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  • 3rd Public Health and Crisis Courses (PHCC-3) Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

    Date: 29 Jun - 14 Aug 2020
    Country: Thailand
    City/State: Bangkok

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3rd Public Health and Crisis Courses (PHCC-3)

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

Type: Training Course Date: 29 Jun - 14 Aug 2020 Location: Thailand (Bangkok) Venue: Thammasat University, Rangsit Campus


Natural and constructed hazards, new and re-emerging pathogens, conflict and rising inequity are all contributing to an ever-increasing burden of mass human suffering worldwide. These threats put exposed populations at a  much higher risk of new diseases, new disabilities, and early death, and drain much-needed resources away from development in countries which can least afford it. Other global factors such as climate change, aging societies, urbanization, globalization, antibiotic resistance, mass migration and the politics of isolationist nationalism complicate the context in which humanitarian and first responder agencies have to operate. More than ever, innovative public health approaches to populations in crisis are needed.


The course will be held at the Faculty of Public Health at the Thammasat University campus in Rangsit, 30km north of Bangkok. Participants will have full access to most University facilities, as well as the public facilities at the nearby Asian Institute of Technology.


In June 2020, the international Global Health Program of the Faulty of Public Health at Thammasat in Thailand will open its course on Public Health and Crisis to external candidates. This 4-week course is an elective component of the Faculty’s MPH (Global Health) curriculum. The course consists of 4 linked modules, and external candidates have the opportunity to join the whole course or to choose specific modules that suit their needs.

The course modules and the (tentative) schedule are as  follows:

  1. Public Health and Natural Hazards Module from 29 June –03 July 2020

  2. Public Health & Mass Casualty Management Module from 27 – 31 July 2020

  3. Epidemic Management & Control Module from 03 – 07 August 2020

  4. Public Health & Conflict Module from 10 – 14 August 2020


  • Health and allied professionals who are seeking a career move to the professional humanitarian sector;

  • Candidates of other academic courses, particularly part-time and web-based courses, who are looking for accredited short courses to enhance their degree.

The whole course is not recommended for those who already have experience of working in humanitarian settings, but specific modules may be of interest to experienced people looking to broaden their knowledge of humanitarian practice.

By the end of the course, participants wIll be able to:

  • Critically review the quality and appropriateness of key public health interventions in humanitarian settings, mass casualty events, and epidemics;

  • Recognize gaps in the evidence base for current knowledge and practice in public health interventions in humanitarian settings, mass casualty events, and epidemics;

  • Identify research opportunities to expand the evidence base and address gaps in current knowledge and practice in public health interventions in humanitarian settings, mass casualty events, and epidemics;

  • Explore and explain the strengths and weaknesses of published articles and research papers on public health interventions in humanitarian settings, mass casualty events, and epidemics.


The core course sessions are facilitated by experts in public health and emergencies from the Asian Disaster  Preparedness Center and faculty from Thammasat University. Guest facilitators from international humanitarian agencies based in Thailand will also facilitate additional sessions or join panel discussions/ round table events.


The course is offered in English only.


•  Full course: $6,700.00 for 4 weeks (tuition only)

•  Selective package: $1,675.00 per 1 week module (tuition only)

Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements and to arrange their own accommodation and local transport. Options for accommodation in and near the campus can be provided by the organizers. Participants should also ensure that they have the relevant travel and / or health insurance cover.


Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by an organization. The application can be submitted online at The registration and payment should be made at least one month before the course commences.


If you are selected to attend the course, the payment should be transferred to ADPC’s account through a bank transfer at least one month before the course commence. Otherwise, your participation will be canceled. Please note that personal checks are not accepted as a form of payment.


If you are unable to attend, a substitute applicant is welcome to attend in your place, provided the participation criteria described above have been met. Cancellation of attendance should be notified at least three weeks prior to course commencement; in which case, 15 percent of the course fee will be deducted for banking charges and administrative costs. No refunds are available for cancellation within three weeks prior to course commencement. It is also important to note that the course has a requirement for a minimum number of participants. If an insufficient number of applications have been received by 29 May 2020, FPH-TU and ADPC reserves the right to cancel the course for the current year. Candidates who have already been accepted will be informed as soon as the decision is taken, and offered a place in the following year if desired.


Please contact:

Health Risk Management Department

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Tel: +66 2 298 0682-92 | Fax: +66 2 298 0012-13

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