Health Care in Disaster Management

Time:  November 2021

Location: Global Academy, Amsterdam

Duration and Credits:  4 weeks ;  10 ECTS

Teaching language:  English

Learning Methods: Classical Learning(Face-to-Face); Online Learning, and Self -Study

Level : Professional Development

Number of Participants: 15 – 20

Learning Objectives:

This four- week intensive short course gives an overview of recent trends in disaster risk management with its current and near-future challenges. This course is especially suitable for students in health and social sciences, and those in related fields (e.g. in natural sciences, social sciences etc.), but it is equally open to all who are interested in examining contemporary disaster management issues from various, and perhaps novel, perspectives. It is for the people who are working in related projects in developing countries.


The course will offer an overview of Health Care in Disaster Management(HCDM) related challenges that our community is facing, especially within the context of sustainable development goals. Health care in Disaster management is examined from many points of view, from everyday grass root life to environment, from health care systems to general sociocultural and global determinants of wellbeing. Fields of public health that are covered in more detail include contemporary population health care in disaster management trends (nationally and globally), modern view of health promotion, aspects of health policy, increasingly important socioeconomic and cultural determinants of health, urgent issues in disaster management, changing world of modern work life, public health care aspects of rapidly ageing populations, and new insights of public health care and nutrition. The course utilizes a plenty of real-life examples that reflect recent health care practices in disaster management and future challenges. There are eight modules in the course.

Methods of Teaching and Learning:

This course make available prerequisite reading material and other mainly online material prior to the course. The curriculum includes expert lectures, seminars, discussions groups, a hands-on computer lab session with real-life epidemiologic data, and a field visit. Students will prepare a course work in groups, and the output will be presented and discussed together during the closing-day seminar. After the course, students will prepare a well-thought essay on a given topic that relates to the visible and invisible future of public health.

Study Materials:

Literature and readings (mostly digitalized /online). The students get to use the information and digital services as part of their independent studies during the course, as well as in preparing for the final seminar presentation and the essay.


Grade 0 to 5, based on evaluation of the following performance:

Class participation and activeness, group work, seminar presentation, essay

Lecturers / Resource Persons:

On the welcome day a detailed daily time table including lecturers / resources, and reading package will be handed to all participants.

Costs: Upon request.

Application on rolling basis.

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