Master of Pubic Health Disaster Management

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Undergraduate or Graduate Level : Graduate Level
Duration of Program : 2 years

About this Program

Disaster is defined as a sudden overwhelming and unforeseen phenomenon. Disasters are common worldwide and their aetiologies includes natural, man-made (technological) and a hybrid of factors. The Great Lakes region of Africa, including Uganda, is prone to both man-made disasters, such as conflicts and warfare leading to massive population displacements of refugees and internally displaced persons, and natural disasters, due to effects of climate change, droughts, famine, floods, landslide, disease outbreaks as well as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Uganda faces several disasters. The common disasters include civil strife and warfare/armed conflict leading to population displacements of internally displaced persons and refugees; disease outbreaks, drought, famine, floods and landslides. Acts of international terrorism with massive casualties and deaths have occurred and pose continued threat. Despite the high incidence of a variety of disasters, the capacity to minimise risks and effectively manage and mitigate the effects of disasters remain limited in Uganda and several developing countries. Response to and management of disasters is commonly the domain of international humanitarian agencies including United Nations (UN) agencies, non-governmental humanitarian agencies (NGHAs) and international non-governmental organisations (INGOs), with limited involvement of local institutions including academic institutions in Africa and several developing countries.

Courses

Year 1
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
HEALTH SYSTEMS IN EMERGENCIES MDM 7104 4 Graduate Level
APPLIED EPIDEMIOLOGY I MPH 7102 3 Graduate Level
APPLIED BIOSTATISTICS AND INFORMATICS I MPH 7103 3 Graduate Level
PUBLIC HEALTH AND DISASTERS MDM 7101 2 Graduate Level
HUMAN RIGHTS AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN DISASTER SITUATIONS MDM 7102 2 Graduate Level
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RISK REDUCTION MDM 7103 2 Graduate Level
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT IN EMERGENCIES MDM 7201 2 Graduate Level
FOOD AND NUTRITION IN DISASTER SITUATIONS MDM 7202 3 Graduate Level
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN DISASTER SITUATIONS MDM 7203 2 Graduate Level
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IN DISASTER SITUATIONS MDM 7204 3 Graduate Level
MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES IN DISASTER MDM 7206 2 Graduate Level
RESEARCH METHODS MPH 7203 3 Graduate Level
Semester 3 (Recess)
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
FIELD STUDY I MDM 7301 4 Graduate Level
RESEARCH PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT MDM 7302 3 Graduate Level
Year 2
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
MONITORING AND EVALUATION IN DISASTER SITUATIONS MDM 8101 3 Graduate Level
POST DISASTER RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION MDM 8102 3 Graduate Level
GRADUATE SEMINAR SERIES MDM 8103 2 Graduate Level
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
DISSERTATION MDM 8201 8 Graduate Level