SURG 514: Surgical Care in Humanitarian Disaster Response

In this course, students will examine the current status of global activity by national and international responders to both natural and conflict-related humanitarian disasters with particular emphasis on the role of surgical care.

Credits: 3




Upon successful completion of this course learners will have:

  • an understanding of the complexity of the global burden and trends of humanitarian disasters
  • an understanding of the phases of a humanitarian disaster
  • the ability to describe and critique select responses to humanitarian disasters
  • the ability to outline and defend the essentials for adequate surgical care in any disaster response