Water Supply and Sanitation in Emergencies

Course content

The course will be divided into 5 main clusters:

  • Anthropological assessment approaches in emergency situations
  • Health and disease transmission in emergency settings
  • Technical and theoretical aspects of water and sanitation
  • Practical aspects of water and sanitation
  • Case study and exam where the participants will apply knowledge and skills acquired during the course
Education

Master's Programme in Disaster Management

Learning outcome

By the end of the course participants will have a comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge of water and sanitation in the different phases of emergencies, including disease prevention and preparedness.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

 

Knowledge

  • Demonstrate knowledge on Water and sanitation issues in different settings and accepted approaches/guidelines to deal with them;

 

Skills

  • Analyze and apply this knowledge to assess and prioritize the water and sanitation needs for a population in emergency situations in a variety of practical settings, adjusting to time and resources available;

 

Competences

  • Design and develop appropriate water and sanitation  strategies for taking  appropriate measures to avoid disease outbreak situations in emergency situations

A combination of lectures, group work, practical exercises, self/-group study, case studies, presentations and discussions in plenary. The main emphasis will be on participatory approaches and active learning. The practical exercises include latrine construction, water purification and other hands-on tasks that will combine theory and practice.

Written
Collective

Examiners provide a joint collective written feedback via Digital Exam or Absalon.

ECTS
5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination, 4 hours under invigilation
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Aid
All aids allowed

USB sticks with saved course materials and other relevant documents  are allowed.

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
More than one internal examiner
Criteria for exam assessment

To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student shall be able to:

Knowledge

  • Demonstrate knowledge on Water and sanitation issues in different settings and accepted approaches/guidelines to deal with them;

 

Skills

  • Analyze and apply this knowledge to assess and prioritize the water and sanitation needs for a population in emergency situations in a variety of practical settings, adjusting to time and resources available;

 

Competences

  • Design and develop appropriate water and sanitation  strategies for taking  appropriate measures to avoid disease outbreak situations in emergency situations

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 36
  • Practical exercises
  • 30
  • Exam
  • 4
  • Preparation
  • 30
  • Study Groups
  • 38
  • English
  • 138