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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Module 1: Why is it important?

In module one you will learn about why NCDs have increased in the world as a whole and about why NCDs are a particular problem in humanitarian emergencies or crises. Natural disasters and complex emergencies including armed conflict may have a negative effect, both on the levels of disease, and on the possibilities for preventing, treating or caring for people with NCDs.

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6 videos (Total 57 min), 7 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Alessandro Demaio: The "big four" NCDs Explained16m
Sylvia Khamati: The double burden of disease - Kenya refugee camps8m
Mouna Mayoufi: Lack in quality of care - Syria8m
Heidi Christensen: Challenges for refugees on the move - Lesbos5m
Experiences from refugees affected by NCDs9m
7 readings
A call to action20m
Identifying and Describing the Impact40m
Siri Tellier: A Background Paper10m
Ten essential questions40m
Care in Emergencies20m
Conflict-affected populations10m
Internally Displaced Women and Children50m
3 practice exercises
Why is it important?
A Call to Action
Identifying and Describing the Impact
Week
2
6 hours to complete

Module - What is being done?

In module two you will learn about some of the basic approaches of humanitarian action and how they might that apply to NCDs. This would include basic concepts, and how they might help or hamper the response to NCDs.

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4 videos (Total 36 min), 9 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Sylvia Khamati: Community awareness needed - Kenya7m
Mouna Mayoufi: Data needed to improve preparedness - Libya9m
Heidi Christensen: Treatment dilemmas - Pakistan11m
9 readings
The Sphere Project1h
Emergency Health Kit20m
Key Fact Sheet10m
Public Health Interventions in Humanitarian Crises40m
Social Determinants30m
Interventions for Primary Health Care1h 30m
Diabetes care in a complex humanitarian emergency setting40m
Ebola Crisis15m
Guidelines and mHealth for Vulnerable Populations30m
3 practice exercises
What is being done?
The Sphere Project
Emergency Health Kit
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Module: Challenges and Opportunities

In module three you will learn about prioritization (the classical first priority for health response to save lives, and concentrate on excess mortality and morbidity), the importance of risk analysis (the risk equation), the challenges involved in transition from acute to longer term assistance – from blueprint to contextualizing and building capacity – as well as about longer term budgetary issues.

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4 videos (Total 32 min), 7 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Sylvia Khamati: Financial Dilemmas - Kenya9m
Heidi Christensen: Dilemmas in long term treatment in India6m
Sigiriya A. Perone: Do's and Dont's8m
7 readings
Cancer in Refugees45m
Three Steps to Improve NCDs20m
Interventions for NCDs in Humanitarian Crises1h
Human Health Following Disasters30m
Burden of Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality30m
Addressing NCDs in disaster risk reduction15m
Health status and needs for older refugees45m
3 practice exercises
Challenges and opportunities
Cancer in Refugees
Three Steps to Improve NCDs
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By ASMar 20th 2019

Coursera is very nice and easy way to uptade your knowledge ,have participants have numerous choices of courses and can do the course of their choice.overall I am happy with this.

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Siri Tellier

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Copenhagen School of Global Health

About University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest University in Denmark - founded in 1479, and with over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees. The purpose of the University is to conduct research and provide education to the highest academic level. Based in Denmark's capital city it is one of the top research institutions in Europe. ...

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