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MPH2053

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2010 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)A/Prof M Toole

Synopsis

Public health consequences of complex humanitarian emergencies involving armed conflict, population displacement, food scarcity and an outline of the critical public health interventions in these settings.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will:

  1. be able to analyse the causal factors of acute and gradual onset disasters, including refugee crisis;
  2. develop relevant skills in the assessment of, and response to major public health emergencies.

Assessment

Short answer examination 50%
Written assignment 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor M Toole

Contact hours

7 day intensive block

Prerequisites

Basic computer proficiency
MPH1040 & MPH1041 or MPH1030 & MPH1031

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/epidemiology/pgrad