PUBLIC HEALTH ASSETS
Residential Summer Course From July 17 to July 28
STARTS 15TH of May 2017 with Distance Learning
Venue: University of Alicante campus.
Conference room. Faculty Health Sciences (Campus map nº 26)
Contact hours: 80 hours
Director: Carlos Álvarez-Dardet Díaz
University of Alicante
Contact hours: 80 hours
Classes run from Monday through Friday and take place in the morning and afternoon.
Central in this 26th ETC Summer School is the perspective of Public Health Assets complementary to the classic needs/deficit approach used in the majority of public health and health promotion programmes. The notion of assets has its origin in Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) and is nowadays often applied as a public health intervention tool. One special aim of this course will be discussing possible connections between Salutogenesis developed by Aaron Antonovsky and the Assets model of health. The aim of the residential Summer School in Alicante is to provide an international and multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of knowledge and skills and opportunities to explore:
- - People-environment interaction in relation to the promotion of health and wellbeing (health promotion)
- - Internal and external resources and mechanisms that enable people to participate fully in society
- - System approaches to create synergy between Salutogenesis and Public Health Assets
The 2-week course opens with a 1-day International Concha Colomer Symposium which is open to a wider audience of local and international professionals and academics with an interest in health promotion or the theme ‘Public Health Assets’. Both theoretical and practical elements of health promotion are included throughout the programme, which is underpinned by an emphasis on participant interaction. This includes field visits to exemplary local programmes and opportunities for sharing knowledge and experiences with international colleagues involved in promoting health in its broadest sense. All participants are involved in preparing a "country presentation" to present to all participants during the beginning of the course and will later engage in developing a project (including a research component) as part of an international multidisciplinary working group.
WHO should come?
Participants from the field of health promotion, public health and health or social care professions are all welcome as are participants with a broad understanding of the concept of health. People who have a background in urban planning, education, social work, in research, management, practice or policy will find the course stimulating and relevant.
The course working language is English. The number of participants is limited to 30.
- Prof. Carlos Alvarez-Dardet Diaz and Prof. Elisa Chilet Rosell
The Public Health Research Group of the Universidad de Alicante
- Dr. Lenneke Vaandrager
Coordinator the European Training Consortium in Public Health and Health Promotion, Health & Society, Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
- Gwendolijn Boonekamp
MSc HAN University of applied Sciences Institute Sports & Exercise,
- Prof. Eric Breton
The Inpes Health Promotion Chair at the EHESP, EHESP School of Public Health Rennes, France
- Prof. Paolo Contu
Department of Public Health, Clinical and Molecular Medicine
University of Cagliari, Italy
- Dr. Arnd Hofmeister
Independent German consultant and lecturer at Liverpool University
- Prof. Lynne Kennedy
Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition
University of Chester, UK
- Prof. Bengt B. Lindström
Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU)
Department of Social Work and Health Science (ISH), Norway
- Dr. Gaby Ortiz Barreda
University of Bergen,Department of Health Promotion and Development, Norway
- Prof. Gordana Palekovic
University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, Croatia
- Prof. Giancarlo Pocetta
Research Centre of Health Promotion and Education, University of Perugia, Italy
- Dr. Anna Bonmati
Faculty of Nursing, University of Girona, Spain