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TERVAL3 Public health in humanitarian crises 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Public Health
Person in charge
Announced in the Teaching schedule.


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the students are equipped with the skills to analyze the effects of disasters and silent emergencies on human health and health systems. They have adopted the basic principles of health care in crisis and are able to assess, plan, implement and monitor health care in exceptional situations.


- History, trends, background and causes of humanitarian crises in the world
- The legal context of humanitarian assistance, rights and duties of aid personnel
- The international mechanisms for protection of human rights in humanitarian crisis
- Stakeholders, their tasks and local and international co-operation in humanitarian crisis
- Main public health problems in different types of man made crisis and natural disasters and their mechanisms
- Overall priorities in health care in humanitarian crisis and vulnerable groups
- Health needs assessment in humanitarian crisis
- Special features of military health care
- Transition from short term emergency aid to long term rehabilitation

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work
Independent work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English



Belongs to following study modules

School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
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School of Health Sciences