Infectious Diseases in Humanitarian Emergencies, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 5 days
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This course is designed for those working in public health or related disciplines in developing countries, who have an interest and experience of infectious disease management in humanitarian emergencies and who would like to improve their skills or update their knowledge to support implementation of infectious disease projects and programmes in emergency settings.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Overview

This course is designed for those working in public health or related disciplines in developing countries, who have an interest and experience of infectious disease management in humanitarian emergencies and who would like to improve their skills or update their knowledge to support implementation of infectious disease projects and programmes in emergency settings.

Course objectives are to:

  • Review epidemiology of infectious diseases in humanitarian emergencies (conflict and natural disasters);
  • consider the challenges of implementing infectious disease programmes in emergencies;
  • Describe concepts in infectious disease risk assessment in emergencies;
  • Examine concepts in design and implementation of early warning/surveillance systems in emergencies;
  • Review principles of outbreak investigation and management, including laboratory, media and communication, social mobilization, and infection control;
  • Explore strategies in the prevention and control of key infectious diseases in emergencies.

Accreditation

Certificates of attendance will be provided to participants based on full participation during all sessions

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Entry Level
    Bachelor

Programme Structure

Course Setting and Outline

The course runs for 5 days. It will cover:

  • epidemiological concepts and indicators
  • infectious disease epidemiology
  • risk assessments and disease surveillance
  • outbreak investigation and response
  • infection control
  • social mobilization, media and communication
  • epidemiology and control of key diseases in emergencies (e.g. diarrhoeal disease, acute respiratory infections, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and meningitis)


English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Tuition Fee

*Fees for the next intake have not yet been confirmed. 

Funding

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