This course aims to familiarize professionals with epidemiological techniques to determine impacts of disasters and conflicts.
The course will introduce participants to the methods and tools of epidemiology in the context of humanitarian emergencies and
also cover the different uses of quantitative tools for the assessment of health needs in populations affected by catastrophic events.
How the course will be run
The course will last for two weeks:
• The first week will consist of theoretical presentations of how to assess impacts of disasters and conflicts on human health, along with presentations of relevant tools
• During the second week, practical case-studies will be presented and a simulation exercise will be held under the supervision and guidance of international experts. This will allow the students to put the acquired knowledge during the first week of theoretical classes into practice
• Evaluation will be based on the preparation by each student of a case-study presentation that will illustrate the concepts taught during the course and also the participation during the simulation exercise.
A university certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete the course and evaluation.
This course is open to professionals at the level of field officer, preferably with some experience in the humanitarian and emergency management sectors. Two students from the European Masters in Humanitarian Action will also be selected to attend the course.
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