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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 06, 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 28, 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 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 Ayobami S Y

Oct 10, 2018

Designed for learning!

By shibu t

May 14, 2019

Its was great course

By Deleted A

Aug 06, 2020

Outstanding course!

By Lorena C A

Oct 07, 2020

Perfect! Loved it!


Sep 10, 2020

quite informative

By Johanna B

Jun 09, 2020

Excellent course!

By Diani C

May 28, 2019

Util, interesante

By brian n

Jan 18, 2019

Very good Caurse

By Fernando G

Aug 03, 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

Best rated

By Rachael M

May 14, 2019


By Josue D S C

Dec 04, 2018


By Besong E O C

Aug 11, 2017


By Sara M V

Aug 14, 2020



Apr 05, 2018

Nice one

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Jul 13, 2020


By Lavinia B

Jun 15, 2020



Dec 31, 2018

The course is Great: very practical, the content is detailed and we participate. I really acknowledge there is a foundation for new skills .

It however has one problem: modalities for completion of the course seems vague and people have been waiting for some time. This needs to be addressed.

By Thaung H

Apr 08, 2018

Great course. I want to learn more about it very in depth. Better to provide internationally accredited certificate. For students from poor countries, should offer scholarship or free certificate. English essence of all facilitators are very easily understandable. Thanks so much!

By Fabrizio A C

Mar 31, 2020

Overall a good introduction to the topic. At some points, it turns quite generic and conversational, but I understand that this course probably doesn't want to be too heavy and complicated. I really enjoyed the practical examples and would have liked to have more of these.