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Course objectives

This 2-week course aims to familiarize health professionals with epidemiological techniques to assess the health impact of disasters and conflicts on affected communities.

How the course will be run

Interactive classes will be given by international experts with extensive experience in humanitarian settings. These will be complemented by exercise sessions where the concepts taught will be put into practice.

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.

The course will cover following topics: nutrition, mortality, water and sanitation, reproductive health, food security and infectious diseases.

Evaluation will be based on two parts: a written exam (multiple choice and short open questions) and a group presentation of a case-study that will illustrate the concepts taught during the course and applied during the simulation exercise.

Applicants profile

This course is open to middle-carrer professionals with some experience in the humanitarian and emergency sectors. Training and experience in public health, medicine, emergency response or related topics are required.

Selection Process

We 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.

Practical information


7 July, 2014 (9am) to 18 July, 2014 (6pm) total: 10 days
Closing dinner on July 18 2014. Last year Program


  • Deadline for application: May 30th, 2014
  • Participation fees: 1500 Euros
  • Students of the UCL - Erasmus Mundus programmes (NOHA and EMMPHID) are eligible to 50% discount of the tuition fees.
  • The course registration fee covers coursework, printed materials, coffee breaks and lunches.
  • Participant fees must be deposited and received by CRED by June 15, 2014; otherwise, participation will be cancelled.
  • No reimbursement will be made on cancellations after June 22, 2014..

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Location and Accommodations

The 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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Classes will be taught in English. English proficiency is required.