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Public Health Risk Management


Public health is impacted by a wide spectrum of hazards ranging from physical, chemical, and biological factors. When they interact with people and health system vulnerability factors, people health and lives become at risk. In order to minimize those risks, robust risk reduction measures need to be taken. However, risk reduction cannot be achieved without understanding the causes and influencing factors. Hence, risk assessment, including risk determinants are crucial for any risk management plans and projects. This unit provides a field-oriented, locally adapted training that presents suitable tools and techniques to conduct risk assessments and develop risk management plans.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the common public health risks in the region
  2. Understand the process and approaches of hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessment
  3. Apply GIS and other IT tools in risk assessment and management
  4. Demonstrate the development of risk reduction plans
  5. Discuss the cost of risk management options

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to disaster risk assessment and management
  2. Public health risk assessment in challenging conditions
  3. Disaster risk management framework
  4. Disaster planning
  5. Costing risk reduction plans
  6. Hazard, vulnerability, capacity and risk assessment
  7. Use of IT in risk assessment
  8. Frameworks for global disaster risk reduction
  9. Risk assessment as a planning tool
  10. Economics of public health emergencies

Training delivery methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.