New course in sustainable health and development attracts students from several study programmes at KI
Students from the study programmes in nursing, radiography, medicine and psychology attended the new elective course in Sustainable Health and Development, 7.5 credits, which is offered for the first time in the spring term of 2023. The course is developed by the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health, which is a cooperation between KI and Makerere University.
The aim of the course is to discuss sustainability challenges such as the climate crisis, poverty & inequality and safety issues in relation to health. How healthcare affects sustainable development and how participants can contribute to sustainable healthcare is also covered.
”The sustainability challenges requires collaboration between different stakeholders and it is a strength to have students from different programmes in the course to understand the problems and find innovative solutions.” explains course leader Nina Viberg.
A unique feature of the course is that the students will also get to know and use various tools to respond to and study sustainability issues, so-called Tools for Action, which are currently being developed by the Centre.
During the course students were invited to a policy lab on how to influence decision makers. The lab was led by former secretary of state Maja Fjaestad, Anna Zorzet from the Centre for Health Crises and course leader Nina Viberg.