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Description

Occupational health is an important topic for health practice. In order to protect health and well-beings, the need to understand the principles of occupational health and prepare for unforeseeable events is rapidly growing. This course will provide the participants with the overview of occupational hazards and health impacts, fundamental of hazards assessment and control. In addition, it will introduce the workplace emergency planning and responses to industrial disasters, as well as the related challenges to occupational health.


Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will have gained:

Knowledge:

  • The scopes and principle of occupational health;
  • The common occupational hazards and health impact in workplace;
  • The methods of control occupational hazards;
  • The planning of workplace emergency and responses to industrial disasters.

Skills:

  • To identify the methods to assess the occupational hazards;
  • To outline the prevention strategies for hazards in workplace.


List of Lectures

  1. Introduction to principles of occupational health and hygiene
  2. Occupational hazards and health impacts in the workplace 1 – Physical hazards
  3. Occupational hazards and health impacts in the workplace 2 – Chemical hazards
  4. Occupational hazards and health impacts in the workplace 3 – Biological hazards
  5. Occupational health risk assessment and case studies
  6. Workplace emergency planning, preparedness and responses to industrial disasters
  7. Challenges of occupational health induced by industrial disasters

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Description

Participants will learn about the building blocks and key components of emergency management, receive technical training in health and health system impact of major disaster, and to identify preparedness, response and recovery efforts and gaps in health sector in the context of emergencies. The online course will use various case disasters representing different large scale emergencies in different economic levels under different political systems.


Objectives

Understanding Knowledge

  • Principles of health system and disasters 
  • Identify the different responsibilities of government, non-governmental agencies and private sector before, during and after disasters
  • Explain and describe the response actions of health system in different phases of the Disaster Management Cycle

Skills

  • To be able to analyse factors and strategies that play a crucial role in states of emergency and disasters 
  • To equip students with critical thinking and analytical skills necessary to lead in disaster situations


List of Lectures

  1. Introduction to health system and health impact of disasters
  2. Understand the responsibilities and responses of different stakeholders in disasters
  3. Disaster preparedness efforts and disaster risk reduction (DRR) preparedness in the health sector
  4. Disaster response and post-disaster recovery
  5. Disaster case scenarios 

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Description

This course will introduce the basic concepts of health and public health and core principles for public health practice. These core concepts and principles are fundamental for developing and implementing health interventions in health emergency and disaster risk management (Health- EDRM) at global level. In this course, public health practice is categorised into three major domains: health protection, health promotion and health service provision. Each domain will be explained in lecture 3, 4 & 5 with relevant principles, models and theories to help understand how public health interventions and policies are developed and implemented. Lecture 5 & 6 will illustrate major threats to global health, diseases and disasters, in order to highlight the increasing needs for global efforts to fight against various health challenges. 


Objectives

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles and concepts for health and public health
  • Gain knowledge of the basic principles of public health interventions which are essential in disaster and humanitarian crisis
  • Grasp the three main spheres of public health and how they are practiced to protect and promote population health
  • Develop a good understanding of global health threats in relation to Health-EDRM and needs for public health interventions 


List of Lectures

  1. Health and Public Health
  2. Health Protection
  3. Health Improvement
  4. Health Service Provision
  5. Threats to Global Health Part 1: Communicable & Non-Communicable Diseases
  6. Threats to Global Health Part 2: Disasters

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Description

Human security is an emerging paradigm in the global healthcare community that can be applied to guide local and global public health practices. It can also provide a basis to link up related themes under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through various real-life case studies and practical applications, this course will provide participants with an understanding of how the human security and health security concepts are applied in public health practices, especially under emergencies and disasters. The challenges with putting the human security concept into operation will also be explored.


Objectives

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental principles, components, and framework of human security;
  • Apply the human security and health security concepts in analyzing various policies, agendas, and interventions relating to global health;
  • Assess the health security needs in various types of emergencies and disasters, such as WASH and health action;
  • Diagnose the underlying causes of global health threats such as emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and climate change; and
  • Appreciate the strengths and challenges of a human security approach to health.


List of Lectures

  1. Introduction: The Concepts of Human Security
  2. What is Health Security
  3. Human Security and Emergencies
  4. Human Health Security and Disasters
  5. Global Infectious Disease
  6. Practical Application and Challenges of Implementing the Human Security Approach

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Description

This course appeals to those who are interested in understanding research approaches and skills in the context of disaster and humanitarian emergencies. It covers fundamental principles of research methods, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods in research on public health issues during emergenices. Upon completion, students will be able to acquire the ability to design research and evidence-based analytical tools.


Objectives

Understanding Knowledge

  • The principles of health, public health, and disasters 
  • Rationale for disaster research
  • Process of disaster research
  • Types of quantitative and qualitative research methods 
  • Strengths and weaknesses of each research method

Acquiring Skills

  • To identify appropriate methods to carrying out disaster research
  • To interpret studies with quantitative and qualitative data
  • To describe the strengths and weakness of each method
  • To conduct a research from designing to publishing


List of Lectures

  1. Introduction to Health and Disaster Research
  2. Planning a Research Project
  3. Quantitative Research Methods in Disaster and Humanitarian Settings Part 1
  4. Quantitative Research Methods in Disaster and Humanitarian Settings Part 2
  5. Qualitative Research Methods in Disaster and Humanitarian SettingsUploading, please wait...
  6. Mixed Research Methods in Disaster and Humanitarian Settings: Health Assessments
  7. Disseminating Research Findings  


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Description

Climate change is an important topic for public health practice. As the frequency and severity of climate-related disasters increase, in order to protect health and well-being, the need to understand and prepare for unforeseeable events is rapidly growing. This course will provide participants with an overview of issues in relation to climate change and health in the context of public health practice. Furthermore, it introduces important concepts of how to tackle climate change related health impacts and how to support community preparedness, response, policy formulation and implementation.


Objectives

  • Understand and discuss climate change impact on health in the context of public health
  • Understand key climate change events and existing studies and their link to public health related actions
  • Explore what has been and can be done to minimise health impacts of climate change from public heath perspectives: adaptation and mitigation
  • Introduce recent research findings and policies in relation to climate change and health

List of Lectures

  1. Introduction to Climate change
  2. Health challenges Related to the Impacts of Climate Change 1
  3. Health challenges Related to the Impacts of Climate Change 2
  4. Health challenges Related to the Impacts of Climate Change 3
  5. Impacts of Climate Change On Communicable Diseases
  6. Impacts of Climate Change on Non-Communicable Diseases
  7. Response to Climate Change: Adaptation
  8. Response to Climate Change: Mitigation