Taught course

Disaster Healthcare (Online Delivery)

Institution
University of South Wales · University of South Wales
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Standard entry requirements for a taught Masters programme apply, plus an appropriate professional healthcare qualification. Usual accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL)/accreditation of prior and certificated learning (APCL) requirements apply.

Months of entry

August

Course content

This distinctive Masters award is aimed at experienced healthcare professionals working in the humanitarian field, or those who aspire to do so. You will study the key areas of theory and practice that are relevant to healthcare in complex humanitarian disasters, from resilience and response to mitigation and recovery.

On this master's programme in disaster healthcare you will study the key areas of theory and practice that are relevant to healthcare in complex humanitarian disasters, from resilience and response to mitigation and recovery. It is taught by distance learning and summer schools, and is delivered by international experts, including Professor Kevin Davies and Jeff Evans who has a long history of providing pre-hospital care in austere environments.

A key element of this disaster healthcare course is its strong international and trans-cultural focus, which is needed to develop and maintain relationships between colleagues in the institutions and countries that underpin the programme. You will study on a part-time, distance learning basis, with an annual two-week residential Summer School.

National healthcare providers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and inter-government organisations usually employ healthcare professionals undertaking this award. Graduates of this award have taken up key posts with the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and Red Crescent Societies, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department of Health, the armed forces and with NGOs in Sudan, Iraq, Angola and Afghanistan.

Course content:
-Principles and Concepts in Disasters
-Personal Preparedness for Disasters
-Protecting Public Health in Disasters
-Professional Development for Disasters
-Promoting Public Health in Disasters
-Research and Evaluating Disasters
-Evidence-based Practice in Disasters
-Professional Practice in Disasters

How You Will Study
Most communication with the course team, apart from the Summer School and regional tutorials, will be through a virtual learning environment (Blackboard), by e-mail or phone. You can also access guidance about assessment, feedback on submitted work, negotiation of placement supervision, regional library facilities and arrangements for Summer School via Blackboard. New applicants will receive direct information about the first Summer School. Modules will be assessed throughout the course using essays, research proposals and field work study. Field placements scheduled for August/ September form a central and compulsory feature of the award structure.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries & Admissions
Email
enquiries@southwales.ac.uk
Phone
08455 194 787
Fax
01443 654050