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[procaare] Short Courses in International Health at Heidelberg University
- From: "Natascha Petersen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 14:46:41 +0100
Short Courses in International Health ? Schedule 2007!
At the University of Heidelberg, Germany
- Natascha Petersen, Germany
Dear Members of Procaare-Network,
We would like to announce again the following Short Courses offered by the Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health of the University of Heidelberg
* Reproductive health services and HIV/AIDS: New Evidence and Strategy
* Using Research for better Practice in International Health (New!)
* Disease Control: Policies and Strategies (New!)
* Improving the Quality of Healthcare Services (New!)
* Leadership and Change Management
* Medical Anthropology as a Tool for Public Health
* Financing Health Care ? Principles of Insurance
* Consultancy Skills in International Cooperation in Health: Evaluation of
Health Projects and Programmes
* Consultancy Skills in International Cooperation in Health: Proposal
Development targeting international donors
* Quality Management in International Health
* Health and Human Rights
* Health of Unstable Populations
* Climate Change and Health: Impact and Adaptation Policies (New!)
You find a short overview of all courses at the end of this e-mail.
Our target group includes MDs, nurses, pharmacists, policy makers, project / programme planners, managers, social scientists, educators, consultants, health workers, etc. Participants have been sent e.g. by GTZ, Medair, Doctors without Borders, MOHs, etc.
All courses are accredited within the international network of higher education called ?tropEd?, which offers a master programme in International Health, but the courses are open for individual further training. The diversity of disciplines, experiences and countries represented in class, adds to the fruitful learning environment.
Using current theories, case studies and practical exercises, we continue to put stress on enhancing the skills and abilities of participants which can be put into practice in their daily work. Lecturers usually have both an internationally working, as well as academic background.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a certificate of attendance by the University of Heidelberg.
Most courses are organised as two-weeks intensive courses which cost EUR 1.500.The course fee includes course materials, but not the accommodation, insurance or other personal costs during the stay. Unfortunately, we cannot offer any scholarships at present.
Early registration is advisable to ensure a seat in the courses as well as allowing time for all organisational matters. For further information, organisation & application forms please inquire at
We try to answer as soon as possible. Unfortunately, sometimes it still may take some time. Please feel free to resend your request or inquire about your registration, to ensure that it has reached the Department. (Even in our electronic age, sometimes faxes are not readable / e-mails or attachments get lost, etc). You can also consult the web site
http://www.ukl-hd.de/athoeg under ?teaching?
We hope we may be able to welcome you in Heidelberg.
Please forward this e-mail also to interested colleagues. Thank you.
Programme Manager, Short Courses in International Health
Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health
University of Heidelberg
Web http://www.ukl-hd.de/athoegunder ?teaching?
Reproductive health services and HIV/AIDS: New Evidence and Strategy
January 22 ? February 2, 2007
The course begins with the history of reproductive health along its historical development. It includes an overview on the concept of sexual and reproductive health and the changes and adaptations it has undergone Cairo to the Millennium Development Goals and their impact on the international development agenda in sexual and reproductive health. This is followed by the implemental issues related to safe motherhood, family planning and STI program in developing countries. The particular focus will be given to operational strategy of VCT, PMTCT and ART services. The core of the course is devoted to methods for improving and managing reproductive health in the health system with a particular focus on appropriate indicators, planning process and service provision. Considerable attention is also given to the role of PMTCT and ART in relation to SRH.
Disease Control: Strategies and Policies
February 5 ? 16, 2007
Building on basic knowledge of major diseases and specific experience in their control and quantitative and qualitative research methods, this course deepens the understanding of principles and strategies in disease control and equips students with the skills to successfully establish, strengthen or to systematically review disease control programmes. The course has a strong focus on disease control in disadvantaged populations of developing countries. Global, regional and local examples are being used to analyse strengths and weaknesses of existing policies and strategies. Special emphasis is placed on how to strengthen multi-disciplinary and inter-sectoral collaboration and how to involve communities and patients effectively in disease control programmes.
Using Research for Better Practice in International Health
March 5 ? 16, 2007
Building on basic knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods, the course aims to equip students with the skills to systematically assess and critically appraise existing information (literature, reports, websites, databases) as evidence, then to communicate and translate such evidence into improved policy and practice.
Improving the Quality of Healthcare Services in International Health
March 19 ? 30, 2007
Focusing on practical tools and methods, this course provides participants with skills to improve healthcare services in low and middle income countries. It will assist participants to adapt current quality improvement tools, methods and techniques to national and local settings with a special emphasis on managing and motivating people.
Leadership and Change Management
April 16 ? 27, 2007
The overall objective of this module is to explore advanced topics in leadership as it pertains to change management in dynamic health care environments found in low and middle income countries. Through participatory learning exercises, students will be taught the skills necessary as an organizational leader to assess, plan, and implement organizational change under conditions of uncertainty and complexity.
Medical Anthropology as a Tool for Public Health
April 30 ? May 11, 2007
The course uses ethnographic case studies from the field of Medical Anthropology in order to create an understanding of culturally constructed concepts of illness and disease. Drawing on a range of sources from different countries, including Europe, the manifold connections between culture and health are explored. On the basis of these case studies the methods of Medical Anthropology are explained and their usefulness and applicability for health care issues are demonstrated.
Financing Health Care ? Principles of Insurance
May 14 ? 25, 2007
The overall objective of this module is to learn experiences and lessons learnt from different countries in the area of financing health care, which can then be applied to different contexts. In addition, discussion of cases will enable the students to develop an analytic approach to problem solving and apply theoretical knowledge to a real life context.
Consultancy Skills in International Cooperation in Health
- Evaluation of Health Projects and Programmes
May 28 ? June 8, 2007
The goal of this module is to enable the participants evaluate a health service project or programme and write an evaluation report for a Ministry of Health and a funding agency. Content Overview: The historical evolution of the Evaluation of Health Projects and Programmes in the respective country; The landscape of international agencies and national actors in the health sector; Effective writing techniques; Principles and processes of health care sector evaluation; Basic skills of an evaluator as a team member; Important considerations in the design of a consultancy unit; Peer assessment of evaluation
Consultancy Skills in International Cooperation in Health
- Proposal Development targeting international donors
February 26 ? March 2, 2007
June 11 ? 15, 2007
At the end of the course the participants will be able to develop and write a project proposal targeting international donors. Content Overview: The historical evolution of the health sector in the respective country; The landscape of international agencies and national actors in the health sector; Effective proposal writing techniques; Planning methodologies and instruments; Case studies from low income countries for the different group exercises ; Peer assessment of evaluation and project proposal documents
Quality Management in International Health
June 18 ? 29, 2007
In cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) mbH.
This course covers the general principles and frameworks for defining and promoting the quality of health systems and services including processes, models and tools for assuring and evaluating quality, using case studies from Germany and other countries. Included in the course is a two day training in an international quality management model.
Health and Human Rights
July 2 ? 13, 2007
In collaboration with WHO, ILO, UNFPA
This course of study covers the general concepts and principles of human rights, their relationship to, and impact within the health sector. The course will use case studies from numerous countries, with a focus on low and middle-income countries, and the experiences of those within the course, to examine the vital role of human rights within the health sector. Participants will have the opportunity to practice incorporating human rights into policies, strategies, monitoring and evaluation.
Health of Unstable Populations
July 16 ? 27, 2007
In cooperation with the Centre of Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), University of Louvain/B
The goal of the course is to provide a better under-standing of the issues related to the health care of refugees, internally displaced persons and the affected host population in developing countries and to the health care of migrants. The content of the course reflects up-to-date knowledge and experience with the management of complex disasters, complex emergencies and post-conflict situations in the health sector.
Climate Change and Health: Impact and Adaptation Policies
September 17 ? 28, 2007
Climate change has become a reality which the health community is only slowly taking into account. The potentially far-reaching adverse health effects, sometimes of irreversible nature, need to be understood by researchers, practitioners and public health institutions in order to develop and implement practices and policies to counter them. In low- and middle-income countries especially, the issues are poorly studied and understood. The objective of this course is to provide participants with the ability to recognize the linkages between climate change and health and provide them with methods and tools to manage the impact of climate change on health. Examples will be drawn, whenever possible, from both developed and developing countries and cases studies will serve as a basis for learning.