INTH-449 Health in Conflicts, Crises, Disasters
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This new course will provide an opportunity for students to become acquainted with the problems related to emergencies and crisis situations and the methods used for preparedness, mitigation and cooperation among countries. Natural or man-made disasters, wars and conflicts, produce situations of emergency with high impact on the life of exposed population groups. There is a disruption of life conditions and the health of the people is, most of the time, immediately affected. There is substantial information on the causes, history, frequency, duration and consequences of the most important disasters, crisis and conflicts in the world, as well as the responses of local, national and international agencies and governments and the mistakes, accidents and lessons learned. Students will analyze information from historical and recent crises, emergencies and disasters using special reading material, videotapes of cases and simulations.
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