Croucher summer course 2013

Training Course
Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC); Croucher Foundation
22-26 Jul 2013
Hong Kong
School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The course will introduce participants to the technical training in methods and tools to conduct research and design evidence-based intervention to address medical needs in the context of humanitarian emergencies. The public health training covers various quantitative and qualitative tools and techniques for health risk assessment, disaster epidemiology as well as medical programme planning and impact evaluation for populations affected by catastrophic events.

The following topics will be covered in the five-day course:

  • Basic concepts of public health and disasters
  • Characteristics and health issues of natural disasters, manmade disasters, and complex emergencies
  • Disaster epidemiology
  • Data collection, management, and analysis
  • Disaster research design and methodology
  • Policy issues in disasters
  • Needs assessment and impact evaluation
  • Ethics in disaster research

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Event fee


What is included in the event fee

The fee will include tuition, course materials, and accommodation. The registration fee may be waived for selected students. The fee is payable once admission is confirmed.

Target audience

Target applicants include postgraduate students and early career researchers in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific, with academic interest in the humanitarian and emergency response sector.

How to register

Completed form should be submitted to via email on or before 31 May 2013.


Health & Health Facilities, Risk Identification & Assessment, Complex Emergency, Governance, Social Impacts & Resilience
Hong Kong (China)
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