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Epidemiology in Humanitarian Emergencies

Module Coordinator: Muireann Brennan
ECTS Value: 5

This module is convened in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, USA.  Through the use of real-life examples and case studies, students will also gain a greater understanding of basic epidemiological methods by applying to humanitarian emergencies.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of key epidemiological concepts as applied to humanitarian emergencies
  • Plan and design an epidemiological survey taking into consideration appropriate sampling methods

Module Content
Risk assessment
Outbreak investigation
Epidemiological indicators and benchmarks in emergencies
Surveys and sampling in humanitarian emergencies
Case study in an emergency situation

Methods of Teaching and Student Learning
This one-week intensive module will be delivered through a combination of lectures, case studies, individual and group exercises. Daily quizzes will be utilised to assess understanding of key concepts presented in previous day. 

Last updated 23 November 2016 School Web Administrator (Email).