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 of Disaster Management

elective course

MSc Global Health- elective

 

See MDMa course dates

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 10 face-to-face teaching days 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, water tank construction and other hands-on tasks that will combine theory and practice.

See admission/course registration requirements at www.mdma.ku.dk/​admission-and-application/​

Written
Collective

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

ECTS
5 ECTS
Type of assessment
On-site written exam, 48 Hours
Type of assessment details
Written assignment using essay questions/tasks based on a given case in Digital Exam platform.
In total, the exam paper is 5 pages, excluding the cover page and reference list (1 page = approximately 2,400 keystrokes, font size 12 pt. line space 1.5).
Exam registration requirements

Students are automatically registered for the Examination.

Aid
All aids allowed

The use chatbots and/or  similar tools is not allowed in and for exams.

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
More than one internal examiner
Exam period

See the MDMa Exam Schedule

Re-exam

The exam form for the reexam is the same as the ordinary exam. Se dates in the examplan on  MDMa Exam Schedule

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
  • 20
  • Preparation
  • 25
  • Practical exercises
  • 25
  • E-Learning
  • 40
  • Study Groups
  • 10
  • Exam
  • 20
  • English
  • 140

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
SDMM16001U
ECTS
5 ECTS
Programme level
Part Time Master
Full Degree Master choice
Duration
4 weeks of online/e-learning and 2 weeks of on-campus part
3 to 28 March 2025 - Online
31 March to 11 April 2025 - On-Campus
14 to 16 April 2025 - Exam
Placement
Spring
Price

Fees are published on the course page:  https://www.mdma.ku.dk/courses-and-dates/wash/

The fees cover course registration, course materials, examination and a completion certificate for single course participants. Fees may be subject to change. 

Schedulegroup
4 weeks of online/e-learning and 2 weeks of on-campus part
3 to 28 March 2025 - Online
31 March to 11 April 2025 - On-Campus
14 to 16 April 2025 - Exam
4 weeks of part-time online course with online lectures, discussions and tests, self-study and assignments. To be followed by two weeks full time lectures, discussions, practical exercises, and group work in Copenhagen. The last week is for the examination (48 hour written assignment) in Digital Exam, which can be done online.
Capacity
12-40 participants
Studyboard
Study Board for the Professionel Master´s Degree Programmes at The Faculty og Health and Medical Science
Contracting department
  • Department of Public Health
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Course Coordinator
  • Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen   (6-726668706e6a45787a736933707a336970)
Saved on the 20-03-2024

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