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Table 3 Delivery options for basic, intermediate and advanced public health DRM courses in Africa

From: What should the African health workforce know about disasters? Proposed competencies for strengthening public health disaster risk management education in Africa

Course Delivery method Assessment Certification
Basic course in DRM Incorporated into modules for undergraduate studies in medicine, other health sciences and public health. Based on university criteria for assessing the undergraduate course into which it is incorporated. Incorporated into undergraduate degree award.
Stand-alone course Written examination aCertificate of competence of the participating University or training institution.
Intermediate course in DRM Incorporated as a module into Post-graduate diploma programmes which are relevant to DRM. Based on university criteria for assessing the Postgraduate diploma programme into which it is incorporated. Incorporated into Postgraduate diploma
Incorporated as a module into Master’s programmes which are relevant to DRM, such as MPH, MSc etc. Based on university criteria for assessing the Master’s degree programme into which it is incorporated Incorporated into Master’s degree.
Stand-alone course Written examination Certificate of competence of the participating University or training institution.
Advanced course in DRM As the health DRM track of health-related Master’s degree programmes, such as MPH or MSc The assessment will be through observation of the field supervisors (20%), written field report (50%), verbal defence of the report (30%). Observation by the field supervisor will be guided by a questionnaire, and the field supervisor may be a member of the oral defence committee.  
  1. aThe participant will have to do a written exam to be awarded the certificate of competence