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TM5536 - Refugee Health

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject aims to prepare participants for international work in emergency response settings, particularly focused on displaced populations. Topics covered include: international humanitarian law, rapid assessment, organsiation 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

Townsville, Block, Study Period 9
Census Date 08-Oct-2015
Non-standard start/end 07-Sep-2015 to 20-Nov-2015
Face to face teaching 07-Sep-2015 to 18-Sep-2015
Coord/Lect: Ms Sandra Downing.
Workload expectations:
  • 60 hours lectures
Assessment: other exams (60%); presentations (20%); (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.