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TM5536 - Public Health in Humanitarian Emergencies

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject will prepare participants for international work in emergency response settings, particularly focused on displaced populations. Topics covered include: international humanitarian law, rapid assessment, organisation and coordination, basic epidemiology in emergency settings, disease control, vaccination, nutrition, reproductive health, water, sanitation & shelter and health and safety of the field worker. Guest lecturers with extensive field experience and technical expertise from a range of organisations contribute to this subject. This subject is suitable for both clinical and non-clinical participants.

Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate the major public health issues in an emergency setting;
  • apply humanitarian principles in refugee settings;
  • Discuss the organisation of health services and the multi-sectorial approach to reduce the health impact in emergency settings;
  • Evaluate the public health situation in an emergency setting and propose appropriate responses;
  • Approach an emergency refugee setting with insight into the challenges faced by humanitarian workers.

Availabilities

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Face to face teaching 04-Nov-2019 to 08-Nov-2019
Coord/Lect: Ms Sandra Downing.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 40 hours lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentations (30%); assignments (50%); online quiz's (20%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.