harvard students who will graduate in May 2023 are also eligible to apply.
Harvard Course Credit
Harvard graduate students can choose this course for Independent Study Credit to be credited during the Fall 2023 Semester.
Students who decide to receive academic credits will work with Professor Bram Wispelwey during the fall semester and produce a paper as part of the Independent Study requirements.