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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Module 1: Disease Outbreak Management (Kevin Clarke)

6 videos (Total 23 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Introduction to Disease Outbreak Management1m
Disease Outbreaks: Key Concepts5m
Outbreak Detection and Rapid Response Strategies6m
Incident Management Principles3m
Outbreak Response Monitoring for Decision Making4m
1 practice exercise
Disease Outbreak Management Quiz30m
1 hour to complete

Module 2: Maternal and Newborn Health (Hannah Tappis)

4 videos (Total 18 min), 1 quiz
4 videos
Maternal and Newborn Health Risks3m
Maternal and Newborn Health Services5m
Maternal and Newborn Health Services in Humanitarian Settings7m
1 practice exercise
Maternal and Newborn Health Quiz10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Module 3: Disaster Epidemiology and Surveillance (Les Roberts)

6 videos (Total 68 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Disaster Epidemiology and Surveillance19m
Surveys vs. Surveillance (There’s so Much Good about Surveillance!)9m
Surveys vs. Surveillance (But There Are Downsides of Surveillance)15m
Typhoid in Dushambe: An Example of a Crisis Where Different Data Methods Filled Different Needs6m
Volcanic Eruption —Goma, 2002: An Example of a Crisis Where Different Data Methods Filled Different Needs15m
1 practice exercise
Disaster Epidemiology and Surveillance Quiz10m
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Humanitarian Principles (Gilbert Burnham)

6 videos (Total 88 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Introduction to the Principles18m
The Basic Ethical Principles22m
Humanitarian Dilemmas—Or Are They Just Hard Choices?10m
Where the Humanitarian Problems Commonly Are18m
Help in Making Ethical Decisions17m
1 practice exercise
Humanitarian Principles Quiz10m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Module 5: International Health Regulations and the Global Health Security Agenda (Lauren Sauer)

4 videos (Total 36 min), 1 quiz
4 videos
Potential Public Health Emergency of International Concern9m
Implementing International Health Regulations7m
Global Health Security17m
1 practice exercise
International Health Regulations and the Global Health Security Agenda Quiz15m
1 hour to complete

Module 6: Humanitarian and Development Nexus (Paul Spiegel)

5 videos (Total 48 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
What Is the Humanitarian-Development Nexus (HDN)?8m
A Development Approach to Humanitarian Emergencies14m
The Humanitarian-Development Nexus in Practice13m
Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF)8m
1 practice exercise
Humanitarian and Development Nexus Quiz10m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Module 7: Infant Feeding in Disasters (Mija Ververs)

10 videos (Total 50 min), 1 quiz
10 videos
Why Does Infant Feeding Matter in a Disaster Setting?7m
What Are the Recommendations on Infant Feeding?3m
Why Is Safe and Appropriate Infant Feeding so Important?3m
How Do Breastfeeding Practices Differ Across the World?3m
What Are the Warning Signs for Potential Problems on Infant Feeding in a Disaster?7m
How to Handle Infant Feeding in a Disaster7m
When Would You Need to Provide Breast-Milk Substitutes (Infant Formula)?4m
Barriers and Challenges around Infant Feeding in Emergencies5m
Operational Guidance on Infant Feeding in Emergencies for Responders and Policy Makers5m
1 practice exercise
Infant Feeding in Disasters Quiz5m
2 hours to complete

Module 8: Humanitarian Project Design (Gilbert Burnham)

5 videos (Total 73 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
The Planning Cycle16m
The Planning Cycle Starts with the Assessment16m
The Project Design14m
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning25m
1 practice exercise
Humanitarian Project Design Quiz10m

Instructors

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Gilbert Burnham, MD

Professor
International Health
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Mija Ververs

Senior Associate
Health Systems

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