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. Around 20-25 hours of work each week, including:
• Asynchronous self-study activities (such as case studies, videos, recorded slideshows, readings, etc.)
• Synchronous live sessions
Structure of the course
- What are non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs)?
- What is the burden of NCDs in emergencies?
- Assessing the needs and setting priorities
- Models of care for NCDs
- Designing 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)
- Copy of your highest diploma
- Work certificate or official document of your current job position
- Proof of English language competence (TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS or equivalent); see details here
- Scanned copy of passport
More information about the admission process is available on our application page.
- Dates Autumn 2023
- Duration 2 weeks
- Location Online
- Language English
- CREDITS 2 ECTS
- Fee CHF 1'500
- Application Deadline
- If applying for a scholarship Deadline: Scholarships are not available for this course.