Doctoral School “Global Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Methods, Concepts and Implications for policy and practice”

Doctoral School “Global Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Methods, Concepts and Implications for policy and practice”

Date: 2-13 November 2020

Locations: Ghent (Belgium), Nairobi (Kenya), Lisbon (Portugal), Stockholm (Sweden)


The course will be provided at four ANSER institutions:

  1. International Centre for reproductive Health (ICRH), Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  2. NOVA National School of Public Health, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
  3. Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
  4. Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

The course will be given at all four institutions at the same time. Collaboration over sites will happen in terms of (streamed) lectures, discussions, seminars, etc. This course will benefit and make use of the fact that it is provided by four institutions from different parts of the world, each with specific expertise in the field of sexual and reproductive health.

Purpose of the course:

This course will provide participants with the practical and theoretical tools to review and carry out strong research in SRHR. Understanding how sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are shaped and their impact on future generations is crucial for all researchers involved in global health, maternal health and many other areas related to health.

Contents of the course:

This content will be thought through different learning activities, such as online lectures, readings, on-campus interactive lectures, seminars, practical exercises and student projects. The courses are organized around three blocks:

1.General: Introduction to core concepts, policies and state of the art in SRHR in a global context

2. Research competencies: accessing data sources in SRHR, utilizing, analyzing and interpreting SRHR data, qualitative research methods, peer reviewing & critique of scientific papers, academic writing

 3.Skills: intercultural and interdisciplinary collaboration, systems thinking and complexity science and stakeholder involvement in research

 Intended learning outcomes:

At the end of the course the student should be able to:

  • Understand the state of the art in SRHR, including global trends, progress, challenges and gaps in research
  • Examine SRHR Policies and understand their relation to SRHR outcomes, as well as translate research into policy
  • Explain how structural factors – including social, political, economic and ethical factors - influence SRHR
  • Utilize, analyze and interpret qualitative and quantitative data and measurements in SRHR
  • Demonstrate skills in reviewing, critiquing, and writing scientific papers
  • Apply skills for successful interdisciplinary collaboration

Criteria to follow the Doctoral School:

  • Only open for doctoral students
  • Participants need to be able to follow the courses at one of the four locations
  • Strong mastery of English (level B2)
  • Max. 10 students per site

Registration:

Registrations need to be done at the institution where the participant will follow the course.

  • Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Cost: no costs

Deadline: 15th May, 2020

Registration: http://kiwas.ki.se/katalog/katalog/kurs/5251

  • ICRH, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Cost: 500 euro (refundable through the doctoral schools programme of Ghent University for registered students)

Deadline: 1st October, 2020

Registration: send CV and motivation letter to icrh@ugent.be

  • NOVA National School of Public Health, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Cost: No cost for PhD students already registered at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Deadline: 15th October, 2020

Registration: send CV and motivation letter to sonia.dias@ensp.unl.pt

  • Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

Cost: no costs

Deadline: 15th September, 2020

Registration: send CV and motivation letter to joyce.omwoha@tukenya.ac.ke