Course details / Refugee Care[e]Education

About this course

Refugee Care[e]Education was developed in 2017 in response to the devastating situations in countries such as Syria and Eritrea, which caused many people to flee their country in search of safer places. Many refugees have asked for asylum in the Netherlands. These immigrants have experienced health risks, both from their country of origin and during their journeys to the Netherlands. The effects of conflict and displacement on mental health and psychosocial wellbeing are profound. Therefore, it is important to recognize, detect and treat (mental) health problems quickly, in order to improve the immigrants’ chances of participating in the labor market and learning a new language. However, health facilities are under strain and health professionals have to deal with a population with health problems that are not common in their daily practice. The goals of the course are to inform general practitioners about common health problems in the countries of origin; refugees’ cultural backgrounds; the effects of experiencing armed conflict and displacement; and the support systems available in the Netherlands.

Who is this course for?

Primary healthcare workers in the Netherlands.

What you will learn

The e-learning course includes nine modules; guidelines and references; videos; and test questions. The themes of the course are Provider-patient interaction; Infectious diseases; Mental health; Resilience and health of refugee children; Sexual and reproductive health; Chronic diseases; a module about the local solutions and referral options that are offered in specific cities in the Netherlands; and a module that describes case studies. This course will enable you to support refugees adequately; recognize health problems; and, if necessary, refer them to the right support system and therefore guarantee quality care for refugees who are based in the Netherlands. The content of the course was developed in close collaboration with Pharos, Arq, GGD Amsterdam, Radboud University and GGD-GHOR. The course was funded by Dioraphte, Innovation Fund and Dr. J.C. Vaillantfonds.

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

"Very good e-learning, knew already quite a lot of the subject but learned even more. Many useful links which you can use in practice!"

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 in the Netherlands
Commitment 13.5 hours
Number of modules 11
Languages Dutch
Price (in Euros) Contact Health[e]Foundation for more details

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