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The world is facing unprecedented humanitarian needs. Today’s humanitarian crisis tend to be greater in number, often in urban settings, longer in duration and broader in regional impact. They generate human sufferings on a greater scale, disrupt essential services, such as water supply or sanitation and put health of large population at risk. Engineers and technical specialists in water, sanitation, energy, environment, and in other related fields play a vital role to respond to these challenges and growing needs. In the humanitarian sector, they are called the public health engineers and today they are increasingly needed! Why public health engineering matters so much in humanitarian crises? And how its related activities are carrying out in such complex environment? This is what this MOOC is all about! The EPFL, EAWAG-SANDEC and ICRC have decided to partner to guide you through this introduction to the fascinating field of public health engineering in humanitarian contexts....
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Sugerido: 4 - 6 hours/week

Aprox. 19 horas restantes
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English

Legendas: English, French, Spanish

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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Public Health Engineering

The first week introduces the topic of public health engineering and see how engineers can have a significant impact to reduce the mortality and morbidity encountered in many humanitarian contexts. In order to do so, engineers should have a good understanding on how infectious diseases are transmitted. This is why you will be introduced to different environmental transmission pathways of diseases and you will see some measures to be taken to prevent the spread of some diseases. Real study case examples will be introduced to support the understanding....
Reading
11 vídeos (Total de 80 min), 8 leituras, 3 testes
Video11 videos
Teaser1min
Course overview6min
Why public health engineering matters?9min
Environmental transmission pathways6min
Waterborne pathogens11min
Introduction to water quality criteria5min
How does drinking water become unsafe?10min
Water quantity6min
Introduction to vector control8min
Case study - Plague in Madagacar10min
Summary Week 11min
Reading8 leituras
About the course5min
Further reading5min
Week description and objectives1min
Introduction1min
Infectious diseases1min
Water quantity and quality requirements1min
Vector control1min
Summary1min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
F-Diagram10min
Water consumption worldwide5min

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2 horas para concluir

Humanitarian contexts

During this week, the humanitarian context in which public health engineering activities take place is presented. We will see how protracted conflicts affect urban essential services, such as water supply and sanitation, resulting in public health issues....
Reading
9 vídeos (Total de 69 min), 5 leituras, 3 testes
Video9 videos
Planning and assessment7min
Case study - Bringing precious water in rural environment4min
Case study - Responding to emergencies6min
Urban contexts11min
Impact of protracted armed conflicts on essential urban services6min
A Call for a Better Urban Approach8min
Case study - Water and Iraq 1991 -20038min
Summary of the week3min
Reading5 leituras
Week description and objectives1min
Introduction1min
Humanitarian response1min
Urban challenges1min
Summary1min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
The fundamentals principles in action15min
Exam of week 235min

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2 horas para concluir

WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS

The week does a review of water technologies commonly used from the source to the distribution point. We discuss some pros and cons of different water systems that may be encountered in humanitarian contexts....
Reading
8 vídeos (Total de 70 min), 8 leituras, 1 teste
Video8 videos
Case study - water supply in emergenciesmin
Water Source Selection10min
Intake8min
Abstraction12min
Water Treatment14min
Water Distribution, Transport & User safety10min
Summary4min
Reading8 leituras
Week description and objectives1min
Introduction1min
Water source selection1min
Intake & Abstraction1min
Water treatment1min
Water Distribution, Transport & User safety1min
Further info on "Household water treatment and storage"10min
Summary1min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Exam of week 335min

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3 horas para concluir

Sanitation

The fourth week does a review of sanitation technologies and excreta management. Case studies illustrate some challenges and practices in humanitarian sector....
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11 vídeos (Total de 86 min), 7 leituras, 1 teste
Video11 videos
Sanitation products9min
Excreta management in humanitarian crisis15min
Sanitation technology selection9min
On-site collection and storage technologies11min
Collection and storage/treatment - Anaerobic technologies7min
Conveyance technologies: Case study on Ebola waste management2min
[Semi] Centralized treatment technologies - Treatment stages5min
[Semi] Centralized treatment - Aerobic Technologies11min
Anaerobic Technologies: Case study - Prisons running on biogas1min
Summary Week 44min
Reading7 leituras
Week description and objectives1min
Introduction1min
Sanitation systems10min
Sanitation technologies10min
Further information on sanitation technologies10min
Summary10min
Case study - The battle against sewage in Gaza10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Exam of week 435min
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Melhores avaliações

por MADec 3rd 2017

This is one of the best courses that provide a clear orientation on objectives and priorities public health engineering in a humanitarian context.

por ANMay 20th 2018

an essential course that equip one with the skill set required to perform emergency task in humanitarian context.

Instrutores

Christoph Lüthi

Dr.
Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development / Eawag

Javier Cordoba

Water & Habitat Unit / ICRC

Sobre École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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