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Certificate in Conflict Medicine

Specialty in War Wounds


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 (War Wound)

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 war wounds specialty course provides an in-depth description of the clinical manifestations, complications, and management strategies of war

SKU: 6493-2-1 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
  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding around war wounds classification and surgical management, neglected or mismanaged wounds, delayed primary closure, skin graft and flap, and burn injuries (specialty course)
  • Determine the major clinical infections in war wounds and the need for early/late removal of retained bullets and fragments (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
    Infectious Diseases in Conflict
    > 20 hours

    Course Aims: This course sheds light on the status, challenges, and needs around infectious diseases in the context of conflict, especially in the Middle East and North Africa region. The course highlights the role conflict plays in re-emergence or spread of infectious diseases.


    Topics Covered: This course provides an overview on the ecology of war and infectious diseases through covering the history and contributing factors of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, sexually transmitted infections (STI) in conflict settings, poor hygiene, and skin infections, along with the basics of infection control practices and challenges in the areas of conflict. It also covers the most common infectious diseases (bacterial, viral, parasitic, and fungal infections) in times of conflict with a particular emphasis on those encountered in the Middle East region. For each described infection, epidemiological data, contributing factors, and clinical manifestations are covered as well as the treatment and prophylaxis measures at both national and international levels.

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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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