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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Public Health in Humanitarian Crises 1 by Johns Hopkins University

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About the Course

This course, Public Health in Humanitarian Crises 1, introduces discussions about the public health approach to problems experienced by people affected by disasters, both natural and related to conflict. The course discusses the many changes which occur in people’s lives when they are uprooted by a disaster, ranging from changes in disease patterns, access to health care, livelihoods, shelter, sanitary conditions, nutritional status, etceteras. We will explore what humanitarian interventions could look like if we want to mitigate the effects of disasters. The course content is a mix of theoretical knowledge and many practical examples from recent disasters. We think this course is unique because it contains so many practical ‘real-life’ examples and is taught by instructors and guest lecturers who together have over 200 years of experience in this field. The course consists of 10 modules totaling approximately 9-10 hours of delivered content with an additional 2-3 hours of self-work (quizzes and writing and evaluating a short peer-review assignment) as well as lively discussions forums. The course has been designed in a way that each module builds on the lessons of previous modules. However, you may do the modules in any order and some can be done separately. You do not have to pay for this course if you choose to enroll without a certificate. Sometimes referred to as auditing, enrolling without a certificate means that you will have access to all of the videos, quizzes, assignments, and discussions. The only difference is that you will not receive a certificate upon completion. Click the Enroll Without a Certificate link to sign up and begin the course. Even if you enroll in a session that has yet to begin, you may access most of the course materials right away by clicking the Preview Course Materials link. However, you will have to wait for the session to begin before posting your comments on the discussion forum or accessing the final peer-reviewed assessment. Visit the Learner Help Center for details about session schedules. If you want to learn more, there is a second course which follows this one entitled, Public Health in Humanitarian Crises 2. We welcome you to take this. The course has a similar set-up and discusses additional topics, such as infectious disease outbreaks, disease epidemiology, maternal and newborn health, mental health, humanitarian project design, humanitarian principles, and many other topics....

Top reviews

Feb 5, 2020

It was a totally new domain for me to learn, Very informative and very very well articulated. Even a person like me who knew almost nothing about it, is now interested in working in it. Thanks a lot.

Apr 27, 2020

I have earned very good and valuable knowledge that refresh and improved my career level one step forward,\n\nthank you very much for every single one how worked hard to produce this great course.

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By Aja J A

Jan 7, 2021

Excellent citadel of learning, good job

By Tony C

May 13, 2019

Very informative, well organized course

By Haroon T

Oct 23, 2018

This is best course i have ever taken.

By Lujain B

Jan 26, 2019

Well informative and very enjoyable!

By Michael D

Jun 16, 2020

Gained valuable insight. Thank you.

By Akhator J

Dec 17, 2017

I recommend this for all physicians

By Mulki M M

Aug 19, 2020

The only course I completed fully

By Akodjoua E B

Dec 9, 2017

very helpful and important course


Dec 18, 2020

Very informative and practical

By Etel G F

Jul 22, 2020

Super course . Very well done!

By Paul S

Jun 29, 2017

I'm impressed, but I'm biased!

By Rajan G

Jun 13, 2019

amazingly awesome course!

By Ayub M

Oct 22, 2020

Informative coursework

By Ayobami S Y

Oct 10, 2018

Designed for learning!

By shibu t

May 13, 2019

Its was great course

By Deleted A

Aug 6, 2020

Outstanding course!

By Lorena C A

Oct 7, 2020

Perfect! Loved it!


Sep 10, 2020

quite informative

By Johanna B

Jun 9, 2020

Excellent course!

By Diani C

May 27, 2019

Util, interesante

By brian n

Jan 18, 2019

Very good Caurse

By Fernando G

Aug 2, 2020


By Yolanda L B

Dec 13, 2017

A great course!

By Victor R D V G

Jun 23, 2020


By Fokrul I

May 10, 2020

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