Module Recap: International Health Protection (09.10.17)

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It was a pleasure to spend a week with a great group of students. To make the course truly international we had the ever-engaging Dr Olaf Horstick who flew in for a couple of days to educate and entertain us in equal measure. Furthermore, we had Skype lectures from colleagues in Spain, America, Hong Kong, The Netherlands and Zimbabwe, which covered a range of topics from fracking to the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in outbreak control.

We also had a range of lecturers from the campus and last but not least we had the students own presentations. These are always the highlight of the week for me. It is amazing to see how students have progressed in such a small amount of time and they confidently covered topics such as climate change, the Fukushima disaster and West Nile Virus.

It was also a pleasure to read through the students assignments – they were asked to critique the response to Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Most students decided to write about the 2014 Ebola outbreak but each had their own take on the outbreak and focused on different aspects of the international response to the PHEIC.

 

Written by Paul Fisher – Module Lead 

Author: Claire

PhD Student, International Public Health

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