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Approx. 16 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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NutritionInternational LawHumanitarianPublic Health

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28%

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26%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 16 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Module 1: Humanitarian Disasters and Public Health

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 57 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
6 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
4 readings
Course Schedule Flexibility10m
Foundations of Global Health Specialization10m
Meet Gilbert10m
Meet Paul10m
1 practice exercise
Humanitarian Disasters and Public Health30m
1 hour to complete

Module 2: Humanitarian Actors and Coordination

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 33 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Humanitarian Actors and Coordination10m
Introduction to Humanitarian Coordination1m
Humanitarian Coordination8m
Humanitarian Coordination Models7m
A Practical Example of Humanitarian Coordination3m
1 reading
Meet Mija10m
1 practice exercise
Humanitarian Actors and Coordination30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Module 3: Water and Sanitation

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Water and Sanitation14m
Sanitation Options12m
Water Supply Options12m
The Priorities18m
1 reading
Meet Les10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3: Water and Sanitation30m
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Livelihoods and Food Security in Humanitarian Crises

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 42 min)
4 videos
Livelihoods and Food Security in Humanitarian Crises15m
Food Security10m
Livelihoods Support Programming14m
1 practice exercise
Module 4: Livelihoods and Food Security in Humanitarian Crises30m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Module 5: Nutrition in Humanitarian Crises

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 41 min)
5 videos
Nutrition in Humanitarian Crises10m
A Case Study in Malnutrition3m
Types of Malnutrition9m
Treatment and Prevention of Acute Malnutrition14m
1 practice exercise
Module 5: Nutrition in Humanitarian Crises20m
1 hour to complete

Module 6: Management of Diseases in Humanitarian Crises

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 40 min)
4 videos
Management of Diseases in Humanitarian Crises14m
Managing an Outbreak of a Communicable Disease9m
Non-Communicable Disease In Disasters14m
1 practice exercise
Management of Diseases in Humanitarian Crises20m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Module 7: Health Care in Humanitarian Emergencies

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 63 min)
5 videos
Health Care in Humanitarian Emergencies18m
Parts of a Health Service21m
Introduction to Types of Health Services1m
Types of Health Services19m
1 practice exercise
Health Care in Humanitarian Emergencies20m
1 hour to complete

Module 8: Shelter in a Humanitarian Setting

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Shelter in a Humanitarian Setting10m
Shelter Solutions12m
1 reading
Meet Martin10m
1 practice exercise
Module 8: Shelter in a Humanitarian Setting20m

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