The aim of the master programme is to build capacities that will reduce disaster risks and contribute to better and more targeted public health based relief following disasters. The EMMPHID is aimed at a wide range of professionals who carry out or plan to develop their activity in the field of Public Health in emergency and disaster situation, both from the operational or research scope: emergency and disaster aid workers, staff of agencies and companies working in disaster prevention, response, recovery, rehabilitation and planning, members of international organizations, officials of Government offices related to civil defence and emergency, NGO staff, social researchers, etc.) The Masters Course intends to: I. Increase the knowledge and understanding of the disaster phenomenon, its different contextual aspects, impacts and public health consequences. II. Increase the knowledge and understanding of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR) and to increase skills and abilities for implementing the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Strategy. III. Ensure skills and abilities to analyze potential effects of disasters and of the strategies and methods to deliver public health response to avert these effects. IV. Ensure skills and ability to design, implement and evaluate research on disasters. The EMMPHID learning outcomes encompass a series of capacities that will allow the student to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role of Public Health in disaster situations, including both a broad command of the field and a deeper knowledge of specific areas, together with insight into current research and development work and to demonstrate deeper methodological knowledge related to their study track.
The EMMPHID Consortium will propose best ranked students to be awarded with individual Erasmus Mundus scholarships. The number of scholarships will be defined on a yearly basis. Students awarded with an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship will be granted a fee waiver for the amount of the tuition fees not covered by the EU contribution to the participation costs. EMMPHID also accepts students on a self-financing basis.