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.
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