Health and Conflict

Conflict and war have wide-ranging and serious impacts on health and healthcare delivery around the globe and the way we deliver health care can also have an impact on conflict. This new short course will help you understand key challenges and strategies for the delivery of health services in conflict affected environments.

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Course date

2023 TBC

Course delivery

ONLINE via Zoom

Course fees

$1,100 incl. GST

10% discount for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students / Monash staff / Monash alumni / Alfred staff / VHA members

Program contact

Phone: +61 3 9903 0289

Terms and Conditions

Course outline

This course is offered as a two-day online workshop. It has been developed by conflict and health experts and will bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Course content includes:

  • Mini-lectures
  • Small group activities (e.g. case studies) in break out rooms
  • Interaction with practitioners and experts in conflict from around the world

Participants will also be provided with some optional online background resources to read through in their own time.

Contact hours

9:30am – 5pm each day

(15 hours in total: 12.5 hours teaching time, plus a 45 min lunch and 15 minute morning/afternoon tea breaks each day)

Learning objectives

This short course has been designed to complement and expand on content relevant to the Master of Public Health postgraduate course.

Upon completion of this course, participants will learn how to:

  • Apply frameworks for understanding conflict
  • Explain the relationship between conflict and health systems
  • Describe the relationship between conflict and health with a focus on communicable disease, mental health, women and children, climate change and forced migration
  • Describe ethical issues and 'conflict sensitive' and 'do no harm' approaches associated with working in conflict affected environments

Who should attend?

This short course is designed for:

  • Students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) or health practitioners interested in humanitarian work, international aid and development
  • Professionals and health practitioners working with or treating people from conflict affected areas
  • Policy makers at all levels of Government and in non-Government organisations
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade personnel or 'volunteers' who may be posted to conflict affected states

Course facilitators

While the information contained herein was correct at the date of publication, Monash University reserves the right to alter procedures, fees and regulations should the need arise.