Short Course in Humanitarian Operations: Environmental Health & Logistics

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine

Program Description

Short Course in Humanitarian Operations: Environmental Health & Logistics

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine

Humanitarian Operations: Environmental Health & Logistics

3 good reasons to study


The humanitarian sector needs many skills, not just medical, and this course explores the variety of skills needed


This course is suitable for water and sanitation technical specialists, logisticians, security specialists, project co-ordinators, contractors, etc..., the list is endless - all of whom are widely needed in this sector


The course provides a valuable gateway to understanding the humanitarian sector.

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the principal technical challenges encountered in supporting emergency humanitarian operations. It aims to enable students to adopt a reasoned and evidence-based approach to anticipating and identifying the technical challenges and to develop and evaluate strategies for their management.

Course Outline

Logistics, infrastructure and communication:

  • planning and managing the logistics chain of specification, ordering and procurement, transport, storage and distribution
  • tools for financial management and control
  • managing human resources for logistics and technical activities
  • contracts for staff, property and procurement
  • field communication equipment and their importance for security
  • logistics support of immunization programmes
  • provision and maintenance of accommodation and utilities

Environmental Health, Water and Sanitation:

  • common environmental and public health hazards
  • environmental health planning and management in emergencies
  • minimum standards for the delivery of relief in the environmental health sector
  • planning and managing effective sanitation programmes
  • planning, sourcing, treating and supplying water in emergencies
  • hygiene-promotion
  • key indicators for monitoring environmental health programs
  • environmental risk factors for vector-borne diseases in emergency situations
  • strategies for controlling vector-borne diseases

10 Academic Credits - Assessments

For an additional fee of £95, you can be entered for full Academic Credits for this course (Masters level credit, awarded by the University of Liverpool). The academic credits are offered to provide choice and flexibility to all of our students and students who do not wish to do the assessments will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance. Applicants wishing to find out more about the assessment should contact

Entrance Requirements

Academic requirements:

Any person working in international development and humanitarianism would benefit from attending this course.

English language requirements:

Attending course with Academic Credit:
The course is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years.

Attending course – Certificate of Attendance Only:
The course is taught in English and in a postgraduate setting. Students whose first language is not English should be aware that to benefit from the course participants should have English language proficiency at the equivalent of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5.


LSTM education courses are taught within a dynamic environment by staff working at the cutting-edge of research in tropical medicine and global health. They are designed to enable the professional development of the student, to be relevant to students from both the UK and overseas and to promote approaches to study that will enable students to continue their learning into the future.

This course aims to:

Develop evidence based strategies for effective water, sanitation and environmental health programmes in humanitarian emergencies

Review critically the available literature and summarise key points on technical aspects of humanitarian operations support

Plan logistics support for the management of humanitarian operations

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Apr. 2018
2 weeks
Full time
850 GBP
United Kingdom - Liverpool, England
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