221.639.81 REFUGEE HEALTH CARE
Addresses provision of basic health requirements for refugees and coordination of care among agencies concerned with them. Topics include epidemiologic assessment and control of communicable disease; nutrition and environmental sanitation; logistical support; and resettlement issues. Students or guest speakers present topics for group discussion.
Taking part in this course will give you a detailed awareness of the public health needs of refugees and give you the skills to address these needs. When you successfully complete this course you will have the skills and the knowledge to: 1) conduct an initial assessment of a refugee population to determine priority health needs; 2) name the key organizations which respond to refugee crises and list their mandates and responsibilities; 3) apply your epidemiological skills to assess nutritional status of a displaced population; 4) appropriately follow ethical guidelines in providing assistance; and 5) take appropriate measures to prevent and control outbreaks of epidemic diseases among displaced populations.
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