Title: Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management
Keywords: Public Health
Management/leadership
Emergency
Climate
Country: Vietnam
Institution: Vietnam - Hanoi University of Public Health (HUPH)
Course coordinator: Ms. Do Thi Hanh Trang, PhD
Date start: 2021-07-12
Date end: 2021-07-23
About duration and dates: 2 weeks, Monday to Friday
Classification: advanced optional
Mode of delivery: Distance-based
Course location:
Hanoi University of Public Health (HUPH)
1A Duc Thang Road, North Tu Liem district
Hanoi, Vietnam

TropEd Representative:
Prof. Bui Thi Thu Ha, MD., PhD., Rector
Email: bth@huph.edu.vn
ECTS credit points: 3 ECTS credits
SIT:
Student Investment Time = 90 hours consisting of:
Contact time: 28 hours
Self-study time: 44 hours
Assisted tutorial: 1 hour
Field visit: 3 hours
Assessment/assignment time: 14 hours
Note: No prior reading is required before attending the course
Language: English
Description:
At the end of the module students will be able to:

• Discuss key concepts of emergency risk management
• Analyze common public health consequences of disasters and principles to manage these consequences
• Formulate a comprehensive plan for health needs assessment in emergencies
• Analyze the principles of management of incidents and mass casualty situations
• Discuss principles of disaster response planning and critically evaluate a specific disaster response plan.
Assessment Procedures:
Assessment will be based on class participation, field trip reflection, group work and major assignment.
• Class participation: 10% (attend at least 80% of contact hours)
• Individual field trip reflection report: 20%
• Students are required to report on what they have learned from the field trip about the disaster management system in Vietnam and components of an Emergency Operation Center, and their thoughts about what they have observed. This report should be between 500-word and 1000-word length and should be submitted to the course coordinator no later than three days after the field trip.
• Group presentation: 30% (writing/presenting a rapid health need assessment plan based on a given scenario).
• Students will work in groups of 3-5 people to prepare for the presentation at home. Each group will present their work in class within maximum 30 minutes and have 10 minutes to respond to comments of the other students and the course coordinator.
• Individual major assignment (1,500 words): 40%

Students are required to evaluate a real disaster response plan (provided by the course coordinator or they can select a disaster response plan of a community that they are familiar with), analyzing its strengths and weaknesses and provide suggestions for improvement if needed. The students are to submit the major assignment within one week since the last lecture.

Failing students will be given a chance to resubmit their paper that has addressed the comments given. This should be done within 2 weeks and will be reassessed by the course coordinator.

Note: all assessment questions/requirements will be introduced to students at the beginning of the course.
Content:
The main topics covered in this module are:
1. Fundamental terms and concepts in risk management and the risk management process
2. Common public health consequences of disasters (death, injury, communicable and non-communicable diseases, mental health and psychosocial problems, food security and nutrition, water and sanitation issues) and technical considerations in managing these consequences.
3. Health needs assessment in emergencies
4. Structures and procedures in management of incidents and mass casualty situations (incident management system - IMS, Incident Command Post – ICP, Emergency Operation Center – EOC, Emergency Coordination Center – ECC, Emergency Medical Services System – EMSS, and hospital emergency incident command system – HEICS)
5. Emergency response planning: emergency response planning process and key participants involved in an emergency response planning process.
6. Field visit to an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) at the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Here, students will have a chance to observe the organization of an EOC, understand how it works and will be introduced to Vietnam’s national disaster management system and the country’s experiences in disaster risk management.
Methods:
A variety of methods are used including lectures, group discussion, tutorials/field visit, individual work, student presentation and major assignment:
• Twenty-eight hours of lectures to introduce students to principles of health emergency and disaster risk management.
• A 2-hour seminar for group assignment presentation
• A 1-hour session for assisted tutorial
• A 3-hour field visit to an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) at the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Here, students will have a chance to observe different components of an EOC, understand how it works and will be introduced to Vietnam’s national disaster management system and the country’s experiences in disaster risk management.
• Four hours for competing individual fieldtrip reflection report
• Eight hours for individual major assignment accomplishment
• Forty-four hours for other self-study activities (reading relevant materials to support lectures, group discussion for group exercises, completing small homework)
Prerequisites:
Proficiency in English:
TOEFL 550 or IELTS 6, Student admitted to a Master Degree Program within TropEd Network may join this course.
Attendance:
The number of students is limited to 20, max no. of TropEd students is 10.
Selection:
First come/ first serve
Fees:
600 Euro
Scholarships:
None available
tropEd accreditation:
This course was accredited in Rabat GA Meeting (EC TelCo), March 2020. This accreditation is valid until March 2025.
Email Address: dtht@huph.edu.vn
Date Of Record Creation: 2020-03-20 05:50:53 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2020-03-20 12:00:20 (W3C-DTF)
Date Record Checked: 2020 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2021-01-16 13:03:09 (W3C-DTF)

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