Certificate in Humanitarian Health Provider
The complexity and an unprecedented number of humanitarian emergencies requiring a health response have resulted in an increased demand for competent humanitarian healthcare providers.
This course aims at providing knowledge, strategies and tools to work as a medical personnel in a humanitarian situation. It also provides 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.
- 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
After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.
In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit three assignments.
All materials are made available through our online learning platform
Course duration: 3 months
Course fee: €500
Regions targeted: Global
Language: English and French