Online Course - Global Health Challenge for Human Security

(Last Updated on 27 May 2021)

Registration for the new cohort opens until 30 September 2022. Upon registration, students are allowed to study the course until 31 October 2022 at their own pace. 

Course Overview

Human security is an emerging paradigm in the global healthcare community that can be applied to guide local and global public health practices. It can also provide a basis to link up related themes under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through various real-life case studies and practical applications, this course will provide participants with an understanding of how the human security and health security concepts are applied in public health practices, especially under emergencies and disasters. The challenges with putting the human security concept into operation will also be explored.

Students will learn the following from the course:

Course Features

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

Target Audience
The target audience is individuals studying or working in health, policy, education, research, and humanitarian sectors. Students may be healthcare professionals, civil servants, policy makers, frontline disaster relief practitioners and undergraduate or postgraduate students of related disciplines.

As part of CCOUC’s knowledge transfer endeavour, this course is offered free of charge. There is limited quota for enrolment on a first-come-first-served basis.

Course Structure and Delivery Format
The course involves a total of 6 lessons, 4 short quizzes and one final assessment. Each lesson requires about one to three hours of study. All assessments are in the form of multiple-choice questions to be completed online with unlimited attempts. To progress through the course, students must obtain 75% or above in each short quiz. Students enrolled in the course may access all learning materials and go through all learning activities online within a maximum period of seven months. Topics covered in the course are as follows:

Course Completion and Certification
Students who obtain 60% or above in the final assessment will be issued a printable certificate in recognition of completing the course.

To start studying the course now, please visit the course website at

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