Course Details - Introduction to Humanitarian Healthcare Online Course
- When is this course held?
This is a self-led online course
- Where is this course held?
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- How much will this course cost?
From £0 (FRRHH Members) - View more information below
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- Is CPD awarded for this course?
Yes, 9 hours
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Introduction to Humanitarian Healthcare Online Course
The content of the course will help you identify and explore the key elements and agencies in Humanitarian Healthcare and their place within the humanitarian response framework. You will learn how best to adapt your clinical skills to the humanitarian environment and what you need to do to be ready to deploy to a humanitarian emergency as a health professional. Covering introductory material in an online format will allow for deploying agencies to focus more time and attention on key training required for deployment that may be delivered face to face or virtually.
This course is aimed at those who are interested in commencing or developing a career, paid or voluntary, in humanitarian healthcare. Our desired outcome is to help inform those interested in pursuing a role in humanitarian healthcare to make an informed decision as to their suitability by clearly outlining the realities and complexities of working in the field. As well as providing a suitable framework for reflecting on previous deployments.
Professor Tony Redmond, OBE, Founder of UK-Med, Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine, Keele University and Professor of International Emergency Medicine, University of Manchester
“Overseas humanitarian deployments can provide unparalleled exposure to the management of large-scale emergencies, which will inform and strengthen our preparedness and planning at home”
The course is divided into four online modules which cover the following:
Module 1. Humanitarian Principles and Influences
This module explores the key influences that have shaped humanitarian action; the core principles that shape our responses; the core standards that are in place to ensure quality and accountability, and the key organisations that make up the humanitarian architecture.
Module 2. Health and the broader Humanitarian Health Responses
This module explores the humanitarian health response, the importance of information management as part of the humanitarian cycle, and the linkages between health and the other sectors within a humanitarian response.
Module 3. Deploying into a Humanitarian Emergency
This module explores three key areas – the clinical care of direct consequences of a disaster; the care of underlying chronic conditions that present during a disaster, the management of coincidental emergencies that occur alongside the response and still require clinical management.
Module 4. Deploying into a Humanitarian Emergency
This module explores safety and security during deployment, the need to understand the local culture and customs that influence a response, and the options for deployment.
FREE for FRRHH Members