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Understand the fundamentals of humanitarian response and explore disaster management with this online course from Coventry University.
A timely and efficient humanitarian response can save lives during emergencies and disasters. A good knowledge of emergency preparedness and disaster management is vital, not only for saving lives but for building a career in the humanitarian sector.
On this course, you will explore theoretical and practical perspectives of humanitarian response. Examining the wider humanitarian context and the disaster management cycle, you will develop the knowledge and specialist skills required for working in humanitarian crises.
- The humanitarian origin in the Red Cross movement
- The Geneva Convention, Hague Conventions and the UDHR
- Ethics of humanitarian work
- Key concepts/terminology for humanitarian operations – NGOs, agencies
- Humanitarian space
- The landscape of the main actors in humanitarian response
- Anticipation and disaster assessments: types of assessments, the purpose of assessments and assessing capacities, rapid assessments and considerations
- Cluster systems
Coventry University is a public research university in the city of Coventry, England, part of the wider Coventry University Group. It was formerly known as Lanchester Polytechnic until 1987, and Coventry Polytechnic until it was awarded university status in 1992. The university comprises four faculties which are made up of schools and departments which collectively run around 300 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Across the university there are 11 research centres which specialise in different fields, from transport to peace studies.
FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.
It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.