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

MSc in Global Health - elective course

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

The first four weeks consist of part-time online learning (e-modules), which can be undertaken from anywhere in the world as long as you have a computer with an internet connection. This portion consists of recorded lectures, readings, limited blog sessions and online tests. Lecturers will be available for interaction with participants during certain time periods. Therefore, although timing is flexible, in order to benefit fully from the course, it is highly recommended that participants plan to log on at least twice a week.

The last two weeks of the course is classroom based and takes place in Copenhagen. The on-campus part is 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 assignment
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Aid
All aids 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
  • Category
  • Hours
  • E-Learning
  • 40
  • Lectures
  • 20
  • Practical exercises
  • 18
  • Study Groups
  • 10
  • Preparation
  • 30
  • Exam
  • 20
  • English
  • 138

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
SGLK13018U
ECTS
5 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Duration
4 weeks of online/e-learning and 9 days of on-campus part
23 April to 24 May 2020 - Online
25 April to 3 May 2020 - On Campus in Copenhagen
4-7 May 2020 - Examination
Schedulegroup
4 weeks of part-time online course with online lectures, discussions and tests, self-study and assignments. To be followed by two weeks (9 days) are full time lectures, discussions, practical exercises, and group work in Copenhagen. The last week is for individual written assignment, which can be done online.
25 March to 18 April 2019 - Online/Distance Learning
27 April to 5 May 2019 - 9-day On Campus part in Copenhagen
6 to 10 May 2019 - Written Examination
Capacity
10 participants
Studyboard
The Study Board for Public Health Science and Global Health
Contracting department
  • Department of Public Health
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Course Coordinator
  • Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen   (6-7064666e6c684376787167316e7831676e)
Study secretary: Tina Hessing Sørensen, tina.h.soerensen@sund.ku.dk
Saved on the 22-03-2019

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