Course objectivesThis 2-week course aims to familiarize professionals with epidemiological techniques to determine impacts of disasters and conflicts and assess the needs of affected populations. The course will introduce participants to the methods and tools of epidemiology in the context of humanitarian emergencies and cover the uses of different quantitative tools for the assessment of health needs in populations affected by catastrophic events. The course will be given by international experts with extensive experience in humanitarian settings.
Topics covered will include malnutrition, mortality, morbidity and population displacement.
How the course will be runThe course will last two weeks. Presentations will be given on how to assess impacts of disasters and conflicts on human health and how to use relevant survey and surveillance methods and tools to determine needs. The Course will cover nutrition, mortality, water and Sanitation, reproductive health, food security and infectious diseases.
Case-studies will be presented and a simulation exercise will be held under the supervision and guidance of international experts. This will allow the students to put the knowledge acquired during the theoretical classes into practice.
Evaluation will be based on the preparation by each student of a case-study presentation that will illustrate the concepts taught during the course and applied during the simulation exercise.
Applicants profileThis course is open to professionals at the level of field officer, preferably with some experience in the humanitarian and emergency management sectors. Two students from the European Masters in Humanitarian Action (NOHA) will also be selected to attend the course.
Selection ProcessWe strive to have a diversified group of participants, balancing gender, organizational and geographical representation. Participant selection is based on the candidate's profile, examined through the application form and CV and based on the requirements mentioned above.
Dates1 July, 2013 (9am) to 12 July, 2013 (2pm) – total: 9.5 days
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RegistrationParticipation fees: 1500 Euros
The course registration fee covers coursework, printed materials, coffee breaks and lunches. Participant fees must be deposited and received by CRED by June 15 2013; otherwise, participation will be cancelled.
Reimbursement will not be done on cancellations made after June 23, 2013.
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Location and AccommodationsThe course is located in Brussels, Belgium. Accommodations are available for 2 weeks on the university campus (+/- 500 Euros). These include single rooms in a dormitory of 6 to 8 private rooms with common kitchen and bathroom facilities.
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