Certificate Course in Humanitarian Health Provider Course

Course Overview

The complexity and unprecedented number of humanitarian emergencies requiring a health response have resulted in an increased demand for competent humanitarian healthcare providers. The course aims at providing knowledge, strategies and tools to work as a medical personnel in a humanitarian situation. It also provides with public health strategies to decrease morbidity and mortality as well as tools for preventive and curative management of the main diseases and disorders in a broad range of areas needed for the front-line humanitarian health staff. It provides knowledge of the global health situation and factors that determine health status, how context and different types of disasters affects the health of populations.

Healthcare providers have their own skill sets unique to their respective practice. However these are not enough because working in a dynamic humanitarian environment requires an entirely different set of competencies. The globally required competencies are what is offered by this course.

 

Course Content

 

  • Disaster management in emergencies
  • Global health and humanitarian health assistance
  • Communicable diseases and epidemic outbreaks
  • Humanitarian emergency management
  • Global maternal and child health
  • Public health in emergencies
  • Clinical cases in emergencies

 

Exercises:

After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.

Assignments:

In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit three assignments.

 

DURATION: 3 Months

REGIONS TARGETED: Global

COURSE FEE: $400

ORGANIZERS: Development Dimensions Africa

LANGUAGE: English

FORMAT: Online Learning

GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: infoinfo@humanitarianagenda.org

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