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MPH2053 - Public health in refugee settings

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: A/Prof M Toole


Alfred Hospital First semester 2007 (Day)


Public health consequences of complex humanitarian emergencies involving armed conflict, population displacement, food scarcity and an outline of the critical public health interventions in these settings.


On completion of this unit students will:

  1. be able to analyse the causal factors of acute and gradual onset disasters, including refugee crisis;
  2. develop relevant skills in the assessment of, and response to major public health emergencies.


Short answer examination 50%
Written assignment 50%

Contact hours

7 day intensive block


Basic computer proficiency