Health Issues and Humanitarian Emergencies (MIPH5124)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit gives students an overview of public health aspects of humanitarian emergencies in developing country situations and the range of appropriate responses. This includes considering problems faced by government and non-government organisations in humanitarian emergency relief efforts. Topics covered in the unit include international and human rights law, the role of donor agencies, refugee health, nutritional emergencies, site planning for refugee camps, water and sanitation, sexual violence, protection of vulnerable groups, and communicable disease surveillance and control.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Development Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Health Communication
- Graduate Diploma in Development Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Health Communication
- Graduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Public Health
- Master of Development Studies
- Master of Health Communication
- Master of Health Security
- Master of International Public Health
- Master of Peace and Conflict Studies
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Public Health (Professional Practice)
Further unit of study information
1x 4day workshop
Workshop activities (40%), 1x 2500word written assignment (60%)
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site.
Faculty/department permission required?
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.