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D11-1: International Humanitarian Law

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D11-1: International Humanitarian Law

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Course Information

Notes:

1) The 1st cohort is now open for registration and study on a first-come-first-served basis. Upon registration, students are allowed to study the course until 31 October 2019 at their own pace. A certificate of completion will be issued for participants who have successfully completed the course.​

About this course

This law course will help to understand underlying principles governing armed conflicts, also known as International Humanitarian Law (IHL). It enables a careful evaluation of the various IHL rules intended to protect victims, such as civilians and prisoners of war, as well as wounded and sick during armed conflict. This course provides essential knowledge and skills for academics and practitioners who wish to specialise in this field. Course emphasise to professionals working in the humanitarian and medical field, including members of NGOs especially involved in armed conflict situations.

Target Audience

This online course will be available to anyone in the world. The target audience is individuals studying, researching or/and working in law, health, policy, international relations, education and humanitarian sectors or postgraduate students of closely-related disciplines. The course requires a primary degree in any of the above or related subjects.

Objectives
  1. To understand philosophy and logic underlying IHL norms
  2. To develop knowledge and skills in the area on contemporary issues in IHL
  3. To enhance the competencies of professionals already working in the area of IHL
  4. To enhance the career prospects of professionals working in the area of IHL
List of Lectures
  1. Definition, history, and development of International Humanitarian Law
  2. Classification of conflicts and applicability of IHL
  3. Protection of wounded, sick and shipwrecked
  4. Protection of prisoners of war
  5. Protection of civilians
  6. Regulations: means and methods in warfare
  7. Humanitarian assistance and role of non-governmental organizations
  8. Repression of serious violations of IHL
Assessment

Assessment in the course:

  • Short self-assessment quizzes to help students gauge their understanding of the course (quiz 1&2), and
  • A longer final quiz and at the end of the course.

All questions are randomly drawn from a question bank. There is no upper limit to the number of attempts for all quizzes.
Students achieving 60% or higher in the final case study and quiz will be issued a certificate of completion.

Assessment

Description

Passing Grade

Quiz 1

10 MCQs administered after Lesson 2

80% or more

Quiz 2

10 MCQs administered after Lesson 5

80% or more

Final Quiz

20 MCQs administered after Lesson 8

60% or more

CME/CPD Accreditations

College

Max for whole function

Group-Category

Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists

15

Non-ana Passive

Hong Kong College of Community Medicine

10

AP/SS

College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong

16

Self-study

Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine

30

SS

Hong Kong College of Family Physicians

10

Cat 5.2

Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Pending

 

College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong

8

Active

Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Nil

 

Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists

10

Cat. 2.2

Hong Kong College of Paediatricians

10

Cat E

Hong Kong College of Pathologists

1

PT

Hong Kong College of Physicians

2

-

The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists

16

SS/OL

Hong Kong College of Radiologists

30

Cat B

The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong

16

Self-study

Medical Council of Hong Kong

10

Self-study

Effective Date 
9 August 2018

Level 
Medium
Length 
8 lectures
Recommended Effort 
1-2 Hours of self-study per lecture
Institution 
Language 
English
certificate
Training certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of this course.
cme-cpd-accreditations
CME/CPD accreditation is available for this course..
free-course
This is a free course.
CUHK / CCOUC

Prof. Sanoj RAJAN [Module Organizer]

Dean of the School of Law from Ansal University in India

Mr Chi Shing WONG [Course Tutor]

Publications Manager, Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response