Name of the activity: Labmond

Country/NMO: Italy (SISM)

Program: Ethics & Human Rights in Health

Type of the activity: Capacity Building (Training or Workshop). Teaching and develop knowledge, skills and techniques in a particular field. While training can have any form, workshops are more formal and also include exchange of information between participants.

General description:

The LabMond is a three-days long lasting educative event, oriented towards

undergraduate students and dealing with Global Health topics (health disparities, health policies, social determinants of health, migration medicine, etc).

The project is managed by a Project Coordinator and a Scientific Group, which cooperates closely with SISM partners. The project aims at spreading education on Global Health topics among medical students.

The focal points of this project include:

– The yearlong educative process delivered from the Scientific Group, lead by

experts in Global Health;

– The participants’ sensitization during the LabMond, followed by the sharing of

contents and the invite to the students to join the Scientific Group;

– The elaboration of new teaching methods (e.g. role plays, small working groups, case studies, etc.).

Focus area:

Human Rights for Medical Professionals in daily clinical settings

Problem statement:

The lack of education on Global Health themes in Italian academic curricula was

highlighted by several studies, among which the mapping of graduation courses

conducted in 2007 by Medici con l’Africa-CUAMM, and the mapping of “palestre di salute globale” conducted by RIISG.

Moreover,students realized that traditional curricula in Medical Schools don’t pay enough attention to Global Health topics and to the deep connection existing between globalization and health, human rights and sustainability.

Target groups:

Medical students, Healthcare Students


Medical students, Healthcare Students

Objectives and indicators of success:

The project aims at training SISM members, coming from the 39 Local Boards, on Global Health topics and making sure that these student, once they’re back home, transfer the experience in their reality, and continue their formation process on Global Health in different ways, hoping that one day it will become an essencial part of the curriculum in medical faculties.


During the LabMond several teaching methods are used, ,such as frontal sessions, small groups session, role plays, case studies, debates on videos etc.

This plurality has the purpose of making all the interventions as interactive as possible, and experimentation aims at providing food for thought on educational matters to the student uninformed of these methods, or further abilities to the student who already knows these, in order to increase and enhance their skills.

Plans for evaluation:

The Evaluation consists in the pre and post-tests and the Evaluation on the organization of the event.

The pre and post-test are dedicated to assess the knowledge, the motivation to

continue to be interested in the topics covered, the acquisition of critical skills in the field of Global Health. They are drawn by the Scientific Group, are administered at the beginning and at the end of the course and are then evaluated by the Scientific Group itself.

The Evaluation on the organization of the event is made by the NORP with the Scientific Group and it is used to assess LabMond

parameters such as:

• Satisfaction for the chosen agenda;

• Satisfaction for the selected speakers;

• Satisfaction for the methods employed;

• Appreciation for the information received before LabMond about the event and its location, accommodation, food;

• Satisfaction in the relationship with the Project Coordinator, NORP, Hosting LC

and Scientific Group.

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