Conflict Trauma

Course Type
Postgraduate, Module

Module Overview

This module aims to give students an understanding of the global impact of conflict and conflict trauma on patients and populations. It will explore governmental and non-governmental responses to delivery of trauma services in areas of conflict and post-conflict periods.

The module will also give an overview of the management of injuries sustained in conflict.

Learning outcomes

  • Show an understanding of the contribution of conflict on trauma burden globally
  • Evaluate the specific ethical and practical challenges of delivering care in conditions of conflict
  • Be able to apply their understanding of the principles of management of combat injuries
  • Be able to assess a systems wide approach to manage conflict injuries, the logistical burdens and the role of governmental and non-governmental organisations in delivery.

Module Attendance Required

One day a week – Thursdays 

Module Dates



Poster presentation of case study along with a 5 minute presentation of the poster with the aim of developing critical appraisal and presentation skills. 

Method of Teaching

Combinations of lectures, seminars, tutorials, as well as self-directed activities including case studies (to be discussed using Canvas and other online forums as well as face to face discussions) to use as basis for understanding conflict trauma.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

  • Major Alastair Beaven
  • Major David Naumann