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Course Details

Health in Humanitarian Emergencies


Contact Provider
Liverpool
2 weeks
Short Course
50
10
£1,150.00
Any person wishing to or already working in international development and humanitarianism would benefit from attending this course.
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, L3 5QA, Merseyside, United Kingdom

Programme Introduction
This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of common public health problems in humanitarian emergencies. It aims to enable students to adopt an evidence-based and reasoned approach to the critical assessment and management of the problems and to develop and evaluate strategies for their prevention and control.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Plan strategies for the critical assessment and management of common public health problems in humanitarian emergencies
  2. Develop appropriate evidence-based approaches to disease prevention, surveillance and control
  3. Review critically the available literature and summarise the key issues of public health importance in humanitarian emergencies

Who Should Attend
Any person working in international development and humanitarianism would benefit from attending this course. Also, people who work in areas of public health, health protection and disease control would benefit.

Pre-requisites - include:

  • Open to all related disciplines.
  • Non-graduates who are suitably qualified by experience.
  • Proof of English to IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL iBT 88 / paper based 570

 

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Course Outline

  • common public health problems: context and constraints to their management in emergencies
  • rapid needs assessment, setting priorities, goals and objectives
  • calculating key indicators of the health status of a population
  • health information systems in emergencies
  • the primary health care approach to humanitarian emergencies
  • environmental health planning and management in emergencies
  • common epidemic communicable diseases surveillance and control in emergencies
  • managing specific disease outbreaks
  • effect of disasters on food security
  • risk factors for malnutrition in complex emergencies.
  • methods of assessing food security and nutritional status in emergency situations.
  • current approaches to the management of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency disorders
  • reproductive health for displaced populations
  • gender-based violence
  • HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections - approaches to prevention, control and management
  • mental health
  • Health promotion & post-conflict health needs
  • critical analysis of a specific public health problem in a current humanitarian emergency.



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