UNU-IIGH will organize a short course on Cultural Research Practices for Population Health in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 8–11 December 2014. This four-day course will examine the impacts of cultural transitions and shared beliefs and values on human health with consideration for intervention strategies. Participants will gain insights into key health issues that relate to cultural change and ‘traditional’ habits and values. By the end of this course, participants will have a deeper appreciation of how future health will be impacted by cultural change as well as the potential benefits of health-related activities that are responsive to change.
By the end of the course, participants should have skills in:
The course is designed for postgraduate students and people working in population health, anthropology, community development and social research. It is suitable for people who may have an understanding of, but not necessarily any formal training in, anthropology or public health.
This course involves lectures, case studies, interactive discussions, small group exercises, guided computer exploration and field excursion.
The registration fee is USD 550.00 for international applicants, and MYR 660.00 for Malaysian applicants; This fee covers course tuition, one e-copy of When Culture Impacts Health: Global Lessons for Effective Health Research (Springer, 2013), as well as lunch and refreshments on each day of the course.
All applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the course name and applicant’s name in the email title. The closing date for applications is 5 November 2014.
UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
UKM Medical Centre
Jalan Yaacob Latiff
Bandar Tun Razak
Tel: +603 9171 5394
Fax: +603 9171 5402