The minimum 4-weeks internship in the ongoing research/implementation projects of Cluj School of Public Health – Romania – is an opportunity for students to apply learned knowledge and theory to a research/professional work setting and to develop skills needed for successful transition to the public health workforce. See below the list of active research projects that you can intern in.
Arts and creativity represent valuable aids in improving overall well-being. The use of arts for individuals suffering from chronic conditions could improve their physical health, mental health outcomes, their quality of life, and ultimately reduce healthcare costs. While a wide range of creative arts initiatives have been employed to improve the health and mental health outcomes of individuals, little attention has been paid to the training of the facilitators delivering these programs. Staff training is essential if these creative arts programs are to render positive health outcomes and follow ethical guidelines. Therefore, this project aims to build, over a period of three years, an e-learning package of vocational training for staff working with patients with long-term conditions in how to use the arts as a therapeutic tool.
The project aims to explore and explain the impact of psychosocial stress and biological factors on pregnancy outcomes in Romania. The MAIA project pursues to answer complex questions on the prevalence and determinants of pregnancy outcomes, in a large cohort of pregnant women, recruited from five different clinical settings in Romania. The power of the study lays in its integrated approach which controls for the relation of inter-dependent pregnancy risk factors (medical history, social and living conditions, stress and depression, smoking and substance abuse) to explain birth outcomes. In addition, a cross-sectional component of the study will bring data on an extended sample in order to assess the prevalence of selected risk factors and their determinants in the Romanian context, where such population-based data is extremely limited.
Interns’ Tasks: Data analysis & associated output (paper/presentation)
The diabetes epidemic is currently affecting both developed and developing countries. In Romania, 50.000 individuals are diagnosed annually with diabetes, this condition accounting for 12.179 deaths each year. As 95% of the diabetes healthcare involves self-management, diabetes education is fundamental in providing individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to self-manage their disease. The goal of this study is to validate S-TOFHLA, an instrument designed to measure health literacy levels in the Romanian socio-cultural context, and to explore the association between health literacy, treatment adherence and self-care behaviors of people who suffer from type two diabetes.
Interns’ Tasks: Secondary data analysis, writing the abstract, article, report
The overall ambition from MS is to better include eHealth into health policy and better align eHealth investments to health needs. A central aspect is the transferability of health data across borders of MS and therefore the organizational, technical, semantic and legal interoperability of eHealth. In order to ensure progress and to bridge the gaps between the governance, strategy and operational levels, a dedicated mechanism for eHealth at EU level has been established: The eHN was formally established in 2011 through the Commission’s Implementing Decision 2011/890/EU based on Art. 14.3 Directive 2011/24/EU and represents the highest decision making body at EU political level. At a European level, there is a strong need to maintain this mechanism and to ensure further common political leadership and ongoing integration of eHealth into health policy in order to continue developing eHealth services responding to health systems‘ needs and health objectives. This is the framework for the eHN JA, which is led by the EU MS and co-financed by the European Commission (EC).
The goal of this project is to improve the health literacy of people from Romania through non- formal education. This project aims to describe the current health literacy needs of a rural community in Romania by conducting a needs assessment with people from the community and by conducting interviews with health educators and youth workers experienced with non-formal education.
Moreover, it aims to develop and test a non-formal education model to improve the health literacy in this community by: designing the model using input from the needs assessment process, health educators and youth workers experienced with non-formal education; pilot-testing the non-formal education model in the specific community; evaluating the non-formal education model and identify main key points for developing a policy brief. Afterwards, a policy brief will be developed to enhance the health literacy of the community.
This project will build on the Daphne supported IMPLEMENT (www.implement-gbv.eu) project (2014-2016) in which 4 of the RESPONSE partners participated in (AT, FR, RO, UK-trainers) by using the IMPLEMENT Training Manual developed to target GBV identification in emergency departments and adapt it to train maternal health teams who will have numerous contacts with survivors through the maternal health visits.
The current project will have a positive impact on high-school students’ perceptions on and behavior towards PES classes, on PES teachers and participating high-schools. The guidelines for good practice will support the wide implementation of the method with potential for high positive impact on the European youth population PA levels and overall health status.
Eligibility & requirements
To be considered for the Global Health Program, students must meet the following requirements:
- undergraduate or graduate students in health sciences or related fields
- interest in the public health field
- 18 years of age or older
- analytical and evaluative skills
- interpersonal and communication skills
- organizational skills, efficiency and flexibility
- computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft products (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), email software, internet searching engines, and other programs
Program fee is 1.900 U.S. Dollars/month for graduate students and 2.100 U.S. Dollars/month for undergraduate students (more intensive mentoring from the faculty).
The fee includes housing, mentoring & support, on-site orientation and assistance throughout the application process. The fee does not include international travel, meals costs, personal effects, or incidentals.
How to apply
The applications can be submitted online continuously, between December 1st 2016 – March 31st 2017. Please send any additional inquiries to email@example.com.
The evaluation process will take place at the end of each month, the results being communicated to the students in the first week of the following month after the date of application. Students will have to confirm their participation in 2 weeks’ time after receiving the letter of acceptance, by sending an email and paying at least 10% of the program fee.
2017 Program Deadlines:
First round: Application deadline: 2016 December 31 | Results: 2017 January 5 | Confirmation: 2017 January 19
Second round: Application deadline: 2017 January 31 | Results: 2017 February 5 | Confirmation: 2017 February 19
Third round: Application deadline: 2017 February 29 | Results: 2017 March 5 | Confirmation: 2017 March 19
Fourth round: Application deadline: 2017 March 31 | Results: 2017 April 5 | Confirmation: 2017 April 19
2018 Program Deadlines:
First round: Application deadline: 2017 September 30 | Results: 2017 October 5 | Confirmation: 2017 October 19
Second round: Application deadline: 2017 October 31 | Results: 2017 November 5 | Confirmation: 2017 November 19
Third round: Application deadline: 2017 November 30 | Results: 2017 December 5 | Confirmation: 2017 December 19
Fourth round: Application deadline: 2017 December 31 | Results: 2018 January 5 | Confirmation: 2018 January 19
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