About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for REFUGEE HEALTH CARE (221.639.01), a course offered by the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Addresses provision of basic health requirements for refugees and coordination of care among agencies concerned with them. Topics include epidemiologic assessment and control of communicable disease; nutrition and environmental sanitation; logistical support; and resettlement issues. Students or guest speakers present topics for group discussion.

Additional Faculty Notes:
There is a course syllabus for Refugee Health Care, and you can find this on the web supplement. This will give you the session topics and the readings. The three case studies are in the syllabus, but we will post the class activities and questions on the site as well.
Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • conduct an initial assessment of a refugee population to determine priority health needs
  • name the key organizations which respond to refugee crises and list their mandates and responsibilities
  • apply your epidemiological skills to assess nutritional status of a displaced population
  • appropriately follow ethical guidelines in providing assistance
  • take appropriate measures to prevent and control outbreaks of epidemic diseases among displaced populations

Course Time

Mon Wed   5:30 PM to 6:50 PM

Course Faculty
Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on oral presentations or papers.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade