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221.613.01 Introduction to Humanitarian Emergencies

Department:
International Health
Term:
1st term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2016 - 2017
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  5:00 - 6:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Gilbert Burnham
Course Instructors:
Resources:
Description:

Introduces different types of humanitarian emergencies, humanitarian architecture and provides an overview of sectoral focus areas of humanitarian response. Informs students of the environment in which these emergencies occur and how public health responses in various types of emergencies and contexts differ. Explores mechanisms of preparedness, management of response to humanitarian emergencies and long-term recovery.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define a humanitarian emergency and list the types of public health needs they create
  2. List the common types of humanitarian emergencies and indicate their relative importance in terms of the size of the affected population and mortality.
  3. Discuss responses to different types of humanitarian emergencies and how priorities may differ by location and type of emergency.
  4. Describe humanitarian architecture , coordination mechanisms and list the organizations that are engaged in humanitarian response.
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required