Graduate Certificate of Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance

Course and Subject Handbook 2016 Courses Postgraduate Courses Graduate Certificate of Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance

Graduate Certificate of Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance

Course code

76811

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Heath and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF Level 7 medical or nursing Bachelor Degree or recognised professional qualification; or

Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine as equivalent to the above.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a specialised body of theoretical and technical knowledge in the discipline of refugee health, with depth in the political, demographic, epidemiological, organisational and cultural factors in the provision of health care in the emergency phase of humanitarian response to refugee crises

  • Integrate and apply a specialised body of theoretical and technical knowledge in the planning and response to disasters across diverse contexts with depth in risk assessment, priorities of care, recovery, resilience, political, ethical, cultural, legal, epidemiological impact, psychological, organisational roles and responsibilities

  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise information, data and evidence to devise appropriate strategies to accurately assess the needs and resources required for humanitarian aid provision in emergency refugee situations

  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise information, data and evidence to devise appropriate strategies to risk assessment, prioritise response, work with a range of organisations, and deliver care in a disaster context

  • Exercise high-level judgment in the design of public health strategies to reduce excess morbidity and mortality in both emergency refugee situations and disasters

  • Communicate theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions through advanced literacy and numeracy skills to specialist and non‐specialist audiences

  • Demonstrate personal autonomy and accountability for their own future personal and professional development and contribute to the professional development of others, by engaging in critical reflective practice in relation to knowledge, skills and attitudes and their application to disaster and refugee health.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health

TM5536:03 Refugee Health

TM5557:03 Disaster Health Management

TM5563:03 Public Health Leadership and Crisis Management

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

Some subjects may require limited face-to-face attendance at the Townsville campus

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not applicable

Maximum allowed

Nil

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF DISASTER HEALTH AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE

Approved abbreviation

GCertDisasHlthHumAssist

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not include majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable