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Master of Public Health Modules

Master of Public Health Modules

With collaboration with the Collaboration Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) of the Faculty of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Emergency Medicine Unit of The University of Hong Kong and the Harvard University, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response (HKJCDPRI) support the development of new concentration track on disaster response via the Master of Public Health Modules.


The newly developed modules on disaster topics are delivered under the Master of Public Health programmes at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong. The modules are offered at postgraduate study programmes and as individual short course for professionals and disaster and humanitarian workers with emphasis on practical applications and state-of-the-art knowledge.


Modules deliver under the Master of Public Health programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Global Health Perspectives of Humanitarian Crisis & Human Security

This course aims at providing an overview of the interconnections between health and human security in the context of globalization and forced migration from many causes. Specifically, the course will examine how the changing of the humanitarian and human security landscape, for instance the current context of conflict, brought the two fields closer together and the challenges presented for human security and global health. On top of classroom tutorials and lectures, this course provides series of seminars offer by speakers in the field of disaster and humanitarian crisis to allow students to follow contemporary topics in this area.


Emergency Risk Communication in Disaster and Humanitarian Crisis

In a crisis, every word counts. The need to communicate risks as accurate as possible in a timely manner arises as much from public expectation as professional need. Communication not only helps build resilience of the community but also prevent disease, disability and death, and restore dignity of the people facing disasters. This course offers theoretical and practical framework of effective advocacy and emergency risk communication in an evolving media landscape, and covers cases ranging from outbreaks to natural disasters in humanitarian settings.


Should you have any further enquiries on the courses, please kindly contact Ms. Carman Mark (

Modules deliver under the Master of Public Health programme at The University of Hong Kong

Emergency Medicine for Disaster and Humanitarian Crises Responders

The human suffering and destruction following a disaster or humanitarian crisis impose a significant demand for emergency healthcare resources. These catastrophes, which occur with intimidating frequency, present to the responders a wide range of problems. This Course addresses these problems from the perspective of Emergency Medicine. It will specifically cover the clinical challenges associated with disasters or humanitarian crises and their management, the principles of disaster response and the related ethical and legal issues.


For enquires, please contact our HKJCDPRI secretariat at or tel (852) 2871 8507.