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Advanced Modules in International Health

Important Notice: Despite the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, we currently expect that our educational program and our Advanced Modules 2021 will take place via face-to-face courses as planned. Nonetheless, in case of any unforseen changes, we will inform all applicants, students and participants in due time and make changes to the format of our educational program accordingly.

The Teaching and Training Unit at the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, together with the CIHLMU, is offering advanced training courses to students in the field of International and Global Health.

In addition to the Advanced Modules offered by the CIHLMU, the tropEd network currently offers over 160 different courses on various International and Global Health related topics.

To register for one or multiple Advanced Modules, please complete our registration form and send it by email including proof of English language proficiency and proof of enrolment from TropEd institution (if applicable).

Registration period: 1 December 2020 until 2 weeks prior the start of the respective module!

Modules currently offered:

Academic Teacher Training for Health Professions

This course has been accredited by tropEd Network for Higher Education Institutions in International Health.

Next Dates: 22.-26.02.2021 with a Kick Off Event on 13.02.2021

Registration Deadline: 01.02.2021

Course credits: 3 ECTS

Costs: EUR 600

 Content:

  • Teaching and feedback techniques and skills
  • Assessment theory and techniques
  • Problem-based learning
  • Curricula development methods

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the module, the participants will be able to:

  • develop a clinical trial protocol (incl. formulation of research question and primary study objectives; identifying a suitable study design; statistical considerations, etc.)
  • design a Case Report Form (CRF) to demonstrate understanding of Clinical Data Management
  • to discuss the elements of the clinical trial life cycle and its management (e.g. regulatory and ethical frameworks, timelines and milestones, project execution, quality management tracking and controlling)
  • distinguish different study designs in clinical research (observational, e.g. descriptive, cross-sectional etc., vs. experimental studies, e.g. trial)
  • infer ways to utilize clinical trial findings (e.g. for policy development)

Location:

Online by CIH LMU Munich, Germany

Applied Clinical Research

This course has been accredited by tropEd Network for Higher Education Institutions in International Health.

Next Dates: 01. – 05.02.2021

Registration Deadline: 18.01.2021

Course credits: 3 ECTS

Costs: EUR 600

Content:

  • Clinical studies designs and fundamentals of data analysis
  • Protocol development
  • Case report form (CRF) development
  • Study management
  • Study outcomes and impact

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the module, the participants will be able to:

  • develop a clinical trial protocol (incl. formulation of research question and primary study objectives; identifying a suitable study design; statistical considerations, etc.)
  • design a Case Report Form (CRF) to demonstrate understanding of Clinical Data Management
  • to discuss the elements of the clinical trial life cycle and its management (e.g. regulatory and ethical frameworks, timelines and milestones, project execution, quality management tracking and controlling)
  • distinguish different study designs in clinical research (observational, e.g. descriptive, cross-sectional etc., vs. experimental studies, e.g. trial)
  • infer ways to utilize clinical trial findings (e.g. for policy development)

Location:

Munich, Germany

Climate Change and Health - A Case for Transformation

New title: Climate Change and Health: Initiating and Leading Transformational Change

This course has been accredited by tropEd Network for Higher Education Institutions in International Health.

Next Dates: 06. - 07.03.2021; 22. - 23.03.2021; 16.04.2021

Registration Deadline: 19.02.2021

Course credits: 3 ECTS

Costs: EUR 600

Content:

  • introduction to climate science and climate change
  • associations between climate change and human health, presentation of observed and projected health impacts (beneficial and adverse effects) and discussion of selected examples
  • concepts of climate change health adaptation and climate change mitigation, incl. economics of adaptation and mitigation and health co-benefits of climate change mitigation in the health sector and in other sectors (e.g. urban planning, food production and nutrition, transport)
  • current status of climate change mitigation and health adaptation on institutional, city, country and global level
  •  frameworks of climate change, the health aspects of the SDG framework and planetary health with focus on interlinkages and synergies
  • transformational change concepts and examples in different sectors
  • concept of becoming a change agent, including examples and the opportunity to practice
  • first steps in designing and co-creating a transformational change agenda


Learning objectives:

At the end of the module, the participants will be able to:

  • recognize the basic mechanisms of climate change and explain its main drivers and observed and projected consequences
  • illustrate observed and projected health impacts of climate change, present the concept of health adaptation measures and give examples
  • explain health co-benefits of climate change mitigation measures in other sectors and give examples
  • associate the health aspect of climate change with international climate change frameworks and agreements and with the wider sustainable development and planetary health agenda
  • argue for the need of transformational change in the context of climate change & health and use new methods for creating a transformational case/agenda
  • identify the case for transformation to advocate for the climate change & health agenda and co-create a transformational agenda in a concrete local context/institution, jointly with key stakeholders


Location:
Munich, Germany

Mental Health in Low- and Middle-Income-Settings

This course has been accredited by tropEd Network for Higher Education Institutions in International Health.

Next Dates: 15. – 19.03.2021

Registration Deadline: 01.03.2021

Course credits: 3 ECTS

Costs: EUR 600

 Content:

  • Sociocultural concepts of mental health globally and in low and middle income settings
  • Global history of mental health care
  • Classifications in mental health
  • Mental health care provision
  • Trauma and associated disorders management
  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Depression and psychotic disorders
  • Mental health in children and adolescents
  • Designing a theoretical basic mental health care provision package
  • Ethics and legal aspects in mental health care

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the module, the participants will be able to:

  • Discuss epidemiology and concepts of mental health in different settings
  • Define frequently seen neuropsychiatric disorders and apply corresponding treatment options
  • Appraise ethical considerations regarding mental health
  • Distinguish core aspects of mental health care planning

Location:

Munich, Germany

Current laboratory techniques in infectious diseases

New title: Current laboratory techniques in infectious diseases: Molecular detection and cloning of pathogens and Parasitology Next Dates

This course has been accredited by tropEd Network for Higher Education Institutions in International Health.

Next Dates: TBA

Registration Deadline: TBA

Course credits: 3 ECTS

Costs: EUR 600

 Content:

  • Different Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) formats and techniques
  • Molecular cloning techniques
  • Parasitology lifecycle based methods (Schistosomiasis)

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the module, the participants will be able to:

  • Design laboratory settings for their own research projects
  • Apply the basics of molecular cloning as a specific breakout-technique of molecular diagnosis
  • Apply the value of basic microscopical and immunological research methods in an experimental animal model
  • Apply, analyze and evaluate up-to-date laboratory methods and techniques in the field of direct diagnosis of infectious diseases
  • Appraise requirements for working in a S2-laboratory

Location:

Munich, Germany

Introduction to Health Geographic Information System (GIS)

This course has been accredited by tropEd Network for Higher Education Institutions in International Health.

Next Dates: 01. – 05.03.2021

Registration Deadline: 15.02.2021

Course credits: 3 ECTS

Costs: EUR 600

 Content:

  • Theoretical background on concepts of health geography and spatial epidemiology
  • Use of GISs in epidemiology and health care
  • Selected quantitative methods used in health geography and spatial epidemiology
  • Presentation of spatial distribution of diseases, health determinants, and geographical aspects of health care
  • Processing and analysis of self-collected data into a GIS

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the module, the participants will be able to:

  • Critically discuss the relationship between health and geography
  • Explain spatial disparities in health
  • Apply GPS methods to create maps on health indicators in a given environment
  • Apply basic functions of a geographic information system (GIS) for spatial distribution and analysis in epidemiology
  • Discuss underlying problems of the analysis with spatial data

Location:

Munich, Germany

Public Health Systems – Challenges and Opportunities: The Case of Nepal

This course has been accredited by tropEd Network for Higher Education Institutions in International Health.

Next Dates: TBA

Registration Deadline: TBA

Course credits: 3 ECTS

Costs: EUR 600

 Content:

  • An overview of the Public Health delivery system in Nepal
  • Comparison of health care systems in different resource settings
  • Health related challenges from supply side and demand side
  • Public health interventions to address health problems
  • Socio-cultural determinants of health care seeking behaviour in Nepal

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the module, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe health care delivery system in Nepal and major sources of health information
  • Explain major health problems including challenges and opportunities
  • Identify socio-cultural aspects of care seeking, service delivery and health behaviors
  • Identify innovations and initiatives to address health problems from supply side and demand side
  • Assess and discuss possible health system solutions in a resource constrained system

Location:

Patan Academy, Nepal

Course Coordinators in Nepal:

Dr. Deepak Paudel – Save the Children (Nepal)
Dr. Kedar Prasad Baral – Department of Community Health Sciences, Patan Academy of Health Sciences (Nepal)

All correspondence (inquiries, organisation and registration) via the CIH course coordination office in Munich, please see contact details below!

Vector Biology in Ghana

This course has been accredited by tropEd Network for Higher Education Institutions in International Health.

Next Dates: 21. – 30.06.2021

Registration Deadline: 07.06.2021

Course credits: 3 ECTS

Costs: EUR 600

 Content:

  • Epidemiology of vector borne disease with special reference to Ghana
  • Selected arthropods of medical importance
  • Basic functional morphology of arthropods of medical importance
  • Vector behavior and disease transmission
  • Mosquito systematics, sampling techniques and larval survey
  • Sampling techniques for vectors other than mosquitoes
  • Vector control and challenges
  • Insecticide resistance and management
  • Methods of evaluation of susceptibility and efficacy of insecticides and control tools
  • Molecular techniques used in mosquito control

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the module, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain the biology and behaviour of mosquitoes and relate it to their control strategies
  • Critically discuss the purpose and role of entomological studies in control of vector-borne diseases
  • Compare the life cycle of selected vectors and relate them to the transmission of diseases
  • Apply a range of specialised technical skills relevant to mosquito control

Location:

Cape Coast, Ghana

Course Coordinator in Ghana:

Dr. Andreas Kudom – University of Cape Coast

All correspondence (inquiries, organisation and registration) via the CIH course coordination office in Munich, please see contact details below!

Contact

Dr. Arlett Heiber or Lisa Hoffäller, M.A.
msc-ih@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

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