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Public Health: Int'l Humanitarian Health

PH 395 OL1 (CRN: 61887)

3 Credit Hours

About PH 395 OL1

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Dates: May 20 - June 14, 2019; Open to graduate-level Public Health students only; All other students require instructor permission; Must submit the request at Students will be notified if permission is granted; Contact student Advisor Vika Pleshakova at for any questions.

Section Description

Over the course of 4 weeks this summer, this course will offer a practical and in-depth analysis of the complexities of international humanitarian response. By design, this course will cover a lot of material in a month; be prepared to stay on top of your readings and assignments to get the most out of the course. This course serves as an introduction to the world of international humanitarian response: the challenges, the successes, the gaps, and the key players behind it all. Through modules featuring different themes, students will gain familiarity with the basic frameworks of humanitarian response. Guest lecturers who are experts on humanitarian response and weekly case studies will provide opportunities for in-depth learning experiences.

Section Expectation

The course places a heavy emphasis on the intersection between public health and humanitarianism. As students and aspiring public health professionals, you will be encouraged to share your thoughts, insights, questions and experiences as we go along; a large part of successful international humanitarian response depends on respondent's willingness to learn – from disasters, communities, and colleagues. You will be encouraged to keep an open mind; challenge each other, but be respectful. Through case studies, learning and reading materials, we will learn from the mistakes and achievements of past disasters, discuss ways for improvement, and inspire each other to foster new ideas for success. Though online, this course will be an active learning experience. You are expected to do the readings and take what you learn from those readings and apply them in different interactions with your classmates and instructor.


Students will be evaluated on: 1. Weekly assignments (4 total - 45% of the total grade) 2. Quizzes (1 per module, 12 total - 20% of the total grade) 3. Clarity Questions (1 per module, 12 total, graded as complete/incomplete - 5% of the total grade) 4. Discussions (1 per week, 4 total - 15% of the total grade) 5. Final paper (1 at the end of the course - 15% of the total grade)




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