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GLPH 482  Foundations of Humanitarian Health Emergencies  Units: 3.00  
This course will introduce students to the basic concepts, fundamental principles, and current events of humanitarian emergencies. From a health lens, humanitarian assessment, response, and evaluation will be discussed to provide a broad overview of international and domestic humanitarian aid. Health will be examined across a broad number of humanitarian programming topics to better understand the interconnected and complex contexts and planning structures. Guest speakers from large humanitarian organizations will contribute a real time, real world, aspect of learning and provide options for discourse in different contextual realities.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult the Bachelor of Health Sciences program office.
Learning Hours: 120 (36 Group Learning, 36 Online Activity, 48 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite Level 4 or above. Exclusion HLTH 351/3.0; HLTH 397/3.0 (Topic Title: Health in Humanitarian Crises).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Using systems thinking, students will accurately identify the health risks and care needs of populations affected by different types of humanitarian emergencies
  2. Analyze various potential human health interventions for different types of emergencies to maximize health benefits while mitigating risk
  3. Demonstrate awareness of historical health inequities and adapt planned interventions to ensure optimal outcomes for vulnerable and marginalized populations