Online Course
“Qualitative Research Methods for Mental Health in War and Conflict”
Institute of Community & Public Health (ICPH), Birzeit University
and King’s College London (KCL)
Mark your calendars!

The intensive certified online course on “Qualitative Research Methods for Mental Health in War and Conflict” from 3 – 29 February 2020. The course is specifically designed for mental health professionals, researchers and master’s students from the Gaza Strip. Sign up will start on 1.12.2019

Aims and Objectives

This intensive online course will equip you with up-to-date qualitative research methods skills. You will learn how to analyse data for use in programme evaluation, reporting, and academic paper writing as well as learning how to independently design an original research project. While this course is theory-led, it will give you ample opportunities to apply the concepts via practical and interactive online exercises and activities. With these newly won skills you will be able to contribute to research and evidence-based mental health interventions in the Gaza Strip. Experienced researchers from the Institute of Community and Public Health (ICPH) at Birzeit University and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London will teach the course. It will appeal to those who require training and professional development in qualitative research methods including researchers, current and recently graduated Master’s, PhD, and medical students, professionals working for local or international NGOs and Ministries, and humanitarian aid providers.

Key benefits

• We offer excellent training in designing, conducting and disseminating the findings of qualitative research projects
• We draw heavily on contemporary examples of research on mental health in war and conflict with a particular focus on Palestine and the wider region
• We encourage candidates to apply their learning using their own data “Qualitative Research Methods for Mental Health in War and Conflict” 
• Delivered by experienced tutors from a range of health, social scientific and medical research communities Certification The receipt of a certificate from Birzeit University and King’s College London will require the successful completion of the course. This involves completion of the online content and  participation in discussion and exercise sections.

Eligibility criteria

• The course is designed for researchers; current and recently graduated Master’s, PhD and medical students; professionals working for local or international NGOs and Ministries; and international aid providers
• Applications are welcomed from the Gaza Strip, Palestine

Pre requisites

• The choice of applicants will be based on a short (0.5 page) personal statement provided by the participant. Please state:

  • The reason/s for your interest in the course/s
  • How you anticipate to apply what you will learn from the course/s in your future work

Application and registration

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a personal statement (0.5 page) to the following address: The application periods starts 1.12.2019.

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