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Overview: Every individual working in emergencies for WHO must be familiar with the Incident Management System (IMS). This course builds on the introductory IMS course to provide a deeper understanding of the system that WHO uses to organize and manage its response. It should be completed by all current or potential members of IMS functional teams, including non-WHO staff who will deploy.
The course consists of 5 modules with audio narration and quiz. It covers: (1) the key elements of WHO’s IMS and working in Emergency Operations Centres; (2) how the functional teams within the IMS work together; (3) the ethical standards that are required to be upheld by those deployed by WHO during an emergency response; (4) how to work effectively in a team; and (5) the process of deploying and staying healthy.
Before enrolling, participants are recommended to complete the introductory IMS course, which is available here.
Learning objectives: By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
Course duration: Approximately 3 hours.
Certificates: A record of achievement is offered at the end of the course to those who earn more than 80% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.