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Master’s in Global Health - Disaster Medicine

Degree/Diploma/Certificate

Master’s degree (MSc)

Description

The University of Athens Medical School is offering a postgraduate programme entitled “Global Health – Disaster Medicine”

In recent years, a surge in intercontinental travel, in combination with waves of migrant and refugee populations, have brought to our attention new public-health problems and altered our perspectives on handling existing diseases.

At the same time, natural disasters, local wars and pandemics require new systems and protocols for organising health services as well as competent staff, trained in emergency disaster medicine, tropical diseases, prevention and treatment of epidemics and in principles of international law and global security.

With these trends in mind, The University of Athens School of Medicine has developed a postgraduate Master’s course (MSc) targeting phycisians and other health scientists who might be considering a career with international relief organisations, public health services or civil protection agencies along with social scientists

The aim of this postgraduate programme is to offer theoretical and practical knowledge to medical doctors and other scientists interested in specialised studies in the specified fields.

This two-year course leads to a Master’s degree (MSc) from Athens University, Faculty of Medicine, while qualified students could continue as PhD students.

 

Advanced Modern Studies

 

The faculty is composed of prominent emergency surgeons and physicians from 8 countries all around the world with academic, military and first hand field experience in large scale disasters, military operations in armed conflicts, complex humanitarian emergencies, mass casualty incidents and terrorist attacks along with experienced field workers as well as  representatives form civil protection agencies and health care organizations.

 

Subject areas

This programme focuses on the following subjects: Emergency and Disaster Medicine, Tropical Medicine, Epidemiological Surveillance and Monitoring of Refugee and Displaced Populations, as well as Protection and Safety of Vulnerable Groups. Special units focusing on International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and the functioning of international organizations are also taught.

The programme lasts for four academic semesters and consists of eight distinct modules . Each module represents 7,5 academic units: 3 credits for theoretical courses, 1,5 credits for practical work, and 3 credits for dissertations and exams. A total of 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) is accredited.

Additionally, within the Postgraduate programme special modules (seminars) are included covering specific topics, such as: HIV-AIDS, water and food security, war trauma surgery, advanced disaster relief and human rights protection. These specific modules are addressed to a wider audience, and those who attend these seminars will receive Certificates of Attendance.

 

 

Subject areas

This programme focuses on the following subjects: Emergency and Disaster Medicine, Tropical Medicine, Epidemiological Surveillance and Monitoring of Refugee and Displaced Populations, as well as Protection and Safety of Vulnerable Groups. Special units focusing on International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and the functioning of international organizations are also taught.

The programme lasts for four academic semesters and consists of eight distinct modules . Each module represents 7,5 academic units: 3 credits for theoretical courses, 1,5 credits for practical work, and 3 credits for dissertations and exams. A total of 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) is accredited.

Additionally, within the Postgraduate programme special modules (seminars) are included covering specific topics, such as: HIV-AIDS, water and food security, war trauma surgery, advanced disaster relief and human rights protection. These specific modules are addressed to a wider audience, and those who attend these seminars will receive Certificates of Attendance.

Target audience

This programme is specially designed for phycisians, nurses and other health professionals who would like to be involved in Public Health Services or Civil Defense agencies, in European and International Health bodies, as well as in Relief or Development NGO's.

Frequency

Regular

Geographical coverage

Global

Duration

This two-year course leads to a Master’s degree (MSc) from Athens University, Faculty of Medicine, while qualified students could continue as PhD students.

Contact

Emmanouil Pikoulis, MD, PhD, DMCC, FACS, FEBS
Professor & Chairman of the 3rd Department of Surgery,
School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,
“Attikon” University General Hospital
Professor of Surgery (Adj), USUHS, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Tel. +306945463193, +30210 7461451 & +30210 5832373
E-Mail: mpikoul@med.uoa.gr

Last updated

26 Nov 2018



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  • Type University programme
  • Level Masters
  • Location(s) Greece (Athens)

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