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NutritionInternational LawHumanitarianPublic Health
Specialization
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Beginner Level

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Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks, 2-3 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 1: Humanitarian Disasters and Public Health

In this module we will define what we mean by disasters, hazards, risks and vulnerabilities. We look at patterns and trends and understand the role of public health in disasters....
Reading
6 videos (Total 57 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Introduction to Humanitarian Disasters and Public Health1m
Introduction19m
Disaster Trends7m
Introduction to the Role of Public Health in Humanitarian Emergencies1m
The Role of Public Health in Humanitarian Emergencies23m
Reading4 readings
Course Schedule Flexibility10m
Foundations of Global Health Specialization10m
Meet Gilbert10m
Meet Paul10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1: Humanitarian Disasters and Public Health30m
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Module 2: Humanitarian Actors and Coordination

There are many humanitarian actors that play a role in a disaster. This module describes many of them and also looks at various coordination models that are used....
Reading
6 videos (Total 33 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Humanitarian Actors and Coordination10m
Introduction to Humanitarian Coordination1m
Humanitarian Coordination8m
Humanitarian Coordination Models7m
A Practical Example of Humanitarian Coordination3m
Reading1 reading
Meet Mija10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2: Humanitarian Actors and Coordination30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 3: Water and Sanitation

This module describes the burden of, and mechanisms of, sanitation and water-related diseases in humanitarian crises. We also illustrate the various strategies and priorities that can be used to reduce outbreaks of those diseases....
Reading
5 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Water and Sanitation14m
Sanitation Options12m
Water Supply Options12m
The Priorities18m
Reading1 reading
Meet Les10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3: Water and Sanitation30m
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Livelihoods and Food Security in Humanitarian Crises

Disasters affect livelihoods. This module illustrates how and what livelihoods strategies families use to cope with a crisis. We also describe what food security entails and ways to assess it. We look at various livelihoods support programs that can be used in disaster settings....
Reading
4 videos (Total 42 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Livelihoods and Food Security in Humanitarian Crises15m
Food Security10m
Livelihoods Support Programming14m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4: Livelihoods and Food Security in Humanitarian Crises30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Module 5: Nutrition in Humanitarian Crises

This module looks at who is at risk to become malnourished in a disaster context and why that is the case. We will describe various types of malnutrition, the treatment and various preventative actions. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 41 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Nutrition in Humanitarian Crises10m
A Case Study in Malnutrition3m
Types of Malnutrition9m
Treatment and Prevention of Acute Malnutrition14m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 5: Nutrition in Humanitarian Crises20m
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Module 6: Management of Diseases in Humanitarian Crises

This module examines the patterns of disease in affected populations. We will understand how the changes in population characteristics as well as life styles have changed the nature of the burden of disease populations from that of predominantly communicable to a pattern of non communicable diseases....
Reading
4 videos (Total 40 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Management of Diseases in Humanitarian Crises14m
Managing an Outbreak of a Communicable Disease9m
Non-Communicable Disease In Disasters14m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 6: Management of Diseases in Humanitarian Crises20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Module 7: Health Care in Humanitarian Emergencies

Disasters put special strains on the provision of health services as demands increase and resources to meet these needs diminish. The six major components of health services may be each damaged in different ways, and all can require urgent attention. This is all discussed in this module....
Reading
5 videos (Total 63 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Health Care in Humanitarian Emergencies18m
Parts of a Health Service21m
Introduction to Types of Health Services1m
Types of Health Services19m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 7: Health Care in Humanitarian Emergencies20m
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Module 8: Shelter in a Humanitarian Setting

In this module we talk about shelter and what it means. We describe how and which shelter solutions contribute towards immediate and longer-term recovery of people affected by disasters. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Shelter in a Humanitarian Setting10m
Shelter Solutions12m
Reading1 reading
Meet Martin10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 8: Shelter in a Humanitarian Setting20m
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Top Reviews

By JMJun 21st 2018

Very valuable course for people new to health, but not new to humanitarian work. Highly recommended for those interested in learning more about public health in humanitarian crises!

By ABMar 28th 2018

this course was exceptional, well prepared, every module have clear and achievable objective, the presentation was excellence according to quality of the video and the content

Instructors

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Gilbert Burnham, MD

Professor
International Health
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Mija Ververs

Senior Associate
Health Systems

About Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

About the Foundations of Global Health Specialization

This specialization is intended for people working or aspiring to work in global health programming. You will learn the foundational building blocks of effective program planning, implementation, and evaluation in a variety of settings, including low- and middle-income countries and humanitarian crises....
Foundations of Global Health

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