We organise and lecture on a number of courses related to humanitarian crises and public health both at LSHTM and through external partners.
Health in Humanitarian Crises by Distance Learning
Our brand new Health in Humanitarian Crises distance learning programme (PGCert, PGDip & MSc) focuses on the knowledge and skills to improve the health of populations affected by humanitarian crises in different settings around the globe. You will be encouraged to develop transferable and subject-specific skills to address multi-faceted and current health problems in their local setting, as well as internationally.
This course is aimed at professionals who may already be involved in delivering public health projects in humanitarian crises at community, hospital or district level, in research, in ministries of health or other health- or development-related organisations. The self-study programme will suit practitioners, policy-makers or researchers who wish to deepen their understanding of humanitarian issues and increase their potential for career development in public health.
Within the LSHTM master’s programmes, the following crises-related MSc modules are available to registered students and also to a small number of external students:
- Conflict and Health (intensive)
- Conflict and Health (distance learning)
- Nutrition in Emergencies (intensive)
Crises-related teaching is also available in the MSc modules, 'Global Mental Health' (distance learning) and 'Designing Disease Control Programmes' (intensive) and the Professional Diploma in Tropical Nursing .
We have also developed a number of free external courses intended to support the development of practitioners, policy-makers, and the public in addressing health in humanitarian crises.
The use of epidemiological tools in conflict-affected populations: A free online course developed by Centre members, intended for non-epidemiologists and policy-makers operating in humanitarian crises.
Opportunities for MSc students to conduct summer projects on humanitarian-related topics will be included on MSc summer project lists circulated to students each year.
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