221.641.01 MEASUREMENT METHODS IN HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES
Gives students an understanding and skills needed in the measurement of populations and health indicators in humanitarian emergencies, when conventional measurement methods cannot be utilized. Includes assessment methods, sampling approaches in a variety of emergency situations, design and conduct of surveys, and the analysis and presentation of results. Includes discussions and examples of active and passive surveillance methods for refugee and other emergency situations. Both qualitative and quantitative methods will be presented.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
define and classify disaster types, to describe the phases of a humanitarian emergency, and to describe the assessment process in emergencies
describe the basic principles and uses of demography and epidemiology in humanitarian contexts
describe (and, in some cases, practice) a selection of methods, both qualitative and quantitative, used in field-based assessments of humanitarian emergencies
develop and present a critique of a reading assignment
- Thursday 1:30 - 3:20