This two-week course aims to familiarize professionals with epidemiological techniques to determine the impacts of disasters and conflicts. The course introduces participants to the methods and tools of epidemiology in the context of humanitarian emergencies, while also covering the different uses of quantitative tools for the assessment of health needs in populations affected by catastrophic events.
Topics covered include malnutrition, mortality, morbidity and population displacement.
The first week consists of theoretical presentations on how to assess impacts of disasters and conflicts on human health, along with presentations of relevant tools. During the second week, practical case-studies are presented, developed and analyzed using tools from week one. The course is taught by CRED staff and experienced international experts.
The evaluation is based on the preparation by each student of a case-study presentation that will illustrate the concepts taught during the course.
A university certificate and 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are awarded to students who successfully complete the course and evaluation.
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The Joint Europe Master's in International Humanitarian Action (NOHA) is an inter-university, multidisciplinary postgraduate programme that provides high-quality academic education and professional competencies for personnel currently working - or intending to work - in the area of humanitarian action. As the Université catholique de Louvain is a member of the NOHA Network, some of the courses in Brussels are given by CRED staff.
Professional staff from CRED teach a variety of subjects including emergency medical services, epidemiological application, and psychiatric care in emergencies. The courses also prepare students intending to travel to developing countries for medical interships.
CRED organizes short courses and modules on health data collection and analysis in emergency situations.
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Resources available on this page are intended for staff from field organizations who are active in conducting and analyzing nutrition, mortality and other health surveys, and disseminating their results to the wider humanitarian community.
One the key objective of the CE-DAT database is to compile reliable health indicators for decision-making and priority setting. As such, our helping individuals and organizations produce transparent, precise and accurate health data is of the utmost importance.
Survey Report Information Checklist: The objective of this checklist is to assist field personnel in preparing survey reports that include all relevant contextual, methodological and data validation issues.
Survey Completeness Checklist: PDF version