ADH701 - The Humanitarian World


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: *Online

2024 will be the final offering of this unit

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in A505, A505J, A540, A567, A667, A705, H709


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:

AHLL701, AHL701

Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities equivalent to 1-hour per week


*This unit uses the FutureLearn online learning platform. Learn more about studying through FutureLearn


This unit is delivered online using the FutureLearn platform and consists of five modules. The introduction provides an overview of humanitarianism and key issues in humanitarian responses to disasters. The second module takes a critical look at the history and principles of humanitarianism. In the third module, we will learn about the diversity of actors involved in humanitarian response. In the fourth module we examine questions of power and accountability in the humanitarian system and explore the relevance of humanitarianism in our own community. Finally, in module 5, we examine some of the new dilemmas and complexities faced by the humanitarian sector in an era of conflict, climate change and COVID-19. Through the use of case studies and interaction with humanitarian experts from around the world in each module, we will examine the importance of ethical practice to successful humanitarian outcomes. Learning will be enhanced by sharing of experience and exploring relevant case studies of humanitarian responses.

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