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D04-3:Global Health Challenge for Human Security

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D04-3:Global Health Challenge for Human Security

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Course Information

(This course is developed and contributed by the academic and technical team of CCOUC at the Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The content of this online course is partially based on the teaching materials developed at CUHK and University of Oxford in the relevant subject areas)

 

Notes:

1) The 3nd 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 30 June 2018 at their own pace. A certificate of completion will be issued for participants who have successfully completed the course.

About this course

Human security is an emerging paradigm in the global healthcare community that can be applied to guide local and global public health practices. It can also provide a basis to link up related themes under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through various real-life case studies and practical applications, this course will provide participants with an understanding of how the human security and health security concepts are applied in public health practices, especially under emergencies and disasters. The challenges with putting the human security concept into operation will also be explored.

What you'll learn
  • A comprehensive overview on the concepts of human security and health security and their implications for global and local public health practices;
  • The relationship between human security and various global health infrastructure, policies and actions;
  • The dynamics of various aspects of human security and the public health needs in emergencies and disasters, including global infectious diseases.
Target Audience

The target audience is individuals studying or working in health, policy, education, research, and humanitarian sectors. Students may be healthcare professionals, civil servants, policy makers, frontline disaster relief practitioners and undergraduate or postgraduate students of related disciplines.

Objectives

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental principles, components, and framework of human security;
  • Apply the human security and health security concepts in analyzing various policies, agendas, and interventions relating to global health;
  • Assess the health security needs in various types of emergencies and disasters, such as WASH and health action;
  • Diagnose the underlying causes of global health threats such as emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and climate change; and
  • Appreciate the strengths and challenges of a human security approach to health.
List of Lectures
  1. Introduction: The Concepts of Human Security
  2. What is Health Security
  3. Human Security and Emergencies
  4. Human Health Security and Disasters
  5. Global Infectious Disease
  6. Practical Application and Challenges of Implementing the Human Security Approach
Assessment

Assessment in the course:

  • Short self-assessment quizzes to help students gauge their understanding of the course (quiz 1-4), and
  • A longer final quiz 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 quiz will be issued a certificate of completion.

Assessment Scheme

Description

Passing Grade

Quiz 1

Quiz 2

Quiz 3

Quiz 4

Final Quiz

4 MCQs administered after Lesson 2

4 MCQs administered after Lesson 3

4 MCQs administered after Lesson 4

4 MCQs administered after Lesson 5

15 MCQs administered after Lesson 6

75% or more

75% or more

75% or more

75% or more

60% or more

CME/CPD Accreditations
College  CME / CPD Points* CME / CPD Category
Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists (AN) 12 Non-Ana Passive
Hong Kong College of Community Medicine (CM) 10 AP/SS
College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong (DS) 6 Self-study
Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (EM) 12 SS
Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (FP) 6 Cat. 5.2
Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (OG) Pending  
College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong (OP) 6 Self Study
Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons (OS) 8 Cat. C
Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists (OT) 6 Cat. 2.2
Hong Kong College of Paediatricians (PD) 10 Cat. E active under E4.1
Hong Kong College of Pathologists (PA) 6 SS
Hong Kong College of Physicians (PH) 3  
The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists (PS) 12 SS/OL
Hong Kong College of Radiologists (RA) 12 Cat. B
The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong (SU) 12 SS
MCHK CME Programme 6 SS

Note: *The CME/CPD accreditations from the above colleges are valid from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2018.​

Effective Date 
1 Dec 2018

Level 
Intermediate
Length 
6 Lectures
Effort 
1-2 hours of self-study per lecture
Subject 
Public Health
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

Professor Emily YY CHAN

Associate Director (External Affairs & Collaboration), JC School of Public Health & Primary Care, CUHK
Assistant Dean (Development), Faculty of Medicine, CUHK
Director, Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC)
Centre Director, Centre for Global Health, CUHK
Honorary Research Fellow (Emerging Infectious Diseases and Emergency Preparedness), Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford
Fellow, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University
Convenor, Climate Change and Health Study Group,
and Professor