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Certificate in Conflict Medicine

Specialty in Infectious Diseases


Certificate Description: The certificate aims to provide an operational and conceptual understanding of how medical care and research can be shaped and undertaken in settings of conflict and fragility. This certificate comprises four courses including three core courses (Introduction to Conflict Medicine, Medical Care and Knowledge in Conflict, Health Research Methods in Conflict) and one specialty course (Infectious Diseases in Conflict)

Core Courses: The certificate core courses touch on the basic concepts in conflict medicine as well as the landscape, needs, and challenges around providing medical care at times of conflict. The core courses also highlight the contextualized challenges and approaches around conducting health research within the ecology of war in terms of organization, access, data collection and ethics.

Specialty Course: The infectious diseases specialty course aims to provide conceptual knowledge on the status, challenges and needs around infectious diseases in the context of conflict.

SKU: 6493-2-1-1 Categories: ,

Key Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, learners should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify key theories and concepts related to conflict and forced migration
  • Identify the major actors, their roles, and their interconnectedness in settings of conflict and fragility
  • Recognize the impact of conflict on health from a systems and community perspective.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to address physical psychological trauma, social wounds, acute and emergency care, and major diseases in times of conflict
  • Exhibit a conceptual understanding of conducting qualitative and quantitative health research in conflict settings
  • Discuss the landscape, challenges, and approaches related to major infectious diseases (bacterial, viral, or parasitic) in settings of conflict (specialty course)
  • Outline the basics of practices and challenges around infection control, war wound infection, and wound healing the context of conflict (specialty course)

Course at a Glance








Target Audience

The certificate is designed for medical and nursing students, medical trainees, medical practitioners, nurses, and other allied health professionals.


Additional Specialty Courses

* The additional specialty courses you enroll in will appear on your certificate
    War Wounds
    > 20 hours

    Course Aims: This course provides an in-depth description of the clinical manifestations and management strategies of war wounds and associated complications


    Topics Covered: The course starts with describing the classification and mechanism of wounds. Then, it discusses the surgical management of wounds, delayed primary closure and skin grafting processes. The course also touches on the triggers and challenges in the management of neglected or mismanaged wounds along with the factors affecting wound infection. Finally, the course addresses the pathology, management, care and closure of burn injuries.

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    Cancer in Conflict
    > 20 hours

    Course Aims: This course examines the basic ethical and methodological concepts related to conducting cancer research in settings of conflict. The course also touches on the enablers and challenges around cancer research, control, prevention and registration in conflict.


    Topics Covered: The course provides an overview of the interplay between conflict and cancer control, prevention, and care provision. The course then moves to address strategies required to tackle contextualized challenges for cancer care and research in conflict settings. Finally, the course touches on the ethical principles governing cancer research and approaches for developing cancer research projects in conflict settings.

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