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Social Perspectives of Public Health VI: Health in Disasters and Humanitarian Crises

Module Title Social Perspectives of Public Health VI: Health in Disasters and Humanitarian Crises
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

The student is introduced to the health concerns resulting from disasters and humanitarian crises. Refugee health and the health concerns of recovery populations will be focal, as well as the monitoring and evaluation of the health of populations in crisis.

Learning outcomes

A Assess common health issues in complex humanitarian emergency settings.
B Differentiate between the impact of normative health interventions applied in complex humanitarian emergencies.
C Critically appraise the strengths and limitations of the humanitarian standards for practical and contextual health planning and interventions.
D Formulate alternative theoretical and practice frameworks for complex humanitarian emergencies.
E Manage skill sets for critical problem-solving in complex humanitarian emergencies.

Method of teaching and learning

Lecture and discussion along with debate and the inclusion of videos. For their final project students will analyse and critique a disaster or humanitarian intervention with recommendations of how to redesign and improve the intervention.