Intercultural competence migrant training approved by WHO now available online


27 August 2020

Following the publication earlier this year of the World Health Organization’s toolkit for Migration and Health, we are pleased to share that the toolkit has now also been turned into a MOOC (massive online open course) through the WHO.

The Centre’s Deputy Director for Learning, Dr Felicity Thomas, authored the initial report in close partnership with the Evidence for Health and Well-being in Context (EHC) project team at the WHO Regional Office for Europe. This is a long-standing partnership created through the WHO Collaborating Centre for Culture and Health, which is also located at WCCEH, and of which Dr Thomas is Co-Director.

Overseeing the translation of the work from report to MOOC took longer than planned, but the training is now available online, for free to interested parties. The MOOC offers healthcare practitioners “an accessible introduction to the key concepts underpinning intercultural competence and diversity sensitivity” as well as the opportunity to explore methods, techniques, and actions to put this into practice.

The online course takes roughly two and a half hours, and currently has over 2,000 students enrolled upon it.

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