ARMED CONFLICT AND HEALTH Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Evaluate the nature of Fragile States and why armed conflict can so easily develop
- Describe the consequence to health of populations caught up in armed conflict--staying behind, being displaced in their own country, or fleeing as refugees
- Describe the steps that are required to bring conflicts to resolution, and how health can play a role in resolution
- Outline the key components in rebuilding health systems post conflict
Explores the causes of war and how it affects health systems in fragile states. Examines the political causes of population flight, and how this affects the health of those who have been forced to leave, as well as those who stay behind. Explores how the process of peace building is necessary for the restoration and full function of health services, and emphasizes that this is not an easy step and is subject to erratic progress and failure. Covers factors that affect resolution of conflicts. Discusses the role of strategic interests of donors and the reconstruction process. Considers case studies from various countries, including DR Congo, Kosovo, Liberia, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
MPH. MHS, doctoral students
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: course presentations, final paper
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
221.614 (recommended) or previous coursework in political science
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
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