Refugee Health Care OpenCourseWare: Johns Hopkins University's Free Graduate Course on the Study of Refugee Health Care

Published Jan 14, 2009

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Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health offers free OpenCourseWare class materials for students interested in international health and refugee issues. Titled 'Refugee Health Care,' the course naturally focuses on the coordination and delivery of health care for refugees.

Refugee Health Care: Course Specifics

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Refugee Health Care: Course Description

Gilbert Burnham, a professor from the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins, has taken materials from his class 'Refugee Health Care' and created an OpenCourseWare version. Topics include the reasons refugees flee, ways to investigate patterns of disease and the medical needs of fleeing populations. The course also considers how to locate and sanitize water, how to control the spread of communicable diseases and how international law and aid programs can assist in the effort to care for displaced peoples. Some lectures focus on medical response, while others focus on the other issues that arise when assisting refugees. Establishment of more permanent housing and medical care for refugees is also an issue that humanitarian aid workers face. The course is lecture-based for self-teaching students.

Materials for the OpenCourseWare program include lecture notes, reading list, list of necessary textbooks, sample case studies, information on the UN's emergency practices and a list of refugee websites. If this course covers a topic you're interested in, visit the health care for refugees course page.

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