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AHL705 - Management of Humanitarian Health Programs


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Sonia Brockington



AHL701 can be done before or at the same time

Students enrolled in course A767 - NIL

Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin, with 8-online sessions will be conducted during the trimester


This unit will explore the project management cycle, trends in the humanitarian sector and how these apply to health program management in complex humanitarian crises.

Students will apply learning to real life case studies, taking into account inter-agency coordination, stakeholder and donor relationships, organisational and governance requirements, and monitoring and evaluation of health programs to meet public and clinical health issues in complex humanitarian environments.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Identify and critically analyse current issues and future challenges that serve as the context for program development and interventions to manage complex problems in acute and chronic humanitarian heath program management

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Examine the social, cultural, environmental, economic factors and assess how they bear upon the development of humanitarian health response plans

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving


Collaboratively design, develop and evaluate high quality, integrated project plans, that take into consideration the health project management cycle, to provide solutions to identified health needs

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO7: Teamwork


Evaluate your effectiveness as a team member and develop a plan for improvement and ongoing learning as a professional practitioner

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO6: Self-management

GLO7: Teamwork

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Essay 2000 words 40% Week 5
Assessment 2 - Team Report 3000 words 50% Week 10
Assessment 3 - Self-Reflection 500 words 10% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: AHL705 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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