Public Health and Disasters

Assessing and Responding to Health Care Needs in Natural Disasters and Complex Emergencies


Sie erfahren, wie Gesundheitsdienste auch in komplexen Situationen, z.B. nach Naturkatastrophen und Konflikten, weiterhin funktionieren können, um die Menschen medizinisch zu versorgen.


The content of the course reflects current knowledge and experiences of the management of complex disasters, complex emergencies and post-conflict situations in the health sector.

  • Disaster situations
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Development programmes
  • Cross-cultural awareness
  • Gender based and sexual violence
  • Working relations in the field, donor coordination
  • Relief to development continuum
  • Applied epidemiology in needs assessment
  • Relief planning for natural disasters and complex emergencies

The course aims to sensitise participants to the health and health systems impacts  of disasters, create awareness about the relief and development context in which international organisations work and to illustrate the aspects and importance of preparedness of health care systems for disasters.


  • Global Public Health
  • Public Health and Disasters
  • Sonstige - Public Health

Datum / Uhrzeit


Veranstalter und Veranstaltungsort

Institut für Public-Health, Heidelberg

Target Group and Prerequisites

Eligible are public health professionals, social scientists, paramedical staff, project planners/co-ordinators, medical doctors, tropEd students and others. The course is held in English. Fluency in English (Reading, Speaking, Writing) is required.

3 ECTS (tropEd Master in International Health)

Course Fee

General admittance: EUR 1.500,-
troEd students: EUR 1.000,-

Information and Registration


Anchal Sharma, MSc.
Assistant Short Courses Coordinator
Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, D-69120 Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 43 12 
Fax: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 49 18

Anfrage / Anmeldung

“I am extraordinarily happy to have been able to take part in that course as a medical student. It's been even better than I expected it to be and it was a great pleasure to meet all of those wonderful participants from various countries.”

Participant’s feedback 2013

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