REFUGEE HEALTH CARE Syllabus

221.639.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
MW 5:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • 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 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.

  • Methods of Assessment

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

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.