Health Emergencies in Large Populations (H.E.L.P.)
This Academic Format for HELP assumes that course participants have a knowledge of epidemiological basics, and understand fundamentals of public health. Other than these assumptions there are no specific prerequisites.
- Describe the essential issues related to public health, health care, management, humanitarian law, and ethics that are associated with humanitarian action, and methods to address them.
- Analyze health and other humanitarian needs using a multidisciplinary approach that takes into consideration the perceptions, vulnerabilities, and capabilities of the people affected.
- Demonstrate, with examples, how collection and use of public health evidence can lead to management decisions which improve health of vulnerable populations
- Plan, manage, and evaluate activities included in the response to major humanitarian crises.
- Explain how diseases are detected, managed and prevented in a disaster-affected population, with especial attention to epidemics.
- 50% Participation
- 50% Final Paper
This course will be taught virtually via zoom during the days and times it meets. Students are required to complete a short online module in the months prior to starting class in January.
Please note: January 16 is a national holiday.