EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Executive short courses (ESC) on health in humanitarian settings

Our Executive Short Courses (ESC) focus on specific issues relevant to humanitarian practitioners. These highly interactive courses allow participants to analyze a range of issues of high importance to contemporary humanitarianism. They are led by senior academics and experienced humanitarian professionals, who guide students to develop their analytic skills and acquire practical tools.

During the COVID19 crisis all our Executive Short Courses are online until July 2020. The situation will be reviewed after this. The majority of online ESCs are one week long. The exception is our course in Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies which is over eight weeks. All live sessions take place factoring in time zone differences whenever possible.

 

DISTANCE LEARNING – THE EXPERIENCE

Distance learning is a great study option which allows you to fit your education around work and home life commitments wherever you are in the world.

Our students use the University of Geneva's Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) including web conferencing. This allows you to engage in academic discussions with tutors and fellow students. Through the Virtual Learning Environment, you will also have access to learning materials (lectures, readings, articles).

You will also able to interact on a daily basis with your lecturers and fellow students through the organisation of live sessions and online forums. These sessions will be both a learning and sharing experience for all students.

Students should expect to be within live sessions for around two hours per day, and will also need to allow 4-6 hours for individual work each day – to read case studies, prepare for sessions etc..

 

1-WEEK executive Short Courses - 2 ECTS credits

 

Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies

  •  17 June - 5 August, 2020 - Online Distance Learning Course
  • 21 - 25 September, 2020, Geneva
  • 22-27 November, 2020, Entebbe, Uganda

This executive short course focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of programmes dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of sexual violence. This course is delivered in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins sans Frontières, Handicap International, OHCHR, UNFPA and UNHCR.

 

Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Contexts

  • 3-7 May, 2021

This executive short course is a full-time training, which focuses on the particular challenges presented by non-communicable diseases in emergencies, as well as the design of adapted and effective projects to address non-communicable diseases. The course is delivered in partnership with the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 

 

Climate Emergency and its Impacts on Health

  • 10-14 May, 2021

This executive course is a full time training, given by climate experts and humanitarian health practitioners, which focuses on the climate emergency and its impacts on health.

 

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Crises

  • New dates for autumn 2020 to be announced
  • 17-21 May, 2021

This executive course is a full-time training, given by academic staff and humanitarian practitioners, which focuses on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) in humanitarian crises, using specific methods and tools. This course is delivered in partnership with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

 

Health System Assessment in Humanitarian Crises

  • 29 June - 3 July, 2020 - POSTPONED
  • 28 June - 2 July, 2021

Participants will be familiarised with a health systems approach to health-care for communities in low/middle-income countries affected by humanitarian crises, through case studies and taught by experts coming from or have worked in low/middle-income countries during or after humanitarian crises.

 

Field Epidemiology in Humanitarian Crises

New dates for 2021 to be announced

This executive course is a full time training, given by epidemiologists and humanitarian practitioners, which focuses on epidemiological methods and tools commonly used in the field during humanitarian crises.