This course is for people who have an interest in the complex policy and practice issues in diverse settings affected by conflict or countries emerging from conflict. Emphasis will be given to: the concepts of vulnerability and resilience of individuals; households and their interaction with health and social structures in the context of forced migration; the range of actors involved during the humanitarian crisis and transitional period; and the alternative approaches to psychosocial protection of individuals and communities. The objective is to identify needs of diverse stakeholders and formulate effective and appropriate programmatic responses.
Teaching, learning and assessment
Teaching comprises a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, simulation exercises and projects. Assessment is continuous and incorporates assignments, action plans and projects.
Teaching hours and attendance
Each module which you study on campus will require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Your attendance requirements at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are studying full or part time. Modules usually require two sessions of three hours in class plus around 10-12 hours of work each week consisting of preparatory class work with colleagues and on web based learning platforms as well as independent study. Subsequent to class contact, 3 weeks are given to prepare the written assignment.
15 credits: Strengthening Health and Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected States/: Either Psychosocial Interventions for Displaced Populations – (Distance) OR Global Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing/ Independent study.
You will also study one 15 credit elective module
Additional elective modules available. Please contact [email protected]
The course is suitable for those seeking to address health and social issues in complex emergencies or work in post-conflict or politically unstable environments. Former IGHD students work as programmes managers at Humanitarian Accountability Project; Islamic Relief; Medecins Sans Frontieres UNHCR and other related UN and NGO agencies.
Offers an opportunity to examine the impact of conflict and complex emergencies on health and wellbeing and the effectiveness of the humanitarian response.
Integrates diverse perspectives from different stakeholders (state, UN, NGOs, community) to formulate response to identified needs, with emphasis on conflict-affected countries.
Applied and practical learning of frameworks and tools for use in responding to psychosocial protection of individuals and communities.
2 x £5,000 scholarships could be available for international students undertaking a course within the IGHD. Visit http://www. qmu.ac.uk/international/ fees_funding.htm for more information
Relevant professional or practical experience is essential. Successful completion of a relevant degree or an equivalent qualification.