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Italy: Part-time - EMMIO - Executive Master in Management of International Organizations (6th cohort - 2020/21)

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 02:03:11 +0000

Organization: SDA Bocconi School of Management
Country: Italy, World
Registration deadline: 15 Jul 2020
Starting date: 07 Oct 2020
Ending date: 28 May 2021

Strengthen your capacity to Lead, Innovate and Manage. Join the PART-TIME Executive Master EMMIO

Apply by JULY 15, 2020

Make the next step up in your career by applying to the 6th cohort of global leaders who will navigate and tackle the challenges of the ongoing system-wide development reform.

Key features:

  • Compatible with full employment
  • Blended (two modules face-to-face and two in distance learning )
  • Total duration of 9 months
  • With ECTS credits
  • Specifically designed for professionals serving International Institutions (UN, INGOs, IFIs)
  • Unique faculty bringing together renowned scholars and senior professionals

Learn more: VIDEO

A whole spectrum, from theory to practice – why compromise between world class academic contents and cutting edge business practices? EMMIO allows you to get the best of both worlds, through a uniquely qualified and hand-picked faculty merging renowned scholars and senior professionals from International Organizations.

A unique value proposition - you will earn your degree in only nine months while taking full advantage of a flexible program schedule compatible with full employment. Addressed to mid and senior level professionals working or interested to pursue a career in United Nations and International NGOs, the EMMIO Program is a fully tailored, hands on degree which will strengthen your fit for purpose and heighten your visibility, equipping you for your future professional challenges.

The way we do things around here – EMMIO is so much more than a Masters’ programme – it’s a laboratory where participants pour their professional experiences to think creatively and elaborate new solutions to common problems – the EMMIO cohort blends professionals from both the international development and humanitarian assistance sectors with twenty or more organizations represented. The first three editions of EMMIO demonstrated the unique value of diversity and complementarity of backgrounds to foster a systemic and strategic thinking among our participants.

Apply by July 15, 2020.

Let your journey begin: www.sdabocconi.it/emmio


How to register:

To complete your application you would need to log-in with your credentials at the following link: www.sdabocconi.it/emmio > "Apply now"

Please note that you would need to complete all sections of the application with your Personal Data, Studies, Professional Data and other relevant information.

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occupied Palestinian territory: Al-Haq International Law Summer School Program 2020

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 02:00:54 +0000

Organization: Al Haq
Country: occupied Palestinian territory
Registration deadline: 27 Apr 2020
Starting date: 01 Jun 2020
Ending date: 14 Jun 2020

Al-Haq International Law Summer School program 2020

June 1st - June 14th 2020

Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law is pleased to announce its Sixth International Law Summer School for professionals, legal researchers, post-graduates and academics in the fields of international law and human rights. The summer school program runs for two weeks and is based in Ramallah, occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) during the period of 1st -14th June 2020. Please click the link for more information on the course.

The summer school aims to assist professionals in developing a coherent understanding of the legal and human rights situation in the OPT while closely studying the application of international law in the OPT. The summer school offers lectures by human rights professionals, civil society organizations and human rights groups on key human rights issues and trends of violations witnessed in the OPT.

The International Law Summer School is a highly interactive program in which all participants are encouraged to be fully engaged. The training methods include lectures, group exercises and field visits. The working language of the summer school is English. All participants will receive an electronic file of reading materials ahead of the program.

Al-Haq’s summer school is a unique opportunity for internationals interested in the Palestinian context, the history and the future of the OPT and includes field visits to a diverse number of communities, giving participants the chance to see and hear firsthand accounts of violations committed by different state and non-state actors, including corporations. .

Al-Haq[1] is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization based in Ramallah, OPT. Established in 1979, Al-Haq’s mission is to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The organization monitors and documents violations of human rights, conducts legal research; human rights education; prepares reports, studies and interventions against the violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in the OPT; and undertakes advocacy before local, regional and international bodies.

For more information about the Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law and the International Law Summer School, watch our introductory video here.

The fourteen-day summer school will include sessions on various topics, including:

  • Al-Haq’s mandate and working methods;
  • Historical overview of the Palestinian struggle;
  • International human rights framework applicable in the OPT;
  • International humanitarian framework applicable in the OPT;
  • Business and Human Rights in the OPT;
  • Current human rights situation and developments in the OPT;
  • International accountability mechanisms;
  • Engagement with numerous local and international human rights organizations through on-location visits and sessions hosted by representatives of relevant organizations;
  • Field visits to affected communities include; Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Haifa, 1948 depopulated villages, occupied Syrian Golan, Nazareth and the Jordan Valley.
  • Each year we design unique programs covering the main trends in violations, and political and legal updates from the field.

The international law summer school is open to post-graduate students of law and related fields, legal scholars, human rights defenders and researchers.

The program covers the costs of accommodation[2], and includes breakfast, lunch and transportation for the entire period of the summer school; including pick-up and drop- off from and to the airport.

Participants must cover the costs of their own flight tickets and any additional expenses needed for dinner and expenses outside the scope of the program, in addition to a program fee in the amount of 400 USD (paid cash upon arrival) to support some of the expenses of the program. Special consideration will be made for accepted participants who can’t cover the tuition fees.

Attendees who complete the duration of the International Law Summer School will be granted a certificate of completion.

The summer school can only accommodate a limited number of participants. Applicants will be contacted when the selection process has been concluded. We advise citizens of countries needing a visa to apply sooner in order for them to have enough time to apply, should they be selected.

For more information, please contact: ilcenter@alhaq.org.

Interested candidates should send their CV, including nationality and a brief cover letter to: ilcenter@alhaq.org by 27 of April 2020 –for those applicants not needing visa - and by 26 of March 2020 – for those applicants needing visa.

Accepted participants will need to fly into the country on May 31st and leave after June 14th. Any additional time spent in the country beyond the days of the program, must be covered by participants themselves.

[1] Al-Haq has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is the West Bank affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists - Geneva, and is a member of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), the World Organization against Torture (OMCT), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Habitat International Coalition (HIC), and the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO).

[2] All participants will be accommodated in rooms for 2 people.


How to register:

Interested candidates should send their CV, including nationality and a brief cover letter to: ilcenter@alhaq.org by 27 of April 2020 –for those applicants not needing visa - and by 26 of March 2020 – for those applicants needing visa.

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World: Counter Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia - online course

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 01:56:39 +0000

Organization: Global Campus of Human Rights
Country: World

The Global Campus of Human Rights is expanding its educational offer with an Online Course on Counter Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia. The course is going to examine the programmes, practices and activities of counter trafficking through the analysis of aspects such as raids and rescues, litigation, organising, education. In particular, it will do so by speaking to renowned lecturers and experts from NGOs, Trade Unions and International Organisations and by looking at the specific case of Southeast Asia.

The course is structured in five Classes:

  • Class 1: Overview: laws, definitions, status

  • Class 2: Advocacy around law and policy

  • Class 3: The Role of Research in Counter Trafficking

  • Class 4: The role of Trade Unions

  • Class 5: Countering child trafficking


How to register:

The Course is free to audit and open to ‘leaders of the future’ who envision a world free from human trafficking: students; NGO activists; young lawyers and social scientists; active and motivated citizens from around the world and all those interested in interdisciplinary human rights, migration, children’s rights, advocacy, workers’ empowerment. The course is self-paced and aimed at reinforcing personal critical reflection. Case-studies and quizzes will be used to enable a multidimensional understanding of the topic.

Participants who successfully pass the Final Quiz of the course can request a Certificate of Completion with a Transcript of Records upon payment of a small fee of 49 Euro.

For more information, contact us at e-learning@gchumanrights.org or visit https://gchumanrights.org/cht.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: MSc Humanitarian Health Programme Management

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 01:11:33 +0000

Organization: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Registration deadline: 23 Sep 2020
Starting date: 14 Sep 2020
Ending date: 13 Sep 2021

http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/humanitarian-health-programme-manage...

3 good reasons to study

  1. It is the longest established humanitarian studies programme in the UK, preparing you for many aspects of careers in the fields of humanitarian and development work. You will choose from a wide number of modules including media and advocacy, health in emergencies, logistics and water and sanitation.
  2. It offers a wonderful and unique opportunity to do reserach for your dissertation abroad whilst working with key organisations in the field to provide career experience.
  3. LSTM is filled with students from all over the world that you can learn with and from, offering the chance of new international friendships, as well as networking opportunities with staff and NGO's.

Programme Outline

The programme investigates current approaches to humanitarian health programme management and identifies and develops models of good practice. Opportunities for in-depth study include regional and country case studies and a choice of modules addressing specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. In addition, the programme offers participants an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special interest indicated by client Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Organisations (IOs) or National Ministries.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the political and economic determinants of health and well-being in humanitarian emergencies and review critically the evolution of and current debate on approaches to sustainable development
  • Provide participants with the practical skills and confidence required to manage the financial aspects of humanitarian programmes, to maximise their efficiency, effectiveness and accountability
  • Provide an interdisciplinary forum in which participants from a variety of professional backgrounds (e.g. health, political and social sciences, engineering, agriculture, development, international humanitarian law, human rights, administration and media) can review critically and debate key issues of mutual interest
  • Give participants an opportunity to conduct an independent in-depth research study of a specialist aspect of humanitarian interventions in the field
  • Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles in managing humanitarian interventions
  • Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research
  • Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future

How to register:

Please visit our course page, click the APPLY button and follow the onscreen instructions

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/humanitarian-health-programme-management

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 01:06:15 +0000

Organization: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Registration deadline: 21 Feb 2020
Starting date: 24 Feb 2020
Ending date: 17 Apr 2020

3 good reasons to study

  1. It is the longest established humanitarian studies programme in the UK, preparing you for many aspects of careers in the fields of humanitarian and development work.
  2. In six weeks, you will receive a concentrated exposure to the front-edge thinking in all of the relevant areas of humanitarian work and will get to act out real life scenarios.
  3. LSTM is filled with students from all over the world that you can learn with and from, offering the chance of new international friendships, as well as networking opportunities with staff and NGO's.

Goal: To provide training in humanitarian action, disaster prevention, preparedness and response and thereby enhance human resource capacity for managing the humanitarian emergencies arising from natural disasters and complex emergencies worldwide.

The Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (DHA) is an innovative and intensive multidisciplinary training programme designed for humanitarian workers engaged in emergency relief and development. The curriculum combines core and specialist modules enabling participants to explore the essential issues relevant to all humanitarian workers, whatever their professional background, and to select a specialist module which will provide them with a deeper understanding of an area of special interest. The DHA has been specifically designed so that it can be delivered as a short course with a regional focus that addresses the needs of participants in countries directly affected by humanitarian emergencies. The DHA has been offered at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine since 2002.

From 2020, the programme will be delivered by a combination of on-line and face-to-face teaching. An introductory module ‘The Humanitarian Arena’ will be available on-line 3 weeks prior to the start of the face-to-face component. This will include key readings, videos, debates and discussion boards. This will be followed by 4 weeks of face-to-face teaching at LSTM and 1 week for reading, revision and assessments. Finally, participants will submit a written assignment 4 weeks after the assessment week. Access to LSTM e-learning and library resources will be available throughout.

Course Outline:

Weeks 1-3 On-line Introductory module (off-site) - 24 Feb - 13 March 2020

Weeks 4-7 Face-to-face teaching (at LSTM) - 16 March - 10 April 2020

Week 8 Assessment (at LSTM) - 13-17 April 2020

Weeks 9-12 Preparation and submission of written assessment (off-site) - 20 April - 15 May 2020

This format of concentrated contact time combined with flexible self-study makes the programme accessible to participants concurrently engaged in professional practice.

Aims

  • To provide humanitarian workers with the awareness, understanding and skills essential for effective action as individuals and as members of a team.
  • To identify and promote standards of good practice in humanitarian responses
  • To examine strategies for early warning and prevention of humanitarian crises.
  • To encourage cooperation and dialogue between governmental, non-governmental, national and international agencies involved in humanitarian action.
  • To create a more effective synergy between emergency humanitarian interventions and programmes promoting sustainable development.

How to register:

Register through the Apply Button on the course page

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/diploma-in-humanitarian-assistance

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTMH)

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:48:59 +0000

Organization: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Registration deadline: 21 Aug 2020
Starting date: 24 Aug 2020
Ending date: 20 Nov 2020

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/dtmh

3 good reasons to study

  1. Our faculty and graduates are at the forefront of the fight against diseases of poverty worldwide, and are highly sought after by MSF and other leading NGO's and IO's.
  2. We are world leaders in research and response to existing and emerging diseases threatening global health and security.
  3. You will emerge from the programme with a deeper understanding of the complex cultural, social, political, economic and technical challenges and opportunities for improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities throughout the world today.

This programme is particularly useful for physicians who have trained in medicine in a developed country but intend to practise in the tropics. It is also useful for physicians already practising in developing countries who require an update on infectious, parasitic and other health problems and for doctors in developed countries who need to diagnose and manage imported infections. It is recognised as fulfilling part of the requirements for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Certificate in Travel Medicine.

Teaching Methods - a highly intensive course with lectures, practicals, tutorials and a range of seminars which provide opportunities for small group work. Much of the practical work in the Dagnall laboratory is hands-on, backed up with a range of demonstration materials, and facilitated by academic and technical staff.

Assessments - student progress is monitored during the course through: formative assessment which provides students with an indication of their progress (the results of these assessments do not contribute to the final mark), regular revisions in parasitology and vector biology contain a range of self-assessment exercises (staff are available for immediate discussion within individual or small groups of students) and a summative assessment (the award of Diploma is based on the results of examinations held at the end of the course).

The DTM&H is delivered primarily as a paperless course. This allows us to keep our costs as low as possible and is in line with LSTM's commitment to the principles of education for sustainable development.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify stages of parasites important in the diagnosis of tropical disease.
  2. Describe the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of the major parasitic, communicable and non-communicable diseases of the tropics.
  3. Recognise the main genera of insect vectors of disease and understand their behaviour sufficiently to discuss control methods.
  4. Identify the health needs of communities and discuss ways of improving health at village and district level.
  5. Discuss the principles of epidemiology and control as applied to a range of diseases highly prevalent in the tropics.
  6. Discuss the importance of the social, cultural and economic setting of people and communities in the planning and implementation of health services and disease control.

How to register:

Please visit our course page, click the APPLY button and follow the onscreen instructions

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/dtmh

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Australia: Fully-funded Rotary Peace Fellowship - call for applications

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:43:01 +0000

Organization: Rotary
Country: Australia, Japan, Sweden, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America
Registration deadline: 31 May 2020
Starting date: 01 Sep 2021
Ending date: 31 Jul 2022

The spike in regional and local conflicts around the globe has boosted the need for peace and development leaders skilled in building positive social change. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve conflict through academic training, field experience, and professional networking.

Up to 130 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of the Rotary Peace Centers, located within eight leading universities around the world. More than 1300 program alumni are working in over 115 countries as leaders in national governments, NGOs, social enterprises, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations.

Master’s degree

▪ 15-24 month program, small-group classroom learning, in fields related to peace and development

▪ Intended for leaders near the start of their careers

▪ 50 fellows selected annually to study at one of five Rotary Peace Centers at partner universities, which offer interdisciplinary curricula with research-informed teaching

▪ 2-3 month field study experience to develop practical skills

▪ Fellows connect with an international cohort of fellows, thought leaders, and a global network of Rotarians

Professional development certificate

▪ Yearlong program that blends online learning, in-person classes, and an independent project, based at a Rotary Peace Center in Thailand or Uganda

▪ Intended for social change leaders with extensive experience working in peace-related fields

▪ 80 fellows selected annually to earn a certificate in peace and development studies

▪ Interdisciplinary program includes a two-week online preliminary course, 10 weeks of on-site courses with field studies, a nine-month period during which fellows implement a social change initiative (with interactive online sessions), and an on-site capstone seminar.

Eligibility: Take the eligibility quiz.

Qualified candidates must:

▪ Have three years of related work experience for the master’s program

▪ Have five years of related work experience for the certificate program and be able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission

▪ Be proficient in English ▪ Have a bachelor’s degree

▪ Demonstrate leadership skills

▪ Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace

The 2021-22 academic term deadline is 31 May 2020.

If you know someone who might be a good candidate for this fellowship, please submit a referral form with their name and email address. We’ll contact them with information on how to apply. Thank you for supporting our program.

Please contact us at rotarypeacecenters@rotary.org with questions.


How to register:

Apply online at

https://my.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowship-application

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Italy: Establishing fair recruitment processes

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:39:04 +0000

Organization: International Training Centre of the ILO
Country: Italy
Registration deadline: 23 Mar 2020
Starting date: 04 May 2020
Ending date: 08 May 2020

This course aims to build the capacities of ILO constituents and provide them with technical assistance in promoting fair recruitment and ensuring that recruitment and placement services respect workers' fundamental principles and rights, including those of migrant workers.

It supports the ILO’s Fair Recruitment Initiative, which aims to improve migration for work and enhance development outcomes.

Participants will not only learn how strong policies can make a difference, but will also analyze case studies and make recommendations.


How to register:

APPLY NOW HERE - INSCRIVEZ-VOUS ICI

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Canada: Sphere Training of Trainers

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:37:48 +0000

Organization: Humanitarian Response Network of Canada
Country: Canada
Registration deadline: 05 Mar 2020
Starting date: 09 Mar 2020
Ending date: 11 Mar 2020

The course aims to prepare individuals to promote learning on applying the Sphere Handbook through sharing experiences and practicing.

About this Event

Target audience

The training will target humanitarian professionals and practitioners of Canadian Development and Humanitarian organizations and/or students in Development and/or Humanitarian affairs.

Course aim and objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

TEACH AND TRAIN THEIR PEERS

  • Understand and learn about basic adult learning principles
  • Learn how to design a learning event, defining key contents and setting objectives
  • Learn training methods and techniques
  • Teach their peers on the four Sphere thematics: WASH, Shelter; Settlement and NFI; Food security & Nutrition; Health

HISTORY AND FOUNDING PRINCIPLES

  • Understand the history, founding principles and evolution of the Sphere Project
  • Review the concepts of a “Rights based approach” and how Sphere – and others – contributed to their development
  • Discuss why Sphere is important to Canada

INSTRUMENTS SUPPORTING SPHERE

  • Understand the Humanitarian Charter
  • Recall the Code of Conduct principles in their practise
  • Explain how the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) try to summarize all previous humanitarian norms and standards
  • Understand how Sphere Protection Principles support the Sphere approach

SPHERE HANDBOOK STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES

  • Understand how the Sphere standards apply throughout the programme cycle
  • Explain how vulnerabilities and capacities require special attention
  • Assess how the operational setting affects the implementation of standards
  • Review Standards, Key actions, Key indicators and Guidance notes in: WASH, Food security and Nutrition, Shelter and Settlement, & Health
  • Feel at ease to develop humanitarian programming that rely on Sphere principles and standards

Pre-requisites for participants

  • Good understanding of current humanitarian issues as field or HQ practitioners
  • Acquisition of the Sphere Handbook 2018 edition
  • Pre reading of the Humanitarian Charter, Code of Conduct and Core Humanitarian Standards

Training contents

  • Review of the History, founding principles and raison d’être of Sphere
  • Understand the importance of a Rights based approach
  • Revise the key instruments which are the Humanitarian Charter, the Code of Conduct, the Protection principles
  • Understand how Sphere supports a Humanitarian Project Cycle
  • Review how the Sphere Handbook presents Key Standards, Action and Guidance Notes
  • Learn how to train and teach adults, facilitate trainings sessions, design learning content
  • Organize group presentations for their peers on specific Sphere thematic chapters

How to register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sphere-training-of-trainers-ottawa-registrati...

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Humanitarian operations: environmental health & logistics

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:09:14 +0000

Organization: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Registration deadline: 26 Mar 2020
Starting date: 30 Mar 2020
Ending date: 09 Apr 2020

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the principal technical challenges encountered in supporting emergency humanitarian operations. It aims to enable students to adopt a reasoned and evidence-based approach to anticipating and identifying the technical challenges and to develop and evaluate strategies for their management.

3 good reasons to study

  1. The humanitarian sector needs many skills, not just medical, and this course explores the variety of skills needed
  2. This course is suitable for water and sanitation technical specialists, logisticians, security specialists, project co-ordinators, contractors, etc..., the list is endless - all of whom are widely needed in this sector
  3. The course provides a valuable gateway to understanding the humanitarian sector.

Course Outline
Logistics, infrastructure and communication:

  • planning and managing the logistics chain of specification, ordering and procurement, transport, storage and distribution
  • tools for financial management and control
  • managing human resources for logistics and technical activities
  • contracts for staff, property and procurement
  • field communication equipment and their importance for security
  • logistics support of immunization programmes
  • provision and maintenance of accommodation and utilities

Environmental Health, Water and Sanitation:

  • common environmental and public health hazards
  • environmental health planning and management in emergencies
  • minimum standards for the delivery of relief in the environmental health sector
  • planning and managing effective sanitation programmes
  • planning, sourcing, treating and supplying water in emergencies
  • hygiene-promotion
  • key indicators for monitoring environmental health programs
  • environmental risk factors for vector-borne diseases in emergency situations
  • strategies for controlling vector-borne diseases

How to register:

Applications are online - https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/humanitarian-operations-environmental-health-logistics

Please select the "Apply" tab and follow the instructions

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World: Qualitative Research in Global Health

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:06:39 +0000

Organization: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country: World
Registration deadline: 27 Feb 2020
Starting date: 24 Feb 2020
Ending date: 22 May 2020

This is an Online / Part-Time, Masters level 20 credit module available for continuing professional development. This module forms part of our MSc Global Health.

Expectation - 12 hours per week

The online programme will develop your ‘deeper’ understanding of key concepts in qualitative research, so you can critically appraise qualitative research and have the skills to conduct and commission qualitative research in various health contexts.

This introduces you to the theoretical and practical aspects of qualitative approaches in various global health topics. You will learn the practical aspects of qualitative research, including theoretical approaches, selection of research topic, methods (interviews, ethnography, observations etc.), ethics, data collection, transcribing, data analysis, presentation and communication of results to diverse audiences. You will critically discuss, with examples the contextual and contested nature of research ethics and the importance of being a reflexive practitioner.

Topics such as critical review, quality, rigour and trustworthiness will be covered. The programme will be taught using student-centred, problem-solving online approaches, including virtual classrooms, recorded lectures, discussion boards, videos, and peer assessments. You will also have the experience of learning from world class qualitative research conducted by LSTM academics.

Topics will include:

  • Qualitative research and epistemological ‘roots’;
  • Culture;
  • Positionality;
  • Reflexivity;
  • Ethics;
  • Sampling strategies;
  • Interviews (individual, groups);
  • Ethnography;
  • Data analysis;
  • Transcribing;
  • Critical appraisal of qualitative research;
  • Use of technologies in qualitative research

This course aims to:

  • Undertake research using an appropriate qualitative methodology, including the critical analysis and interpretation of qualitative data
  • Critically review ethical principles and issues in qualitative research
  • Critically appraise qualitative research evidence
  • Critically reflect on the ‘self’ in the qualitative research processes

How to register:

Click Apply on our webpage - https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/qualitative-research-in-global-heal... and follow on screen instructions.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Health Promotion

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:04:42 +0000

Organization: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Registration deadline: 21 Feb 2020
Starting date: 24 Feb 2020
Ending date: 06 Mar 2020

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/health-promotion

3 good reasons to study

  1. Increasingly, public health activity in low-income and middle-income settings revolves around working in partnership with a wide range of individuals and organisations, and reorienting services so that they improve and promote good health.
  2. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to take a leadership role in the development of partnerships, to improve pubic health.
  3. Health promotion knowledge and skills are in short supply, and the learning from this course will enhance your career prospects.

This course explores the development of health promotion theory. It provides you with an in-depth perspective on the practical application of some of the more recent developments and health promotion skills in a low income country setting. There will be emphasis on developing a critical understanding of the risk factors and strategies for the prevention of non-communicable diseases.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to health promotion and the historical development of the concept with reference to the Declaration of Primary Health Care at Alma-Ata, WHO targets for Health for All, the Ottawa Charter (1986) and key developments from subsequent global conferences
  • The difference between health and health care and a review of the prerequisites for health as a resource for living
  • The concept of healthy public policy based on the wider determinants of health
  • The evolution of health promotion theory and practice from early behaviour change to some more modern developments such as social marketing and nudge theory
  • The importance of independence and advocacy as a public health professional responsibility
  • The paradox created by adopting a medical model of health to determine health promotion priorities and needs
  • Prioritisation of need and tensions linked to resource allocation for prevention, particularly of non-communicable diseases
  • Concepts of risk and risk communication in practice
  • Review of case studies and the use of mass media campaigns
  • High risk versus population approaches to health promotion
  • Social marketing concepts, successes and challenges
  • Exploration of specific national health promotion campaigns, with a review of the evidence base, successes and challenges
  • Important issues in the monitoring and evaluation of health promotion

How to register:

Applications are all online - https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/health-promotion - just press the apply button and follow the onscreen instructions.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: MEDIA, POLICY & ADVOCACY IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:03:20 +0000

Organization: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Registration deadline: 26 Mar 2020
Starting date: 30 Mar 2020
Ending date: 09 Apr 2020

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/media-policy-advocacy-in-humanitarian-action

3 good reasons to study

  1. This exciting course examines the relationship between media and political power, and ensures that you will never again view the media, including social media, in the same way.
  2. You will have the opportunity to practice filmed media presentations under the guidance of a leading humanitarian field expert.
  3. By regularly conveying information to important audiences, from the general public to government and international decision makers, the media plays a large role in shaping public debate.

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of political debates regarding Western humanitarianism and issues pertaining to media and aid delivery, policy and advocacy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the politics of aid delivery and humanitarian action
  • Discuss practical issues pertaining to media management during humanitarian responses
  • Critically review the theories of media-state relations and the factors that affect media coverage of humanitarian crises
  • Discuss the geopolitics of humanitarian action

Course Outline

  • Realist and Liberal perspectives on humanitarian intervention.
  • Media and war
  • Rwandan Genocide
  • Humanitarian crisis and US intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq; dealing with humanitarian crisis during wars of national interest.
  • Politics and Media Power relations including manufacturing consent, indexing, and political contest media
  • Aljazeera
  • Fox News
  • Media-state-aid agency interactions
  • Empathy, distance, superficiality, negativity and ethnocentric framing of developing country crises
  • Media and foreign policy: the CNN effect, types of media effect and scope of media impact
  • The limits of the CNN effect and humanitarian action including conflict prevention, and post-conflict peace building
  • Media management during humanitarian crises
  • Advocacy strategies

How to register:

Applications are online through our website - https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/media-policy-advocacy-in-humanitarian-action

Please click the "Apply" button and follow the instructions

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Quality Improvements in Maternal & Newborn Health

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:58:15 +0000

Organization: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Registration deadline: 13 Mar 2020
Starting date: 16 Mar 2020
Ending date: 27 Mar 2020

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/quality-improvements-in-maternal-newborn-health

3 good reasons to study

  1. 289,000 women die annually during pregnancy, childbirth, or within six weeks of delivery, with developing regions accounting for 99% of these deaths.
  2. Quality Improvement Skills are vital for leaders to move off from the status quo and be a real asset to their employment setting and beyond.
  3. You will consider the bigger picture of maternal and newborn health, and where you can best make your contribution.

Programme Introduction

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts of quality of care in maternal and newborn health. Students will learn the importance of improving the quality of MNH care and services, how to assess quality, reflect critically on their own area of practice and role in quality improvement and appreciate how research and audit differ and how they are related. Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate that they have the skills, knowledge and understanding to introduce and use quality improvement methods for MNH services, notably:

    • setting of standards
    • carrying out maternal death reviews
    • perinatal death reviews
    • criteria-based clinical audits.
  • Explain the importance of quality improvement in MNH

  • Identify specific developments within their own area of practice and consider how the interventions were evaluated.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to quality of care in MNH services
  • Multi dimensional aspects of quality
  • How to improve quality of MNH care?
  • Approaches: QI committee, champions, behaviour change
  • Quality of care methods in MNH; maternal death audit, perinatal death audit, setting standards, criterion based audit
  • Introduction to tools using in QI: client exit interview, FGD, IDI, observation, patient complaints and incidents
  • Maternal death reviews
  • Classification of maternal death
  • Perinatal death reviews
  • Developing tools for maternal and perinatal death reviews
  • Criteria based audit
  • Development of performance standards for Emergency Obstetric care and Newborn Care
  • Indicators for monitoring and evaluating progress in Quality of Care

How to register:

Please visit our course page, click the APPLY button and follow the onscreen instructions

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/quality-improvements-in-maternal-newborn-health

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: MSc Humanitarian Studies

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 04:38:16 +0000

Organization: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Registration deadline: 23 Sep 2020
Starting date: 14 Sep 2020
Ending date: 13 Sep 2021

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/humanitarian-studies

3 good reasons to study

  1. It is the longest established humanitarian studies programme in the UK, preparing you for many aspects of careers in the fields of humanitarian and development work. You will choose from a wide number of modules including media and advocacy, health in emergencies, logistics and water and sanitation.
  2. It offers a wonderful and unique opportunity to do research for your dissertation abroad whilst working with key organisations in the field to provide career experience.
  3. LSTM is filled with students from all over the world that you can learn with and from, offering the chance of new international friendships, as well as networking opportunities with staff and NGO's.

Programme Outline

On the programme, you will review historical and current policies and practice in humanitarian assistance, and analyse the effects of war, natural disasters, and the international economy on social dislocation, health and wellbeing. You will also investigate the evidence base for current operational guidelines, and explore novel approaches in responding to the challenges of today’s humanitarian problems.

The course is responding to the need for a professional, integrated, accountable, and ethical approach to humanitarian interventions, in which humanitarian workers are often called upon to operate in environments where demands extend beyond conventional professional boundaries.

Students can study regional and country case studies in-depth, and have a choice of modules that address specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. Participants also have an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special interest indicated by client NGOs, international organisations, or national ministries.

The programme is offered within a dynamic research-led environment and its content is informed by the cutting-edge research activities of the academic staff. It is designed to enable the professional development of the student, to be relevant to students from both the UK and overseas, and to promote approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue their learning into the future.

" It is a great step to getting into the humanitarian sector since most other degrees of this type focus on 'development' rather than humanitarian assistance. It provides a good springboard for getting out into the field and applying the skills you have learned from the course. " (Jonathan Whittall)

Learning Outcomes

  • Provide experienced humanitarian workers with a deeper understanding of the political economy of humanitarian emergencies including the internally displaced, refugees and migrants: the historical context; regional and country case studies; the effect of war and natural disasters and the international economy on social dislocation, health and wellbeing
  • Provide an interdisciplinary forum in which participants from a variety of professional backgrounds (e.g. health, political and social sciences, engineering, agriculture, development, international humanitarian law, human rights, administration and media) can review critically and debate key issues of mutual interest
  • Give participants an opportunity to conduct an independent in-depth research study of a specialist aspect of humanitarian interventions in the field
  • Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles in humanitarian interventions
  • Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research
  • Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future

How to register:

Please visit our course page, click the APPLY button and follow the onscreen instructions

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/humanitarian-studies

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Statistical Methods of Epidemiological & Clinical Research

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 04:34:21 +0000

Organization: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Registration deadline: 13 Mar 2020
Starting date: 16 Mar 2020
Ending date: 27 Mar 2020

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/statistical-methods-for-epidemiological-and-clinical-research

3 good reasons to study

  1. Statistics lies at the heart of most epidemiological and medical research, enabling us to identify disease risk factors, effective drug treatments and make generalisations with accuracy and confidence.
  2. In this course, you will be given access to a large dataset that mimics the inhabitants of a fictitious community in a tropical country, and will be asked to design projects to address a series of research questions relating to tropical health issues.
  3. Our emphasis on developing skills and practical experience, from designing analyses, performing tests, and looking critically at statistics, will help build your confidence in dealing with numeric data to enhance your employability.

Programme Introduction

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of standard quantitative statistical methods used to evaluate epidemiological studies and clinical trials involving humans. It develops the ability of students to design, critically analyse, interpret and report the findings of a research project in a health related topic, primarily using methodologies appropriate for health surveys and observational cohort/case-control studies, but will also examine methodologies relevant for (randomised controlled) clinical trials.

Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Summarise the results of statistical analyses in a report format suitable for a non-mathematical readership
  • Identify appropriate experimental design methodologies for carrying out health surveys, observational epidemiological studies (primarily cohort and case-control design studies) and interventional clinical trials involving human participants
  • Critically evaluate and interpret the statistical analyses of data from health surveys, epidemiological studies and interventional clinical trials
  • Identify and execute appropriate statistical methods for summarising data collected in health surveys, epidemiological studies and interventional clinical trials, using both conventional significance testing approaches and more contemporary effect size/confidence intervals concepts

Training Methodology

We will concentrate on the practical application of different experimental design strategies and on the interpretation of the results of statistical analysis methodologies, rather than on any detailed description of the mathematical derivations of these methods. Most emphasis will be given to methodologies relevant to epidemiological research.

You will be given access to a large data set, mimicing the inhabitants of a large (fictitious) community in a tropical country. Students will be required (either individually or in pairs depending on the number and background of the students who attend) to:

(a) design projects to address a series of research questions relating to (tropical) health issues in humans (b) select an appropriate number of individuals from the data set to mimic the conduct of each study design (c) apply appropriate statistical methods to evaluate the data sets drawn using standard statistical computer packages such as EpiInfo, SPSS and R.

The course will be taught intensively over 10 teaching sessions. Two further sessions are offered and will be dedicated for the students to produce the written assignment that constitutes the assessment. The number of contact hours is high relative to other LSTM modules so that students have access to staff support whilst completing the exercises.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Overview of design issues for the conduct of health surveys, including the development of sampling frames, selection of (random / representative) samples, stratification, bias, confounding, data management and survery size estimation.
  • You will then be required to design a survey to address a set health-related research question, and then to select a (unique to them) sample of individuals from the large (imaginary community) data set mimicking the conduct of the survey they have designed.

Day 2

  • Overview of the basic statistical methods commonly used to evaluate health surveys, concentrating on data summary methods and evaluation of error / uncertainty; statistical methods used to adjust paramater estimates for confounding factors and clustering / stratification effects will be considered.
  • You will then be required to carry out a simple statistical analysis of the data selected - teaching staff will be available at all times to help with practical problems encountered. The session will end with a feedback session to compare the results obtained from each student's sample - this feedback will concentrate primarily on the issues relating to the fact that each student will obtain a (slightly) different result even though they will all be addressing the same question, and how this apparent paradox can be resolved.

Day 3

  • Overview of design issues for the conduct of observational epidemiological studies, concentrating primarily on cohort and case-control study designs. Students will be provided with a research question unrelated to the module data set and, as a class exercise, asked to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of addressing this question using a cohort design and then using a case-control design. This discussion will be directed at practical issues such as subject selection, bias, confounding and data management.
  • You will then be given a second research question linked to the module data set and will be required to write a short essay (not assessed) outlining how they would use the data set to address this research question using (a) a cohort study design and (b) a case-control study design, again outlining the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

Day 4

  • Overview of the statistical methods used to estimate the sample size / statistical power of cohort and case-control studies.
  • You will then be required to calculate the sample sizes needed for the cohort and case-control studies they designed based on the module data set in session 3 and to draw appropriate samples from the data set. The session will conclude with an overview of the statistical methods used to analyse the data collected in observational cohort and case-control studies.

Days 5 & 6

  • You will perform a statistical analysis of your cohort study data using the methods discussed in Day 4. There will be an extended feedback at the end of Day 6 in which the results obtained by each student will be collated as a class exercise and the range of findings explored to identify reasons for the different results obtained.

Days 7 & 8

  • You will perform a statistical analysis of your case-control study data using the methods discussed in Day 4. There will be an extended feedback at the end of Day 8 in which the results obtained by each student will be collated as a class exercise and the range of findings explored to identify reasons for the different results obtained.

Day 9

  • Overview of design issues for the conduct of interventional randomised controlled trials (RCTs), covering selection of subjects, randomisation, blinding, ethics, sample size / power estimation, etc.
  • You will then be given a research question and will be required to design a RCT to address this question. You will then draw an appropriate sized sample of individuals from the module data set and to appropriately allocate each person selected to receive either a new or a standard intervention. The session will close with a feedback session around the practical issues that would be encountered conducting this study in a real-life tropical situation.

Day 10

  • Overview of the statistical methods used to analyse the data collected in a RCT. Particular attention will be given to concepts such as intention-to-treat and per-protocol analysis methodologies.
  • You will then analyse the primary outcome measure from the data set generated in Day 9. The session will end with a feedback in which the results obtained by each student will be collated as a class exercise and the range of findings explored.

How to register:

Please visit our course page, click the APPLY button and follow the onscreen instructions

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/statistical-methods-for-epidemiological-and-clinical-research

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Statistical Methods of Epidemiological & Clinical Research

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 04:32:54 +0000

Organization: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Registration deadline: 27 Mar 2020
Starting date: 30 Mar 2020
Ending date: 09 Apr 2020

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/statistical-methods-for-epidemiological-and-clinical-research

3 good reasons to study

  1. Statistics lies at the heart of most epidemiological and medical research, enabling us to identify disease risk factors, effective drug treatments and make generalisations with accuracy and confidence.
  2. In this course, you will be given access to a large dataset that mimics the inhabitants of a fictitious community in a tropical country, and will be asked to design projects to address a series of research questions relating to tropical health issues.
  3. Our emphasis on developing skills and practical experience, from designing analyses, performing tests, and looking critically at statistics, will help build your confidence in dealing with numeric data to enhance your employability.

Programme Introduction

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of standard quantitative statistical methods used to evaluate epidemiological studies and clinical trials involving humans. It develops the ability of students to design, critically analyse, interpret and report the findings of a research project in a health related topic, primarily using methodologies appropriate for health surveys and observational cohort/case-control studies, but will also examine methodologies relevant for (randomised controlled) clinical trials.

Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Summarise the results of statistical analyses in a report format suitable for a non-mathematical readership
  • Identify appropriate experimental design methodologies for carrying out health surveys, observational epidemiological studies (primarily cohort and case-control design studies) and interventional clinical trials involving human participants
  • Critically evaluate and interpret the statistical analyses of data from health surveys, epidemiological studies and interventional clinical trials
  • Identify and execute appropriate statistical methods for summarising data collected in health surveys, epidemiological studies and interventional clinical trials, using both conventional significance testing approaches and more contemporary effect size/confidence intervals concepts

Training Methodology

We will concentrate on the practical application of different experimental design strategies and on the interpretation of the results of statistical analysis methodologies, rather than on any detailed description of the mathematical derivations of these methods. Most emphasis will be given to methodologies relevant to epidemiological research.

You will be given access to a large data set, mimicing the inhabitants of a large (fictitious) community in a tropical country. Students will be required (either individually or in pairs depending on the number and background of the students who attend) to:

(a) design projects to address a series of research questions relating to (tropical) health issues in humans (b) select an appropriate number of individuals from the data set to mimic the conduct of each study design (c) apply appropriate statistical methods to evaluate the data sets drawn using standard statistical computer packages such as EpiInfo, SPSS and R.

The course will be taught intensively over 10 teaching sessions. Two further sessions are offered and will be dedicated for the students to produce the written assignment that constitutes the assessment. The number of contact hours is high relative to other LSTM modules so that students have access to staff support whilst completing the exercises.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Overview of design issues for the conduct of health surveys, including the development of sampling frames, selection of (random / representative) samples, stratification, bias, confounding, data management and survery size estimation.
  • You will then be required to design a survey to address a set health-related research question, and then to select a (unique to them) sample of individuals from the large (imaginary community) data set mimicking the conduct of the survey they have designed.

Day 2

  • Overview of the basic statistical methods commonly used to evaluate health surveys, concentrating on data summary methods and evaluation of error / uncertainty; statistical methods used to adjust paramater estimates for confounding factors and clustering / stratification effects will be considered.
  • You will then be required to carry out a simple statistical analysis of the data selected - teaching staff will be available at all times to help with practical problems encountered. The session will end with a feedback session to compare the results obtained from each student's sample - this feedback will concentrate primarily on the issues relating to the fact that each student will obtain a (slightly) different result even though they will all be addressing the same question, and how this apparent paradox can be resolved.

Day 3

  • Overview of design issues for the conduct of observational epidemiological studies, concentrating primarily on cohort and case-control study designs. Students will be provided with a research question unrelated to the module data set and, as a class exercise, asked to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of addressing this question using a cohort design and then using a case-control design. This discussion will be directed at practical issues such as subject selection, bias, confounding and data management.
  • You will then be given a second research question linked to the module data set and will be required to write a short essay (not assessed) outlining how they would use the data set to address this research question using (a) a cohort study design and (b) a case-control study design, again outlining the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

Day 4

  • Overview of the statistical methods used to estimate the sample size / statistical power of cohort and case-control studies.
  • You will then be required to calculate the sample sizes needed for the cohort and case-control studies they designed based on the module data set in session 3 and to draw appropriate samples from the data set. The session will conclude with an overview of the statistical methods used to analyse the data collected in observational cohort and case-control studies.

Days 5 & 6

  • You will perform a statistical analysis of your cohort study data using the methods discussed in Day 4. There will be an extended feedback at the end of Day 6 in which the results obtained by each student will be collated as a class exercise and the range of findings explored to identify reasons for the different results obtained.

Days 7 & 8

  • You will perform a statistical analysis of your case-control study data using the methods discussed in Day 4. There will be an extended feedback at the end of Day 8 in which the results obtained by each student will be collated as a class exercise and the range of findings explored to identify reasons for the different results obtained.

Day 9

  • Overview of design issues for the conduct of interventional randomised controlled trials (RCTs), covering selection of subjects, randomisation, blinding, ethics, sample size / power estimation, etc.
  • You will then be given a research question and will be required to design a RCT to address this question. You will then draw an appropriate sized sample of individuals from the module data set and to appropriately allocate each person selected to receive either a new or a standard intervention. The session will close with a feedback session around the practical issues that would be encountered conducting this study in a real-life tropical situation.

Day 10

  • Overview of the statistical methods used to analyse the data collected in a RCT. Particular attention will be given to concepts such as intention-to-treat and per-protocol analysis methodologies.
  • You will then analyse the primary outcome measure from the data set generated in Day 9. The session will end with a feedback in which the results obtained by each student will be collated as a class exercise and the range of findings explored.

How to register:

Please visit our course page, click the APPLY button and follow the onscreen instructions

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/statistical-methods-for-epidemiological-and-clinical-research

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Management of Refugees & Displaced Populations

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 04:15:01 +0000

Organization: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Registration deadline: 13 Mar 2020
Starting date: 16 Mar 2020
Ending date: 27 Mar 2020

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/management-of-refugee-displaced-populations

3 good reasons to study

  1. Political turbulence in many regions of the world has increased the number of displaced people fleeing complex emergencies and disasters, and they often end up in large camps where environmental health measures are insufficient.
  2. You will be taught by staff who are at the forefront of teaching and research in the humanitarian sector.
  3. No longer the realm of resource-poor settings, skills learnt on this course are useful for many fields such as medicine, social care, local government, public health and NGO / Humanitarian work.

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and critical understanding needed to adopt an evidence-based and reasoned approach to strategic planning, needs assessment and management of refugee and displaced populations across the spectrum from emergency relief to sustainable development

Learning Outcomes

  • Use appropriate evidence-based approaches for mobilising & managing human and financial resources
  • Describe security threats and make recommendations for self-care of humanitarian actors
  • Critically analyse the emergency vs development divide
  • Critically analyse strategies for managing and co-ordinating refugees / IDPs in a variety of settings

Course Outline

Managing Responses to Displacement

  • the key elements of a relief programme
  • managing and co-ordinating refugees / IDPs in a variety of settings
  • importance of coordination and good leadership in management of resources and constraints
  • project cycle management and the systems model in planning a relief operation.
  • logistics, communications, and operational safety
  • team building and motivation
  • cross-cultural communication and community participation
  • vulnerable groups in refugee and displaced populations

Mobilising & Managing Human and Financial Resources

  • human resources in relief operations
  • project proposals and logframes
  • fundraising for humanitarian programmes
  • principles of good financial management in humanitarian operations

Security & Self Care of Humanitarian Actors

  • security awareness among field staff.
  • risks to personal health and methods of risk reduction
  • psychological self-care for humanitarian workers

Impact of Humanitarian Action

  • rationale for and principle methods of evaluation
  • application of humanitarian principles and standards to evaluation

Emergency vs Development Divide

  • long-term solutions for refugees and internally displaced persons.
  • exit strategies in humanitarian assistance programmes
  • micro and macro-economic stabilization
  • management of the transition to sustainable development

How to register:

To register - please click the apply button and complete the online form
https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/management-of-refugee-displaced-populations

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Diploma in Tropical Nursing

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 04:13:42 +0000

Organization: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Registration deadline: 30 Apr 2020
Starting date: 04 May 2020
Ending date: 23 May 2020

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/diploma-in-tropical-nursing

3 good reasons to study

  1. The DTN is recommended by key NGO's, such as MSF, as an entry-level requirement for nursing work overseas, and therefore opens up job opportunities.
  2. The course provides professional development opportunities, networking with nurses from all over the world and form effective connections.
  3. This course is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing.

Programme Introduction

This 3-week intensive programme is designed for nurses and midwives who intend to work in developing countries. The course will provide a wide knowledge base, incorporating laboratory work, clinical aspects of infectious diseases, child health, sexual health, neglected tropical diseases, non-communicable diseases as well as professional topics such as leading change, governance and ethics.

"Fantastic wealth of knowledge displayed by all the lecturers and clinicians, without exception."

The programme aims to:

  • Equip you with knowledge and practical skills relevant to nursing in the tropics
  • Produce graduates who are informed and effective professionals
  • Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by up-to-date knowledge and current best practice •Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future

"Useful: The course immediately validated its worth"

Who Should Attend

This Diploma course is available to registered nurses and midwives. It is recommended that you have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience. The programme is taught in English.

Course Outline

Day 1 Welcome Day and Course Introduction

Day 2 Public Health in the Tropics

Day 3 Public Health, Nursing & Community

Day 4 Parasites

Day 5 Sexual & Reproductive Health

Day 6 Humanitarian Emergencies / Refugee Health

Day 7 International Child Health

Day 8 Child Health & Malnutrition

Day 9 Laboratory Testing

Day 10 Laboratory Testing

Day 11 Management, Managing Re-sources & Leading Change

Day 12 TB & HIV

Day 13 Neglected Tropical Diseases

Day 14 General Review of course

Day 15 Examinations & Evaluation

A Complete Learning Package The delivery includes a range of formal lectures, a hands-on laboratory sessions, and group work.

The DTN begins with a 2 week period of self-study before commencing an intensive, three week taught element. It concludes with a 3 week assessment period supported by on-line tutoring. This format of concentrated contact time combined with flexible self-study makes the programme accessible to participants concurrently engaged in professional practice.

Assessment

The assessments are designed to encourage participants to develop their clinical knowledge as well as a range of practical-nursing skills (e.g. using lab-based techniques for diagnosis and the basic nursing care of a patient with a particular disease or health problem).


How to register:

Please press the APPLY button and follow onscreen instructions

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/diploma-in-tropical-nursing

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Child nutrition

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 03:23:45 +0000

Organization: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Registration deadline: 27 Mar 2020
Starting date: 30 Mar 2020
Ending date: 09 Apr 2020

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of nutrition as central to clinical and preventive paediatrics and child health. An evidence-based approach is taken to explain the main priorities in applied nutrition relevant to low resource settings in the context of both hospital and community settings.

Nutrition and health in the context of the mother and child:

  • How maternal nutritional status affects the foetus, newborn baby and infant
  • Focus on issues related to fetal growth, breast milk and breast feeding and how changes in maternal behaviour can benefit or adversely affect her child
  • Maternal anaemia (and its related nutritional causes) and maternal dietary practices in relation to recommended dietary allowances
  • Importance of maternal nutrition for child health
  • Nutritional intervention strategies

Assessment of nutritional status:

  • Frequently used definitions and how these are derived and applied in nutritional assessment
  • Data will be presented for analysis with reference to growth monitoring practices
  • Biochemical assessment of malnutrition, with evaluation on how these components relate to current theories on the pathogenesis of malnutrition in children
  • Vitamin deficiencies and bone mineralisation, folate metabolism, and protein-energy malnutrition
  • Methodologies related to dietary assessments

Aetiology and prevention of malnutrition in children:

  • Causative factors and preventive strategies relevant to the problem of malnutrition in children
  • Feeding practices including breast feeding, complementary feeding and over-nutrition
  • Synthesising components into a practical model for designing and implementing nutrition interventions
  • Sociological and medical approaches to understanding community nutritional status

Diagnosis and management of severe malnutrition:

  • Clinical diagnosis of severe acute malnutrition is central for effective treatment, within the framework of the WHO Training Manual

How to register:

Applications are online through our website - https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/child-nutrition

Follow the "Apply" button and complete the information.

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