Executive Short Courses in Health in Humanitarian Settings

field epidemiology in humanitarian crises


Next session: new dates for 2021 to be announced

This executive course is a full time training, given by epidemiologists, and humanitarian practitioners, which focuses on epidemiological methods and tools commonly used in the field during humanitarian crises.


At the end of the course, participants will be able to use basic epidemiological concepts that are relevant in the field during acute and protracted crises. They will be able to explain epidemiology’s role in humanitarian settings and describe its limitations; explain and interpret main health indicators used during humanitarian crises.


  • Professionals in the humanitarian, development or social sector looking to develop their competencies as well as reflect and capitalise on their experiences.
  • Professionals from other sectors who wish to increase their understanding of the humanitarian sector for a potential career change.
  • Graduate students with relevant volunteer or intern experience, looking to undertake a post-graduate course with a view to entering the humanitarian sector.


2 ECTS - Credits recognized by the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

Course coordinator

Dr. Anne GOLAZ, University of Geneva and Geneva Centre for Education & Research in Humanitarian Action