Objectives of the course
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the concept of chronicity and identify the main non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
- Identify and assess the burden of NCDs in a specific context.
- Design a programme to address the needs of people with NCDs during a humanitarian emergency.
Around 50 hours of work for the whole course, including:
- Approximately 20 hours of face-to-face teaching (lectures, group work, etc.)
- Approximately 30 hours of self-study time
Structure of the course
- What are non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs)?
- What is a burden of NCDs in emergencies?
- Assessing the needs and setting priorities
- Models of care for NCDs
- Designing an evidence-based NCD programmes
- Evaluation of NCD programmes
- Professionals in the health sector looking to develop their competencies in NCD programme management in the humanitarian sector
- Professionals in the development sector looking to develop their competencies in NCD programme management in the humanitarian sector
- Graduate students with relevant volunteer or intern experience, looking to undertake a postgraduate course with a view to entering the humanitarian sector.
- a university qualification (bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
- at least three years of relevant professional experience;
- excellent command of English;
- motivation working in the humanitarian sector.
- CV (Résumé)
- Scanned copy of passport
- A passport photo (.jpg format).
More information about the admission process is available on our application page.
- participants can choose either a residential or online option
- participants inside Europe can choose residential, but they have to follow the sanitary restrictions when they travel to Switzerland (PCR test or quarantine)
- participants outside of Europe need to choose online (no visas are available at the moment)
- Participants should expect approximately four hours of live sessions per day – they will be scheduled between 9am – 4pm Geneva time (the exact schedule will be communicated 10 days before the course)
- All live lecture sessions will bring online and residential participants together (both groups combined)
- Break out groups online (for online students)
- Break out groups face to face (for residential students)
- Other material (videos, readings etc.) available online
- Dates 25 - 28 May 2021
- Duration 4 days
- Location Online or Geneva
- Language English
- CREDITS 2 ECTS
- Fee CHF 1'500
- Application Deadline 2 weeks before the start of the course. For candidates who need a VISA: 6 weeks before the start of the course.