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Public Health and Disasters - Assessing and Responding to Health Care Needs in Natural Disasters and Complex Emergencies

May 11 - May 22, 2020 (application starting September 01, 2019)

Tuition Fees: General Admission €1,500, tropEd €1,000

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The course meets for 2 for a total of 90 hours: 40h lecture and 30h tutored group work, 20h self-study. TropEd students can earn 3 ECTS points.

Entry Requirements

"Public Health and Disasters - Assessing and Responding to Health Care Needs in Natural Disasters and Complex Emergencies" is held in English. Course participants should have excellent command/high level of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English.

Content Overview

The content of the course reflects up-to-date knowledge and experience with the impact assessment and management of natural disasters and complex emergencies in the health sector:
Disaster situations,

  • Disaster preparedness,
  • Development programmes,
  • Cross-cultural awareness,
  • Gender based and sexual violence,
  • Working relations in the field, donor coordination,
  • Relief to development continuum,
  • Applied epidemiology in needs assessment and
  • Relief planning for natural disasters and complex emergencies.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • explain the health and health systems impacts of disasters
  • explain the importance of addressing gender based violence and mental health impacts
  • differentiate between natural disasters and complex emergencies in terms of health impacts and needs
  • apply rapid needs assessment methods and prioritization in disaster situations
  • use strategic and operational planning and health management tools in disasters
  • apply epidemiological methods in disaster situations
  • explain the driving forces and determinants of inter-agency coordination in the field
  • distinguish between development-oriented humanitarian aid and mainstreaming preparedness in development policies
  • identify methods for quality assurance and minimum standard setting in humanitarian aid
  • apply socio-cultural aspects in the field work appropriately

Course Fee

  • General Admittance: € 1.500.-
  • tropEd students: € 1.000.-

Included in the course fee is a non-refundable registration fee of € 200.-
Please register as soon as possible as the number of participants is limited.
Unfortunately, no Scholarships are available.
If the participant withdraws from the course

  • less than 6 weeks prior: 25 % of the course fee will be charged.
  • less than 4 weeks prior: 50 % of the course fee will be charged.
  • less than 2 weeks prior: the whole course fee will be charged.

The tuition fee does not include accommodation, insurance or other personal living costs during the stay.


Contact Registration

Dirk Reinhardt
Assistant Short Courses Coordinator
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, D-69120 Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 43 12 
Fax: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 49 18
assistants.sc@uni-heidelberg.de

Short Course Coordinator/tropEd Coordinator

Nandita Rothermund-Bucher, M.A.
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, D-69120 Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 46 48 
Fax: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 49 18
short.courses@urz.uni-heidelberg.de

Lead Course Coordinator

Dr. Revati Phalkey
Senior Lecturer
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg

Course Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Michael Marx
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg

Teaching Coordinator

Dr. Pauline Grys
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 50 48
grys@uni-heidelberg.de

Lead Course Coordinator

Dr. Revati Phalkey,
Senior Lecturer
University of Nottingham /
Institute of Global Health,
Heidelberg University

Course Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Michael Marx,
Institute of Global Health,
Heidelberg University