Health in Humanitarian Crisis (MHVHHC)
The objective of the course is to equip the students with concepts and perspectives in assessing and analyzing health needs in humanitarian crisis.
Humanitarian crises due to global, national and local disease outbreaks, natural disasters, conflicts and other social and political instability are critical threats to health, both physical, psychological and social. Both slow and sudden crises cause vulnerability and fragility globally. The growing impact of crises on health and public health systems and local communities has generated a need for professionals who are able to understand and respond adequately to the complexity in these crises. The complexity of crisis affects all sectors of the society also the living condition of all groups, particular vulnerable groups including people with disabilities; rehabilitation systems; the school system and work opportunities. The civil sectors resources are also challenged, and this may contribute to increased inequality and exclusions mechanism in the broad practice of inclusive citizenship.
The course is based on a comprehensive understanding of health according to WHO definition. Further, the course is based on resilience approach, building on the resources of the individual, social networks and local community, considered the specific cultural context. The right to fully experience both civil, political and social citizenship rights is emphasized.
The course is conducted digital.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.