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, urbanization, globalization, 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.
The international Global Health Program 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 an 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.
COURSE OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Critically review the quality and appropriateness of key public health interventions in humanitarian settings, mass casualty events and epidemics;
Recognize gaps in the evidence base for current knowledge and practice in public health interventions in humanitarian settings, mass casualty events and epidemics;
Identify research opportunities to expand the evidence base and address gaps in current knowledge and practice in public health interventions in humanitarian settings, mass casualty events and epidemics;
Explore and explain the strengths and weaknesses of published articles and research papers on public health interventions in humanitarian settings, mass casualty events and epidemics.
Language: the course will be taught in English only.
Health and allied professionals who are seeking a career move to the professional humanitarian sector;
Candidates of other academic courses, particularly part time and web based courses, who are looking for accredited short courses to enhance their degree.
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.
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.
Full course: $6,700.00 for 4 weeks (tuition only)
Selective package: $1,675.00 per 1 week module (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 organizers. Participants should also ensure that they have relevant travel and / or health insurance cover.
Please email your application form and copy of your CV to:
Ms. Janette Lauza Ugsang,
Health Risk Management Department, ADPC
Once accepted, applicants will receive detailed
Please apply at least one month prior to the date of the module you wish to attend.
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