Objectives and competences

Humanitarian crises involve large-scale health crises. Emergency medical aid is needed to care for people affected by armed conflicts, epidemics, natural disasters; and those who are without healthcare. Knowledge of essential preventive measures and the provision of the most basic medical care is of paramount importance. This course introduces the main components needed to respond to humanitarian emergencies while addressing challenges and dilemmas. It also aims to show how leading humanitarian organizations achieve positive outcomes by reducing mortality, morbidity and suffering.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateAdvanced university course
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Medicina i Ciències de la Salut
Branch of knowledge
  • Medicine and dentistry
  • Social sciences, social work, industrial relations and human resources, sociology, political science and international relations
  • Nursing
Mode of deliveryFace-to-face
Credits3
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan
Enrolment fee:First year: 570,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:22/04/2025
E-mailformacion@isglobal.org
Master's degree course homepage https://www.isglobal.org
ManagmentCasamitjana Badia, Núria
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Sí, amb crèdits pendents (10% o menys)

Objectives and competences

Objectives

- To understand the essential nature of emergency medical aid for people affected by armed conflicts, epidemics and natural disasters as well as those excluded from healthcare, as humanitarian crises involve large-scale health crises. - To acquire a solid foundation of knowledge of essential preventive measures as well as how to provide the most basic medical care.
- To recognize the most essential components in the response to humanitarian emergencies and, in turn, to be able to address a diverse range of challenges and dilemmas. - How leading humanitarian organizations achieve positive outcomes by reducing mortality, morbidity and suffering.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

- People with basic knowledge of the humanitarian context and global coordination mechanisms (desirable for the basic level of the course).
- People with a medical background that will help them understand the medical priorities and clinical definitions in the field, although this is not a mandatory requirement.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.

Pre-enrolment

Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught


Address: Facultat de Medicina i Ciències de la Salut UB
C/ Casanova 143
Campus Clínic
08036 - Barcelona
Espanya
Email address:formacion@isglobal.org
Webpage:www.isglobal.org
Telephone: +34 932 271 814
Observations:from Monday to Friday, 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (office hours).

For further enquiries


Address:Yolanda Amat
Rosselló, 132 7a

08036 - Barcelona
Espanya
Email address:formacion@isglobal.org
Webpage:https://www.isglobal.org
Telephone:+34 932 271 814
Observations:from Monday to Friday, 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (office hours).

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