The public health aspects of humanitarian aid in crisis interventions and natural disasters are emphasized.
The course programme includes a week-long simulation exercise and short presentations by guest lecturers on relevant topics. These presentations relate to hypothetical events occurring in a crisis in the border area between Alphaland and Betaland. Participants prepare a Dutch battalion for deployment; deal with epidemic outbreaks; plan services for refugees in famine conditions; and coordinate with the government of a prototypical developing country and with NGOs present at the site.
Teaching methods include simulation, group work, role playing, lectures, videos and reading assignments.
This course is organized by KIT and the Academisch Medisch Centrum (AMC), Department of Infectious Diseases. It is carried out twice a year on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Defence. There is no open registration.