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GLOH5124: Humanitarian Crises and Refugee Health

2024 unit information

This unit gives students an overview of global health aspects of forced migration and humanitarian emergencies. This includes considering problems faced by government and non-government organisations in humanitarian emergency relief efforts as well as the increasing pressures of forced migration resulting from these. 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.

Unit details and rules

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Public Health

Code GLOH5124
Academic unit Public Health
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of the key health and related issues in humanitarian emergencies
  • LO2. recognise priority public health issues that arise in emergency situations and displaced populations
  • LO3. develop responses to health issues arising in humanitarian emergency situations
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of the role of aid agencies and health workers in emergency situations
  • LO5. recognise the potential health impacts of forced migration.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2b 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive October 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive October 2021
Block mode Remote
Intensive November 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2b 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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