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TM5536 - Public Health in Humanitarian Emergencies

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Group
  • Written > Brief - (50%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more; Complete and submit all three (3) assessment items; Complete and submit the hurdle assessment


Availabilities

Cairns, External, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours - Self directed online learning and assessment
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
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.