Teaching at the Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters

We combine our research with teaching, through a variety of courses and seminars.

Master's Programme in Public Health in Disasters

We are one partner in a joint Erasmus Mundus Master's degree programme with the Universidad de Oviedo in Spain and the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. The Master's programme is intended to build capacity that will reduce disaster risks and contribute to a better and more targeted public health-based relief following disasters. More information is available on the Master's programme’s website.

Public Health response in Disasters course

We also offer a 20 credit freestanding course at KI out of the Erasmus Mundus coursework that is run in parallel to the Master's program.

The aim of the course is to provide competencies to adequately prioritize, plan, implement and monitor public health interventions in disaster relief, based on needs and risks.

For more information about the Public Health response in Disasters course see here.

Disaster medicine courses

We teach short courses in disaster medicine for specialist doctors and medical students at Karolinska Institutet, on principles of clinical care, decision making with limited resources, and context in disasters.

COVID-19 courses for care providers and medical personnel 

Two online training courses have been developed by researchers at KcKM following the request of the National Board of Health and Welfare, and will be included in the agency’s new national guidelines for dealing with COVID-19. Read more and attend the COVID-19 courses here.

Humanitarian Health Assistance course

We offer a short course on health in humanitarian work, 12 ECT, with the aim to prepare doctors, nurses, and midwives with the right information to work in humanitarian crises around the world.

Find more informaiton about the Humanitarian Health Assistance course.


We regularly hold seminars and meetings on topics related to our work. Recent events included seminars on "Climate Change and Disasters", "Moral stress in disaster response – is it a problem, what are the consequences, and how can we handle it?", and "Using evidence to implement the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction and global health security".