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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

AM
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.

AO
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 ABANDA T

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 7, 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.

By Iris J F

Mar 5, 2018

Thank you for the opportunity to take my first Coursera course. The course was very complete and comprehensive, covered many aspects and integrated many factors associated to public health issues in humanitarian crises. A great experience that contributed to my knowledge.

By Patrick T

Sep 20, 2020

This module helps me to know a lot of things about the different program who need to help refugees, and how to help the people lives in the disasters. I think so, after this course, I will be available to find a job and work easily.

By Ilene S

Jul 5, 2017

Very enlightening. I found the mosquito netting used for fishing most interesting, the immediate need over protection for tomorrow, perspective is e

By Emilija U S

Jun 4, 2020

Very informative and detailed. It gives a good understanding of how all clusters are interrelated.

By Linda K

Apr 3, 2018

A great course with motivated teachers. Thank you very much, it was a pleasure!

By Adriana T

Feb 19, 2018

Great introduction to public health. Provides very practical recommendations.

By Daniella L

Nov 13, 2019

Quiero seguir haciendo los cursos de esta especialización! Me encantó

By Jonathan G

Mar 1, 2018

This was a bit of a no-brainer but an interesting course.

By Ali M A A

Apr 4, 2018

Great course, I recommed it to all.

By Mbaye S

Nov 9, 2018

This course is very interest.

By MOUBAREK A A

Oct 1, 2020

Very useful course

By Delores R

Sep 19, 2018

Can't figure out the communication with the organization Coursera. However, the lecture Public Health in Humanitarian Crises is superb it is an eye-opening experience.