The course aims at presenting a comprehensive and actual picture of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) against women and men whose knowledge can be used by several actors such as policy makers and medical and social caring staff that work with abused persons. In this course we will cover relevant aspects of IPV such as epidemiology, consequences, and risk and protective factors.
Objective: It is expected that at the end of the course the students will be able to:
- Understand what IPV is and how is measured;
- Understand concepts of IPV and their empirical support;
- Have confident information/knowledge about the occurrence of IPV;
- Have confident information/knowledge about the consequences IPV (i.e. psychological, physical, reproductive, health behaviours, social and societal);
- Have confident information/knowledge about the risk factors for IPV ;
- Have confident information/knowledge about the protective factors for IPV;
- Have confident information/knowledge about interventions for/prevention of IPV;
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Audience: The course is targeted to researchers, post-graduation students, master students, bachelors, physicians, nurses, social assistants, staff working in shelters, physiotherapists, staff working with older persons, public health practitioners, police staff, and any person who wants to understand what IPV is, its epidemiology, consequences, risk and protective factors and interventions for/prevention of IPV.
Teaching methodologies: In each session students will receive materials (e.g. slides, articles). Additionally, a summary for the previous lecture will be presented.
Language: English (in Portuguese, if all the participants speak Portuguese). Course materials will be available mainly in English.
Certificate: A certificate of participation will be given to the participants who attend at least 75% of the course.
Venue: Institute of Public Health, University of Porto - Rua das Taipas, nº 135, Porto, Portugal.