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221.639.81 REFUGEE HEALTH CARE

Description:

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.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
conduct an initial assessment of a refugee population to determine priority health needs
name the key organizations which respond to refugee crises and list their mandates and responsibilities
apply your epidemiological skills to assess nutritional status of a displaced population
appropriately follow ethical guidelines in providing assistance
take appropriate measures to prevent and control outbreaks of epidemic diseases among displaced populations

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on oral presentations or papers.
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 50
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses..

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail