Singapore University of Social Sciences

Health and Disaster Security

Health and Disaster Security (SEC233)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Others

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


SEC233 Health and Disaster Security outlines and examines two kinds of dangers that may occur in the future and have a tremendous impact on global security apparatuses: natural disasters and communicable diseases. These dangers dovetail into serious global health phenomena with wide ranging social, economic and political implications for world populations.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • A Brief History of Public Health and Natural Disaster Relief
  • (a) Social Awareness of Health Security and Disaster Security; (b) 10 Types of Natural Disasters
  • Public Health Strategies and Disaster Relief Strategies
  • Health Security, the WHO, and Natural Disaster Relief as Public Goods in Public Policy
  • Natural Disaster Cases and Acts of God
  • Communicable and non-communicable diseases and the four main types of diseases
  • International organizations, health security and disaster relief
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations
  • Moral obligation, social media: health security and disaster relief
  • Case Studies of Disaster Relief in Southeast Asia
  • Case Studies of Health Security in Southeast Asia
  • Small State Security in Brunei, Singapore, and Malaysia: Energy and Food for Life

Learning Outcome

  • Describe the strategies used in public hygiene awareness and controls
  • Interpret the concepts and costs of natural disasters and natural disaster preparedness
  • Explain the four main types of diseases and differentiate between the 10 worse types of natural disasters
  • Explain the Importance of WHO in Disease Control with a specific focus on epidemics and pandemics in Asia and the Pacific
  • Infer the meaning of natural disaster relief by NGOs, IOs, and states
  • Understand how Small States like Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia can Ensure Sufficient Energy and Food
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