Short Courses

The short courses are practical, focused and complete in themselves. Most can also be taken as part of the Master in International Health.
Below you will find an overview of our short courses. You can also download our brochure.

The short courses are practical, focused and complete in themselves. Most can also be taken as part of the Master in International Health.

Good epidemiological practice: implementation and analysis of global health studies

Epidemiology is the cornerstone of global health. It shapes policy decisions and evidence-based practice by identifying disease risk factors and preventive healthcare targets. Most epidemiological findings are genuine and make an important contribution to global health, but some findings are obtained from ill-designed, poorly implemented, inappropriately analysed or selectively reported studies.  

Qualitative Methods in Health Systems Research (HSR)

This course focuses on qualitative health systems research. Participants gain experience in each step of the qualitative research process and learn ways to enhance the utilisation of research results.

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

Human Resources for Health (HRH)

This course provides knowledge and skills that health care managers, policy makers and planners need for human resource planning and management. It discusses policies, strategies and practices at a national and workplace level to address health workforce issues.

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

Santé et Droits Sexuels et Reproductifs

Cours en français:
La Santé et les Droits Sexuels et Reproductifs (SDSR) sont une question de santé publique et droits humains.
Ce cours explore les principes clés de la SDSR au travers de différentes thématiques.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV and AIDS (SRHR HIVAIDS)

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in sexual reproductive health policy, including HIV and AIDS, towards more inclusive and rights-based approaches to sexual and reproductive health.

This course is tropEd accredited and is intended for public health professionals looking to elevate their capabilities in sexual and reproductive health. It can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or Master of Public Health programmes.

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.

  • Start date

    30/03/2020

  • 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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Control Strategies for Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases (CCND)

Disease control refers to a broad package of strategies for controlling diseases, from primary prevention, health promotion, and health legislation to screening for early detection, treatment and rehabilitation. This course is designed to help disease control officers retain the strength of their programmes while moving towards more integrated and sector-wide approaches.

This course is TropEd accredited and can be followed as a stand-alone course or as advanced module of the Master in International Health or the Master of Public Health programmes.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: organising effective responses (SRHResp)

In this course, participants examine how to improve access to equitable, quality sexual and Reproductive Health/ HIV and AIDS services with a focus on rights, while improving integration of services as well as voice and participation.

This course is TropEd accredited and can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or the Master of Public Health programmes. It is aimed at senior health managers and professionals working in sexual and public health.

Training for Gender-Responsive Campaigning and Advocacy

A recent learning event on gender in the Strategic Partnerships (“Gender? Whoops!”), co-organized by Partos and WO=MEN, concluded that systematic attention for gender requires strong organisational commitment, sufficient gender capacity, and a  gender focus in the theory of change and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

KIT is offering a new training on Gender-Responsive Campaigning and Advocacy to support consortia members to engender their design of new projects. The training is offered in consultation with Partos and WO=MEN, and it comes in light of the anticipated Ministry of Foreign Affairs(MFA) 2019 “Power of Voices” call for new Strategic Partnerships proposals.

  • Start date

    1/10/2019

  • Duration

    Three weekly, sequential sessions of 4 hours each (13:00-17:00) on 1) Tuesday October 1, 2019 2) Tuesday October 8, 2019 3) Tuesday October 15, 2019

  • Location

    To be decided

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Health Policy and Financing (HP&F)

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics and health financing, taking into account the diverse profit and not for profit systems.

This course is tropEd accredited  and is intended for public health professionals looking to elevate their capabilities in healthcare financing. It can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or Master in Public Health programmes.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Policy, Governance and Financing (SRHR POL)

In this course participants become acquainted with the policy instruments, governance mechanisms and financial structures related to HIV and AIDS. Participants analyse political and institutional structures and their implications for planning and managing responses. They also learn to identify HIV and AIDS-related international agreements, conventions and financial mechanisms, and analyse how these influence national planning and implementation and vice versa. The course focuses on the situation in low and Middle Income Countries.

This course is tropEd accredited and can be followed as a standalone course or as part of the Master in International Health or Master of Public Health programmes. It is aimed at health professionals who are looking for a fuller understanding of the mechanisms behind, and the politics that contribute to, current HIV and AIDS policies and programmes. These can be medically qualified doctors and nurses, or those working in the public health sector.

Using GIS for Global Health

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 policy makers 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.

Analysing Disrupted Health Systems (ADHS)

If you are a health professional working in or with countries in crisis, working as health personnel in government institutions, NGOs, UN agencies and humanitarian organisations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you.

Monitoring and Evaluation in a dynamic health environment (M&E)

This advanced practitioners’ course equips participants with up-to-date knowledge and state-of-the-art monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools enabling them to answer such questions as: What models, frameworks and tools are suitable for a specific evaluation? How to balance the perspectives of different stakeholders? 

Suivi et évaluation de la Santé dans un contexte dynamique (S&E)

Cours en français:
Ce cours pour praticiens expérimentés fourni aux participants les meilleurs et plus récentes connaissances, techniques, et outils de Suivi & Évaluation (S&E, ou M&E en anglais) permettant de répondre à des questions telles que: