Natural and constructed hazards, new and re-emerging pathogens, conflict and rising inequity are all contributing to an ever increasing burden of mass human suffering worldwide. These threats put exposed populations at a much higher risk of new diseases, new disabilities and early death, and drain much needed resources away from development in countries which can least afford it. Other global factors such as climate change, aging societies, urbanisation, globalisation, antibiotic resistance, mass migration and the politics of isolationist nationalism complicate the context in which humanitarian and first responder agencies have to operate, More than ever, innovative public health approaches to populations in crisis are needed.
Location of the course
The course will be held at the Faculty of Public Health of Thammasat campus at Rangsit, 30km north of Bangkok. Participants will have full access to most University facilities, as well as the public facilities at the nearby Asian Institute of Technology.
About the course
In June 2019, the international Global Health programme of the Faulty of Public Health at Thammasat in Thailand will open its course on Public Health and Crisis to external candidates. This 4 week course is a elective component of the Faculty’s MPH (Global Health) curriculum. The course consists of 4 linked modules, and external candidates have the opportunity to join the whole course or to choose specific modules which suit their needs.
The course modules and the (tentative) schedule are as follows:
03-07 June 2019
Public Health and Conflict Module from
10-14 June 2019
Outbreaks and Epidemics Module from
17-21 June 2019
Public Health, Technological Hazards and Mass Casualty Management Module from
24-28 June 2019
Who should take this course?
The whole course is not recommended for those who already have experience of working in humanitarian settings, but specific modules may be of interest to experienced people looking to broaden their knowledge of humanitarian practice.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Who are the trainers?
The core course sessions are facilitated by experts in public health and emergencies from the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and faculty from Thammasat University. Guest facilitators from international humanitarian agencies based in Thailand will also facilitate additional sessions or join panel discussions/ round table events.
Language and teaching methods
The course is offered in English only.
What is the cost?
• Full course: $1,850.00 (THB60,250.00) for 4 weeks tuition only
Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements and to arrange their own accommodation and local transport. Options for accommodation in and near the campus can be provided by the organisers. Participants should also ensure that they have relevant travel and / or health insurance cover.
Each module has a requirement for a minimum number of 10 participants. If an insufficient number of applications have been received by 1 May 2019, the Faculty of Public Health and ADPC reserve the right to cancel the course for the current year. Candidates who have already been accepted will be informed as soon as the decision is taken, and offered a place in the following year if desired.
What is the application procedure?
It is best to apply electronically.
Once accepted, applicants will receive detailed registration information and procedures for payment.
Please apply at least one month prior to the date of the module you wish to attend.