- Training Course
- Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC)
- 25 Sep 2017 - 15 Mar 2018
As part of the knowledge transfer endeavour of the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), the 7th cohort of a free online course entitled “Public Health Principles in Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response” is now open for registration and study until 16 March 2017 on a first-come-first-served basis. A certificate of completion will be issued for participants who have successfully completed the course.
More than 5,000 students from six continents have enrolled in the first six cohorts offered since June 2014.
The "Public Health Principles in Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response" online course was developed by CCOUC in an attempt to make lessons learnt from previous disasters available and comprehensible to key stakeholders in disaster risk mitigation and the civil society. It is hoped that students enrolled in the course will gain insight and theoretical understanding of the public health issues related to disaster and be empowered personally and professionally to take necessary actions in the individual, community, and national levels to reduce the health risk posed by the increasing frequency and intensity of disaster.
- The course teaching assistant may assist students in solving any challenges regarding the course content and answer any questions in the process;
- The course is supported by a mobile application available for download here;
- The course enriches students' learning with the use of real disaster case studies, online tools and relevant international publications;
- The course offers exceptional flexibility for participants to manage their study schedule with course materials accessible online anytime, anywhere!
Course Structure and Delivery Format
The course is delivered through an online virtual learning space developed by the Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning unit of the Department for Continuing Education of Oxford University.
The course involves a total of 7 lessons, 4 short quizzes and one final assessment. Each lesson requires about one to three hours of study. All assessments are in the form of multiple-choice questions to be completed online with unlimited attempts. To progress through the course, students must obtain 80% or above in each short-quiz. Students enrolled in the course may access all learning materials and go through all learning activities online within a maximum period of seven months.
Topics covered in the course are as follows:
- Lesson 1: Public Health Approaches to Medical Disaster Response
- Lesson 2: Disaster Concepts and Trends
- Lesson 3: The Impact of Disasters
- Lesson 4: The Human Health Impact of Disasters
- Lesson 5: Responding to Health Needs in Disaster (I)
- Lesson 6: Responding to Health Needs in Disaster (II)
- Lesson 7: Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Course Completion and Certification
Students who obtain 60% or above in the final assessment will be issued a printable certificate in recognition of completing the course.
To start studying the course now, please visit the course website at http://phpidccouc.conted.ox.ac.uk
- Capacity Development, Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Health & Health Facilities, Disaster Risk Management, Vulnerable Populations
- Cyclone, Drought, Earthquake, Flood, Heat Wave
- Africa, Asia