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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,

thank you very much for every single one how worked hard to produce this great course.

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By Mohammed M H H

Jul 12, 2020

it is really amazing , I got a lot of information and skills . and I am welling to go crises 2

thank you very much .

By Mary D

Jun 10, 2020

This is a difficult class but it's incredibly informative and provides so much room to understand the topic fully.

By Aijaz P

May 14, 2019

EXCELLENT COURSE. Well organized. Knowledge delivered in understandable manner. Lot new dimensions were discovered

By Michael N M

Sep 7, 2020

excellent course with dedicated lecturer with insightful and well articulated thoughts throughout the content.

By Ayobami O

May 26, 2019

Highly educative and quite engaging course. I am satisfied with what I learnt on health in disaster settings.

By Chioma O

May 17, 2018

Informative, insightful and useful for those involved in public health assistance in fragile environments.

By Nchelem I

Mar 24, 2020

This course was so much fun, the teachers kept me engaged in all the videos. Very interesting I must say

By Zachary A

Sep 8, 2020

A well put together course! Everything had a nice flow. Excellent for anyone interested in this field.


Mar 15, 2019

Very useful and informative course, with highly experienced trainers and interesting educational style

By Woody C

Apr 2, 2018

An excellent course to help one to understand and address public health issues in humanitarian crises.

By Sevak S

Dec 15, 2017

This course should be a part of every environmental engineering and environmental health program

By Celine M

Nov 18, 2020

Very interesting content ! I am so happy to have the chance to follow those great courses !

By Ron C

Oct 10, 2021

The number of topics covered was amazing in their scope. I learned a lot from this course!

By Nefti-Eboni B

Feb 26, 2019

Great course, really helped me learn a lot about public health in the humanitarian context

By Ali Z M

Sep 22, 2020

This Is very Good Course this will bring New and Breif Information To the Students

By Adeola J

Jan 8, 2020

Excellent beginners approach to complex humanitarian emergencies. Thanks a lot!!!

By Ahmed A

Jul 9, 2019

Learnt so much information that i am sure will support me and my career also.

By Abi K

Feb 25, 2021

Great course for beginners and an excellent revision for practitioners, too!

By Matteo c

Jan 23, 2020

I found this course well done , I am satisfied with all my expectations

By Jannatul S S

May 24, 2021

It is quite an organized as well as creative also

Good Work!

Go Ahead!

By Dr. M G M

May 8, 2021

Its must do for every humanitarian worker, thanks for the course.

By Celio N

Sep 3, 2017

Amazing Course. With this tool I will be able to do a better job!


Aug 27, 2018

C'est une base solide pour ma carrière dans le monde humanitaire


Nov 14, 2020

The course is very informative, an eye-opener and educational.


Nov 12, 2017

Excellent course. Very comprehensive, provides all aspects.