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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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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....
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11 видео (всего 80 мин.), 8 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 3 тестов
Video11 видео
Teaser1мин
Course overview6мин
Why public health engineering matters?9мин
Environmental transmission pathways6мин
Waterborne pathogens11мин
Introduction to water quality criteria5мин
How does drinking water become unsafe?10мин
Water quantity6мин
Introduction to vector control8мин
Case study - Plague in Madagacar10мин
Summary Week 11мин
Reading8 материала для самостоятельного изучения
About the course5мин
Further reading5мин
Week description and objectives1мин
Introduction1мин
Infectious diseases1мин
Water quantity and quality requirements1мин
Vector control1мин
Summary1мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
F-Diagram10мин
Water consumption worldwide5мин

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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....
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9 видео (всего 69 мин.), 5 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 3 тестов
Video9 видео
Planning and assessment7мин
Case study - Bringing precious water in rural environment4мин
Case study - Responding to emergencies6мин
Urban contexts11мин
Impact of protracted armed conflicts on essential urban services6мин
A Call for a Better Urban Approach8мин
Case study - Water and Iraq 1991 -20038мин
Summary of the week3мин
Reading5 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Week description and objectives1мин
Introduction1мин
Humanitarian response1мин
Urban challenges1мин
Summary1мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
The fundamentals principles in action15мин
Exam of week 235мин

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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....
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8 видео (всего 70 мин.), 8 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video8 видео
Case study - water supply in emergenciesмин
Water Source Selection10мин
Intake8мин
Abstraction12мин
Water Treatment14мин
Water Distribution, Transport & User safety10мин
Summary4мин
Reading8 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Week description and objectives1мин
Introduction1мин
Water source selection1мин
Intake & Abstraction1мин
Water treatment1мин
Water Distribution, Transport & User safety1мин
Further info on "Household water treatment and storage"10мин
Summary1мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Exam of week 335мин

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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 видео (всего 86 мин.), 7 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video11 видео
Sanitation products9мин
Excreta management in humanitarian crisis15мин
Sanitation technology selection9мин
On-site collection and storage technologies11мин
Collection and storage/treatment - Anaerobic technologies7мин
Conveyance technologies: Case study on Ebola waste management2мин
[Semi] Centralized treatment technologies - Treatment stages5мин
[Semi] Centralized treatment - Aerobic Technologies11мин
Anaerobic Technologies: Case study - Prisons running on biogas1мин
Summary Week 44мин
Reading7 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Week description and objectives1мин
Introduction1мин
Sanitation systems10мин
Sanitation technologies10мин
Further information on sanitation technologies10мин
Summary10мин
Case study - The battle against sewage in Gaza10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Exam of week 435мин
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автор: 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.

автор: ANMay 20th 2018

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

Преподавателя

Christoph Lüthi

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

Javier Cordoba

Water & Habitat Unit / ICRC

О École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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