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Short course on “Emergency Risk Communication in Disaster and Humanitarian Crisis” is now open for application

A short course “Emergency Risk Communication in Disaster and Humanitarian Crisis” (4th Nov – 2nd Dec, 2017) organized by Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care (JCSPHPC), and Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is now open for application free of charge.


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.  This free course aims to offer to those interested in disaster medicine a theoretical yet practical framework of effective advocacy and emergency risk communication in an evolving media landscape. Cases ranging from outbreaks to natural disasters in humanitarian settings will be thoroughly discussed throughout the course. Please click here for the detailed course outline about the topic, speaker and date of every lecture.


How to enroll?

Please send email to by providing:

  1. Your full name
  2. Day time contact number
  3. Your email address
  4. Your occupation and employer (or name of institution)

Deadline for application: 20th Oct, 2017


What are the criteria for application?

  • Holder of a bachelor degree
  • Competent in English (the course will be taught in English with interactive discussion throughout the lectures)

*Places are limited on first-come-first-serve basis


When will I be notified of the result of application?

27th Oct, 2017 (both successful and non-successful applicants will receive notice)


For further enquiries, please contact Tony Yung (Email: Tel: 2252 8468).