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Course Code: 
MDM 7104
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course covers health care services and systems in emergencies. The principles of health services delivery and models of health services organization in emergencies will be presented. Health systems component including environment, resources- personnel, and supplies/equipment will be discussed. It discusses how health services are organised and affected in disaster settings and how they can be strengthened to meet the demands of emergency relief operations based on the sphere standards. It addresses needs assessment as a basis for health interventions.  Leadership and management; coordination and risk communication during emergencies; and organization of different stake holders in disaster response, focusing on both the emergency and post-emergency phases will be addressed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       objective:

  • To provide students with knowledge and skills for adequate management of health systems in disaster situations to improve service delivery, minimize risk and save lives.


Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of this course the student should be able to:

  • Define and understand the role of health systems in emergencies and characterize the consequences of disasters on health systems
  • Undertake health assessment as a basis for effective intervention
  • Understand emergency health services organization including management of mass casualty; the UN cluster approach/mandate; and the incident command system in emergencies.
  • Discuss the roles of various stakeholders in disaster risk reduction, response and management.
  • Apply management and leadership skills to establish and lead effective teams for successful relief operations.
  • Health information systems and communication in emergency situations
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