Moving forward in public health planning by learning (or not) from the past

This course will use a variety of historical and current examples to discuss where past experience has been incorporated into future planning, where it has not, focusing on important lessons lost or used to benefit public health planning and actions.

Moving forward in public health planning by learning (or not) from the past
At a glance
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25
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27
August 2022
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10:30
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16:30
CEST
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Format: 
Hybrid
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Credits: 
1 ECTS / Certificate

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About the course

Learning from the past is a complex issue and recent challenges have shown that past experiences are too often forgotten when responding to current challenges. This course will use a variety of historical and current examples from the 20th and 21st centuries (for example, pandemics, vaccines, war, childhood diseases, WASH, etc.) to discuss where past experience has been incorporated into future planning, where it has not, focusing on important lessons lost or used to benefit public health planning and actions.


There will be an interdisciplinary approach to this topic, and several guest speakers will present their perspectives and examples from research and practice around the world. Course participants are also encouraged to discuss challenges and successes of “learning from past experiences” when making public health planning decisions in their countries. The aim is to understand why and why not and to develop ways in which to be better incorporate the past into the present and future for a more effective and efficient responses to public health challenges.

Learning objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Outline why a historical perspective can improve the quality of debate on contemporary issues and policy formation
  • Assess historical sources and historical analysis to enrich evidence-based practices and policy briefings
  • Identify differences and similarities between historical and current public health challenges and derive actions for evidence-based policy and gain a new perspective on current challenges

Prerequisites

None

Pedagogical methods

Input (guest) lectures, interactive exercises, peergroup interactions, workshops.

Pedagogical methods

Assessment procedure

Format description

At least one facilitator will be on-site in Lugano, and some will join online. Participants are welcomed to join either on-site in Lugano, or online. In case of a change of regional policies (e.g., Covid) or personal reasons, the course could change to online.

At a glance
Date icon
25
-
&
27
August 2022
Schedule icon
10:30
-
16:30
CEST
Zoom icon
Format: 
Hybrid
Star icon
Credits: 
1 ECTS / Certificate