International Refugee Care Course


Course Code: PCC – IRC 702




Today’s world has more international refugees seeking relief and asylum than at any time since the end of WWII. Eighty-six percent of refugees are hosted in developing countries, severely straining existing social infrastructures. This course will introduce the principles of international refugee care, including the four recognized phases: pre-emergency/mitigation phase, emergency phase, post-emergency/maintenance phase, and the resolution/repatriation phase. Throughout these phases, refugee care leaders must attend to complex issues over security, dependency, mental health, location of settlements, and host-refugee relationships.


This is a comprehensive course built around the required textbook “The New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis Hardcover,” by Patrick Kingsley (Liveright Publishing Corp, 2017). Academic credit earned is 2 credit hours. Sample the INMED learning experience with this 15-minute Free Demo Short Self-Paced Course.


Competency Objectives


At the completion of the International Refugee Care Course, learners will be able to demonstrate using case-studies and simulation:



Time Frames


This course includes 8 weeks of structured learning, assignments which are due each Sunday night, online meetings with course faculty, and a scheduled virtual-classroom final exam. Please view the Course Syllabus.




Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH


70 million person today, mostly women and children,

have been forced from their homes and seek refuge.