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Complex Political Emergencies: Security and Health (Module)

Module description

  • To provide students with an overview of security, health and development-related challenges and policy debates concerning modern complex political emergencies.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of the political, economic and social factors that contribute to complex political emergencies after the end of the Cold War
  • To analyse the direct and indirect effects of complex political emergencies on global, national and human security
  • To identify the actors and institutions involved in the international humanitarian system, and the management and coordination issues currently facing them
  • To provide a framework for understanding humanitarianism, the humanitarian principles, and ensuing ethical dilemmas
  • To describe and critique the key policy debates currently taking place within the humanitarian field (humanitarianism, relief to development, coordination, evaluation and quality)
  • To describe the challenges of developing context-sensitive responses to public health problems (e.g. reproductive health, communicable disease, mental health)
  • To explore the complexities of the linkages between emergency relief activities and longer term development and post-conflict issues.

Staff information

Dr Preeti Patel

Teaching pattern

Not applicable

Module assessment - more information

3 X 3,000 word essays

Key information

Module code 7SSWM040

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 40


Study abroad module No