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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

General Introduction

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 5 min), 5 readings
2 videos
The importance of addressing violence against Health Care together -Angela Gussing (Regional Director for the Americas, ICRC)2m
5 readings
Syllabus10m
Course Summary10m
General References10m
Key terms - Glossary and Acronyms10m
Acknowledgements10m
4 hours to complete

Module 1: Health-care personnel: ethical principles of health care in times of armed conflict and other emergencies

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
12 videos
1.1.1 Me, The health provider - Esperanza Martinez, (Head of the health unit, ICRC)4m
1.1.2 Human resource challenges - Esperanza Martinez, (Head of the health unit, ICRC)58s
1.1.3 The ethical issues - Robin Coupland, (former field surgeon, ICRC)2m
1.1.4 Health Care in Danger: Voices of the Community - Dr Otmar Kloiber, (Secretary General, WMA)2m
1.1.5 The perspective of the beneficiaries - Eric Bernes, (Coordinator, First Aid & Prehospital Emergency care programs, ICRC)6m
1.2.1 Quantitative data and their bias - Robin Coupland, (former field surgeon, ICRC)2m
1.3.1 Introduction to help the helpers’ strategy - Carla Uriarte, (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Advisor, Health Unit, ICRC)7m
1.3.2 Help the Helpers program in Mexico (Excerpt from MHPSS film Healing Hidden Wounds, 2015)17m
1.3.3 MHPSS delegate interview (encapsulating presentation with Excerpt from Health care in Gaza: Mental health support for frontline workers, 2015)3m
1.4.1 Explanation of the vulnerable groups, their invisibility and early search for them - Stephane Du Mortier, (Head of the Primary Health Care Services, ICRC)7m
Course summary module 11m
1 reading
Key resource for module 110m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Module 2: The legal framework on the protection of health-care delivery

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 82 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
2.1.2 The scope of application of relevant legal frameworks - Alexander Breitegger, (Legal Adviser, ICRC)9m
2.1.3 The sources of international humanitarian law and international human rights law - Alexander Breitegger, (Legal Adviser, ICRC)6m
2.2.1a Case Study Yemen 1 : Operational implementation of obligation to provide impartial health care - Benjamin Charlier, (Legal Adviser, Advisory Services for International Humanitarian Law, ICRC) and Alexander Breitegger, (Legal Adviser, ICRC)10m
2.2.1b Case Study Yemen 1 : Operational implementation of obligation to provide impartial health care - Benjamin Charlier, (Legal Adviser, Advisory Services for International Humanitarian Law, ICRC) and Alexander Breitegger, (Legal Adviser, ICRC)6m
2.2.2a Challenges under domestic law for guaranteeing impartial delivery of health care: example of Colombia. Skype interview German Parra Gallego, (Operational Legal Adviser, ICRC Bogota) and Alexander Breitegger, (Legal Adviser, ICRC)6m
2.2.2b Challenges under domestic law for guaranteeing impartial delivery of health care: example of Colombia. b) Skype interview Jorge Arturo Cubides Granados, (Interinstitutional coordinator of the programme by the Presidency of Colombia on human rights and international humanitarian law) and Alexander Breitegger, (Legal Adviser, ICRC)8m
2.2.3 Case Study Yemen 2: Legal aspects relevant to attacks against health-care facilities - Marisela Silva Chau, (Thematic Legal Adviser, ICRC and formerly Operational-Legal Adviser for ICRC Afghanistan, Colombia and Peru) and Alexander Breitegger, (Legal Adviser, ICRC)9m
2.2.4 Case study Yemen 3: Legal aspects relevant to obstructions of passage of medical transports - Marisela Silva Chau, (Thematic Legal Adviser, ICRC and formerly Operational-Legal Adviser for ICRC Afghanistan, Colombia and Peru) and Alexander Breitegger, (Legal Adviser, ICRC)7m
2.3.1 The red cross, red crescent and red crystal emblems-authorized uses, misuses and associated obligations - Alexander Breitegger, (Legal Adviser, ICRC)7m
2.3.2 Other symbols and possibilities of identification - Alexander Breitegger, (Legal Adviser, ICRC)4m
Course Summary module 21m
2 readings
Key resources for module 210m
A health-care facility embroiled in military operations (please read before attempting the quiz !)10m
1 practice exercise
International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law application (please read above case study text, before starting quiz!)30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Module 3: Ambulance and prehospital services in risk situations

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 47 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
3.1.1 Aggression against ambulance personnel due to expectations exceeding capacity2m
3.1.2 Challenges and solutions: example from Lebanon - Frederik Siem, (Senior Adviser for Health Care in Danger, Norwegian Red Cross) and Rodney Eid, (Assistant Director for Crisis Management, Lebanese Red Cross)6m
3.2.1 Consequences of ambulance misuse: example from Baghdad - Frederik Siem, (Senior Adviser for Health Care in Danger, Norwegian Red Cross) and Sally Al-Nakshabandi, (Humanitarian Leadership and Management School - HLMS, ICRC)10m
3.2.2 Misuse of ambulances internally in the organization - Frederik Siem, (Senior Adviser for Health Care in Danger, Norwegian Red Cross)2m
3.3.1 Solutions to operational dilemmas encountered in hot zones - Frederik Siem, (Senior Adviser for Health Care in Danger, Norwegian Red Cross)2m
3.3.2 Importance of situational awareness in risk situations - Frederik Siem, (Senior Adviser for Health Care in Danger, Norwegian Red Cross)4m
3.3.3 Reasons behind and consequences of ambulance obstruction: example of Colombia - Frederik Siem, (Senior Adviser for Health Care in Danger, Norwegian Red Cross) and Dr Francisco Moreno Carillo, (Director of General Health, Colombian Red Cross) and Pascal Ollé Coordinator department of Salud ICRC9m
3.4.1 Adapting to violent situations in peaceful contexts: Example of Sweden - Jane Kautto, (President of the Swedish Ambulance Nurses Association)5m
Course summary: module 31m
1 reading
Key resources for module 310m
1 practice exercise
Module 3: Ambulance and prehospital services in risk situations30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Module 4: Hospital managers: ensuring the preparedness and security of health-care facilities in armed conflict and other emergencies

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
12 videos
4.1.1 The well-being of health-care personnel - Dr Bruce Eshaya-Chauvin, (former Medical Adviser, Health Care in Danger Project, ICRC) and Amanda Baumgartner (Head Nurse, ICRC DRC)4m
4.1.2 Relations between health-care personnel and patients - Dr Bruce Eshaya-Chauvin (former Medical Adviser, Health Care in Danger Project, ICRC) and Joana De Barros (Head Nurse, ICRC DRC)6m
4.1.3 Who should be cared for first - Dr Bruce Eshaya-Chauvin (former Medical Adviser, Health Care in Danger Project, ICRC) and Felicity Machoka, (Hospital Project Manager, ICRC Pakistan).9m
4.1.4 Hospital infrastructure, risk analysis and how to prepare - Federico Sittaro, (Water & Habitat - Strategic Planner: Health and Urban Infrastructures, ICRC)9m
4.1.5 The multi-dimension approach to safeguarding medical care in armed conflict and other emergencies - François Delfosse, (Security Advisor for the Attacks on Hospitals Project at MSF)8m
4.2.1 The importance of preparation of HC facilities for emergencies - Sona Bari, (Communications Manager at the WHO)2m
4.2.2 The safe hospital index: an assessment report and action plan for resilience and safety - Jonathan Abrahams, (Technical Officer, Health Policy in Disaster Risk Management, Country Health Emergency Preparedness and International Health Regulations in WHO Asian Disaster Preparedness Center - ADPC)3m
4.2.3 The safe hospital index: field implementation example in Nepal - Hyo Jeong Kim, (Technical officer for Humanitarian Policy & Guidance in WHO’s Health Emergencies Program)4m
4.2.4 The safe hospital index: benefits and how to implement the program in your own country - Dr Rudi Coninx, (Coordinator of Humanitarian Policy and Guidance in WHO’s Health Emergencies Program)2m
4.3.1 Violence in the emergency room. , Sylviane Stotzer, (Nurse, Emergency Service, University Hospitals of Geneva HUG)5m
Course Summary Module 41m
1 reading
Key resources for module 410m
1 practice exercise
Healthcare Facilities30m

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