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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital Term 1 2011 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)A/Prof M Toole


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%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor M Toole

Contact hours

7 day intensive block


Must have passed MPH1040, MPH1041, ECX9720

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