Water Sanitation Needs in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies OpenCourseWare: Graduate Level Free Public Health Course by Johns Hopkins University

Published Jan 15, 2009

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Johns Hopkins University has created a free course for students interested in disaster impacts and disaster relief. 'Water Sanitation Needs in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies' teaches students about water-born disease transmission and prevention.

Water Sanitation Needs in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: Course Specifics

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Water Sanitation Needs in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: Course Description

Department of International Health Associate Professor Leslie Roberts focuses her efforts on teaching skills that students may find helpful during humanitarian disasters. The course starts with a look back at disasters and the influence of the distribution of water, or a lack of water, on the situation. Students learn to read and understand studies on the environmental causes and effects of disease. Part of the course covers how to identify diseases and how those diseases may be prevented using sanitary barriers. Students should not be surprised if they pick up public relations skills, as well. As many college courses are, this class is presented in lecture format.

The materials in the OpenCourseWare include audio files of lectures, case studies, a list of reading materials and quizzes with answer sheets. If these course materials on water sanitation and humanitarian disaster interest you, check out the course page.

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