Introduction to Humanitarian Healthcare online course (CPD accredited)

As an organisation dedicated to supporting the professional development of those working within humanitarian healthcare, the Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare are now offering free access to this course for everyone for a limited period of time.

UK-Med have been working in partnership with the Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare (FRRHH) at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) to launch a new online course: Introduction to Humanitarian Healthcare.

Please see the FAQ below for more information on the course.

What is the course?

Introduction to Humanitarian Healthcare’ will help you explore and identify the key elements and agencies in Humanitarian Health and their place within the humanitarian response framework.

You will learn how best to adapt your clinical skills to a humanitarian context and what you need to do to be ready to deploy to a humanitarian emergency.

The online course is hosted by the Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

How much does the course cost?

***Update: This course is now free for everyone. This is for a limited period as a sign of solidarity to all who aspire to or currently work in humanitarian healthcare.***

Typically, this course is free for all UK-Med Register members. If you are not on the UK-Med Register, this course (which is valued at £300) is part of the FRRHH membership benefit and you must first join FRRHH. Fees to become a member vary between £10 and £75.

How long will the course take?

This is a self-led online course. It is estimated to take around 9 hours to complete the course modules (40 hours to complete everything, including essential reading).

What are the benefits of taking the course?

This high-quality course has been developed by humanitarian health experts including UK-Med founder Professor Tony Redmond OBE and UK-Med surgical lead and consultant orthopaedic surgeon Andy Kent.

Additionally, 9 hours of CPD will be awarded for this course.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at those who are interested in starting or developing a career, paid or voluntary, in humanitarian healthcare. It is an amazing resource whether you are new to humanitarian work, or an experienced humanitarian worker seeking a refresher and opportunity to reflect on previous deployments.

How do I enrol?

*While the course is free for all, please visit the RCSEd website to register*

The course will be hosted on a Virtual Learning Platform (VLE) administered by the RCSEd. For Register members, in order to access this VLE, you will need to complete the following steps. Please click here to read the full instructions.

How do I find out more?

In April 2021, the Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare hosted a free webinar, ‘Approaches to Training for Humanitarian Deployment’.

The first part of this webinar provides a background overview of why and how the Introduction to Humanitarian Healthcare online course was created, along with how it will support the training pathway for humanitarian deployment.

Watch a recording of the webinar here (scroll to the bottom of the page) >