E-Learning Courses

Virtual courses can be followed from home. Our e-learning courses are offered through different online platforms and KIT Virtual Grounds. The courses are taught through a combination of live presentations, virtual classroom discussions, group work, and self-paced activities to be done at home. Interaction is very much part of KIT’s teaching methods, so in our e-learning courses we will also ensure a high degree of participation.

Due to COVID-19, a number of short courses in Spring 2020 were temporarily given as e-learning courses so participants could follow them safely from home. Should the situation again not allow for face-to-face learning, we will consider doing this again.

Below you will find our e-learning courses. Please note that due to the corona situation the list may change.

Our e-learning courses

Good epidemiological practice: implementation and analysis of global health studies (GEP-E)

In 2020 this course was exceptionally given as a virtual learning course due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Should in the future the situation not allow for face-to-face learning, we will consider to give this course via e-learning again. All admitted applicants will be informed automatically if anything changes in the set-up of this course.

Over the past decade, two movements have profoundly changed the environment in which global health epidemiologists work: research integrity and research fairness. On one hand, questionable research practices may lead to spurious findings if studies are ill-designed, poorly implemented, inappropriately analysed or selectively reported. On the other hand, local communities, institutions and researchers are too often side-lined from the formulation of research questions, the design and implementation of studies and the dissemination of findings.

Rebuilding Disrupted Health Systems – Developing context-specific strategies for health care policies, implementation and governance (E-learning) (RDHS-E)

This e-learning course strengthens you to address health system challenges in complex emergencies and fragile states. To prepare you for improving these challenging situations we will analyse roles and strategies of key actors, humanitarian aid and politics, and human rights policies. You will thus become able to develop context-specific strategies for rebuilding disrupted health systems.

This course is tropEd accredited. It can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the
Master in International Health programme.

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  • Duration

    12 weeks in total: 10 weeks interactive learning & 2 weeks working on assignment and final exam

  • Location

    Distance-based via KIT Virtual Grounds (virtual learning environment)

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GIS for Global Health

Due to the Corona virus/COVID-19 outbreak this course is exceptionally given as a virtual learning course, so all participants can follow it safely from home.

The explosive availability of open source health data offers new opportunities to analyze and monitor trends in disease. It also opens new pathways to assess how effectively health systems can address these trends. Epidemiologists, health professionals and policymakers increasingly utilize new analytical techniques and software to process and analyze the growing volumes of high resolution health data.

This course trains health professionals with the essential skills to map and analyze routinely collected health data. In this training you will learn what data and methods are used to detect areas of high disease risk and to compare these with geographic patterns of health service delivery.