10 Free Online Courses on Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response

In response to widespread campus closure globally due to the COVID-19 pandemic and as part of the knowledge transfer endeavour of the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), 10 free online courses on disaster and medical humanitarian response supported by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine are now open for registration until 31 March 2021 and registered students are allowed to study the courses anywhere anytime until 30 April 2021. Upon registration, students are allowed to study the course at a safe location and at their own pace. A certificate of completion will be issued for participants who have successfully completed each course.

These courses will be very useful for students and practitioners to explore health emergency and disaster risk management (Health-EDRM) issues during this challenging time of global public health emergency. CCOUC is collaborating with academic units and programmes to offer these courses for fulfilling their course requirements.

Please visit the relevant links below to find out more about the courses and enroll for free today! 

  • Climate Change and Health


  • Research Methodology for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response


  • Global Health Challenge for Human Security


  • Core Public Health Concepts for Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management


  • Health System Approach in Managing Disaster


  • Principles of Occupational Health and Challenges of Industrial Disasters


  • Foundations of Food Security


  • International Humanitarian Law


  • Basic Sign Language for First Responders and the Public in Health Emergencies and Disasters


  • Crisis and Risk Communication in Emergencies and Disasters



For enquiry, please email ccouc@cuhk.edu.hk