Applications Open: Short Course on Cultural Research Practices for Population Health

  • 2014•09•18     Kuala Lumpur

    Applications are now open (until 5 November 2014) for the Short Course on Cultural Research Practices for Population Health to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 8–11 December 2014. This four-day course, organized by the UNU International Institute for Global Health, 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:

    • Understanding interdisciplinary approaches to the interplay between culture and health
    • Critical analysis of cultural epidemiology texts
    • Determining culturally informed strategies for reducing health risks

    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.

    The registration fee for international applicants is USD 550.00, which 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.

    For more information, see the course webpage.