Course details / EUR-HUMAN: PHC for Refugees

About this course

When the international refugee crisis reached a critical point in 2015-2016 many European countries started to develop policies and plans to define their role in supporting refugees entering Europe. In response, the European Refugees-HUman Movement and Advisory Network (EUR-HUMAN) started, in 2016, to enhance the capacity of European member states that accept migrants and refugees to address their health needs; safeguard them from risks, and minimize cross-border health risks. An e-learning course for primary healthcare providers is one of the tools that has been developed within this project. The main objective is to build the capacity of primary healthcare providers in Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Greece and Croatia; and to close knowledge gaps about the various issues involved in providing primary healthcare for refugees/asylum seekers and other recently arrived migrants in the EU member states.

Who is this course for?

Primary health care workers in Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Greece and Croatia.

What you will learn

The e-learning course is based on the outcomes of different work packages of the EUR-HUMAN project, including the results of qualitative research that addressed refugees’ health needs, views and experiences with healthcare; a review of previous research; and a comprehensive collection of tools and guidelines for the optimal primary health care of refugees. The course is composed of an introduction module and seven theoretical modules on subjects such as acute diseases, legal issues, provider-patient interaction, mental health, sexual and reproductive health, child health, chronic diseases and health promotion. The content of this course was written by respected experts in the field; these efforts were coordinated by the Medical University of Vienna.

What you get

Join the course and you will receive:

  • A personal account to access the e-learning platform
  • Lifelong access to the course
  • Modules written by renowned experts
  • Additional information in guidelines, references, videos and figures
  • Interactive test questions and exams
  • Test score overview
  • Support via an e-tutor
  • A certificate (fee: low income country €10, middle income country €15, high income country €20)

Experience from an Austrian participant:
“It was exhausting but very interesting! Although I have not had asylum seekers or refugees in my practice, I have already been able to implement a little bit of learning - especially with linguistic communication problems! I would certainly look forward to further training courses in this form and/or on this topic!"

How it works

Your mentor

The following mentor will support you during your self-study period:

Annemijn Blok-Versteeg

Annemijn Blok-Versteeg
Project manager

Refugees Mental health

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Subject Care of refugees
Target group Primary health care workers
Commitment 8.0 hours
Number of modules 8
Languages German, Greek, Croation, Hungarian, Italian, Slovenian
Price (in Euros)



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