221.613.01 Introduction to Humanitarian Emergencies
- International Health
- 1st term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2017 - 2018
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Tu Th, 3:30 - 4:50pm
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:
- Define a humanitarian emergency and list the types of public health needs they create
- List the common types of humanitarian emergencies and indicate their relative importance in terms of the size of the affected population and mortality.
- Discuss responses to different types of humanitarian emergencies and how priorities may differ by location and type of emergency.
- Describe humanitarian architecture , coordination mechanisms and list the organizations that are engaged in humanitarian response.
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on quizzes (70%) and assignments (30%).
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required