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This is a PLuS Alliance course offered through UNSW. Students at UNSW, Arizona State University and Kings College London who are in a PLuS Alliance program can enrol into this course.

This course is offered in two modes: either face to face (on-campus) and fully online. The face to face mode will be offered in a series of intensive workshops.

This course is designed for those working in public health or related disciplines in developing countries who are working in or likely to work in communicable disease management and would like to gain knowledge, skills and experience in managing communicable disease in emergency settings. On completion of the course, participants will be able to, in collaboration with partners: conduct communicable disease risk assessments and prioritize interventions in emergencies; design and implement surveillance and early warning and response (EWAR) systems; conduct outbreak investigations and manage outbreak responses; implement prevention and control methods for priority communicable diseases in emergencies; and understand and implement Vision Zero and safety management systems. Participants should be able to understand the importance of a coherent and co-ordinated response when working amongst diverse stakeholders in humanitarian settings.


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Delivery Mode

Fully online

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: Students who are not enrolled in a postgraduate program in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine will need to provide approval from their program authority and the approval of the course convenor to

Course Outline

To access course outline, please visit:

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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