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221.613.01 Introduction to Humanitarian Emergencies

Department:
International Health
Term:
1st term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2010 - 2011
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  5:00 - 6:50pm
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Resources:
Description:

Introduces basic types of public health emergencies, both manmade and natural and reviews public health skills used for conflict and disasters. Informs students of the environment in which these emergencies occur and how public health responses to each differ. Students learn which skills are neeeded to address nutritional, water and sanitation, and health needs, as well as the role of surveillance and information systems. Explores mechanisms and management of response to emergencies.

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required