How do we train and practice collaboration?
Real life examples of interprofessional collaboration in mass population forced migration situations will be the starting point of discussions on how relevant theory and guidelines can be used to develop new collaboration practices to improve humanitarian response and improve its quality. The students’ different backgrounds will give different approaches to the challenges presented and this diversity is the foundation of innovation in the course.
The students will work in teams with the challenges and thereby practice interprofessional collaboration. Lectures, guest presentations and team discussions as well as written reflection will facilitate the learning process and the development of solutions on how to respond to the needs of the target population.
Central aspects are how the different professions, organisations and sectors collaborate about the different issues, such as camp management and coordination, shelter and areas of needs in the displaced population.
Forced mass migration situations most often imply that both the affected population and the professionals involved are from different cultures. Hence, the students will also have to reflect on how to be cultural sensitive in their work and how to include the target group the best possible way.