SGLK13019U  Health in Emergencies and Refugee Health

Volume 2015/2016
Education

MSc in Global Health - elective course

Content

The course addresses the following aspects related to disaster- and conflict related emergencies

  • Context analysis, e.g. fragile settings, different types of emergencies, health resilience and risk reduction
  • Legal and ethical frameworks, e.g. human rights, international humanitarian law, refugee convention, guidelines on internally displaced persons, codes of conduct.
  • Operational aspects of humanitarian interventions, e.g. needs assessments, health systems, control of communicable diseases including outbreaks, mental health, reproductive health, violence and injuries, , approaches to non-communicable disease, environmental health/water and sanitation, nutrition
  • Coordination and roles in different stages of emergencies, e.g. ongoing humanitarian reform process, role of national governmental and non governmental actors

A focus on the humanitarian worker, e.g. health, media training

 

Learning Outcome

The course aims at providing participants with a broad state-of-the-art overview of the issues involved in providing health interventions in different emergency settings – the epidemiology of excess mortality and morbidity, the agreed guidelines and the role definitions (local, national and international actors). Emphasis will be placed both on ‘conventional wisdom’ as well as on divergent views, and on critical analysis.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

 

Knowledge

  • Demonstrate knowledge on health issues in different settings and accepted approaches/guidelines to deal with them;

 

Skills

  • Analyze and apply this knowledge to a variety of settings, adjusting to time and resources available;

 

Competences

  • Design and develop appropriate public health management strategies for humanitarian response, including planning, coordination, monitoring and evaluation

 

The first seven weeks consist of part-time online learning (e-modules), which can be undertaken from anywhere in the world as long as you have a computer with an internet connection. This portion consists of recorded lectures, readings, limited blog sessions and online tests. Lecturers will be available for interaction with participants during certain time periods. Therefore, although timing is flexible, in order to benefit fully from the course, it is highly recommended that participants plan to log on at least twice a week.

The last two weeks of the course take place in Copenhagen, and will include lectures, group work based on case studies, a site visit and a final exam. The learning draws on participants' own experience as a resource. Both lectures and group work are important components. This portion of the course is very intensive, and it is therefore doubly important that participants have fully completed the online portion before arrival in Copenhagen.
Credit
5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination, 4 hours under invigilation
Written exam using essay questions
Aid
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Exam period

http://healthsciences.ku.dk/education/guidance-information/exam-schedule/global-health/

Re-exam

http://healthsciences.ku.dk/education/guidance-information/exam-schedule/global-health/

Criteria for exam assesment

To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student shall be able to:

Knowledge

  • Demonstrate knowledge on health issues in different settings and accepted approaches/guidelines to deal with them;

 

Skills

  • Analyze and apply this knowledge to a variety of settings, adjusting to time and resources available;

 

Competences

  • Design and develop appropriate public health management strategies for humanitarian response, including planning, coordination, monitoring and evaluation
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 35
  • E-Learning
  • 60
  • Exam
  • 4
  • Preparation
  • 16
  • Excursions
  • 5
  • Study Groups
  • 18
  • Total
  • 138