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30%

started a new career after completing these courses

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Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 12 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Public Health Engineering

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 80 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
11 videos
Course overview6m
Why public health engineering matters?9m
Environmental transmission pathways6m
Waterborne pathogens11m
Introduction to water quality criteria5m
How does drinking water become unsafe?10m
Water quantity6m
Introduction to vector control8m
Case study - Plague in Madagacar10m
Summary Week 11m
8 readings
About the course5m
Further reading5m
Week description and objectives1m
Introduction1m
Infectious diseases1m
Water quantity and quality requirements1m
Vector control1m
Summary1m
2 practice exercises
F-Diagram10m
Water consumption worldwide5m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Humanitarian contexts

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 69 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
9 videos
Planning and assessment7m
Case study - Bringing precious water in rural environment4m
Case study - Responding to emergencies6m
Urban contexts11m
Impact of protracted armed conflicts on essential urban services6m
A Call for a Better Urban Approach8m
Case study - Water and Iraq 1991 -20038m
Summary of the week3m
5 readings
Week description and objectives1m
Introduction1m
Humanitarian response1m
Urban challenges1m
Summary1m
2 practice exercises
The fundamentals principles in action15m
Exam of week 235m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 70 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Case study - water supply in emergencies52s
Water Source Selection10m
Intake8m
Abstraction12m
Water Treatment14m
Water Distribution, Transport & User safety10m
Summary4m
8 readings
Week description and objectives1m
Introduction1m
Water source selection1m
Intake & Abstraction1m
Water treatment1m
Water Distribution, Transport & User safety1m
Further info on "Household water treatment and storage"10m
Summary1m
1 practice exercise
Exam of week 335m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Sanitation

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 86 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Sanitation products9m
Excreta management in humanitarian crisis15m
Sanitation technology selection9m
On-site collection and storage technologies11m
Collection and storage/treatment - Anaerobic technologies7m
Conveyance technologies: Case study on Ebola waste management2m
[Semi] Centralized treatment technologies - Treatment stages5m
[Semi] Centralized treatment - Aerobic Technologies11m
Anaerobic Technologies: Case study - Prisons running on biogas1m
Summary Week 44m
7 readings
Week description and objectives1m
Introduction1m
Sanitation systems10m
Sanitation technologies10m
Further information on sanitation technologies10m
Summary10m
Case study - The battle against sewage in Gaza10m
1 practice exercise
Exam of week 435m

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