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Short Courses

The short courses offered at KIT Institute are an opportunity for professionals in health and development to further develop their knowledge and skills and broaden their perspectives.

Health Systems Strengthening
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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, including HIV and AIDS
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Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments
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Cours de Santé Publique en Français
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Intercultural Training
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The courses are practical, focused, and comprehensive. They can be taken as a stand-alone course, or
as part of the Master of Science in Public Health (MPH) or the Master of Science in International Health (MIH). Courses are given in various formats: in classrooms at KIT or, where indicated, as e-learning courses. We are also happy to offer several courses on public health issues in French.

Short courses on Health Systems Strengthening

KIT Institute’s short courses are practical, focused and complete in themselves. Most can also be taken as part of our Master’s programmes

  • Global perspectives on Digital Health

    This two-weeks course offers an introduction and overview of digital health, including a strong emphasis on how in reality, digital health functions in various settings. Participants will discuss how digital health interventions can help push the triple aim of Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Goal Development for more people at a lower cost in different settings in high-, low- and middle-income countries.

  • Health Policy and Financing

    Progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) requires equitable and effective health policies and financial arrangements. But how do these policies come about? And how can health financing work to improve public health? This course takes a critical perspective at current debates in health policy and financing with a specific focus on Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs), rooted in a commitment to UHC.

  • Human Resources for Health

    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.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation in a dynamic health environment

    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?

  • Qualitative Methods in Health Systems Research

    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.

  • NEW: Health Planning and Programming (HPP)

    Planning and programming are major components of programme management by any health system actor, such as governments, national and international non-governmental organizations and the private sector: being able to plan well and set up effective programmes is a key competence of any health programme manager and health sector consultant. In this course you will learn to address priority needs and establish objectives, define interventions and indicators, and develop a budget and the institutional setup.

Short Courses on SRHR, including HIV and AIDS

KIT Institute’s short courses are practical, focused and complete in themselves. Most can also be taken as part of our Master’s programmes

  • SRHR: Policy, Governance and Financing

    In this course you become acquainted with the policy instruments, governance mechanisms and financial structures related to HIV and AIDS. You analyse political and institutional structures and their implications for planning and managing responses. You 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.

  • SRHR: Organising Equitable Responses

    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.

  • NEW: SRHR Matters

    This impactful course will delve into the causes, consequences, and patterns of SRHR, especially affecting underserved communities across the globe. Embark on a journey of (self-) discovery to understand why SRHR matters for all.

Short Courses on Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments

KIT Institute’s short courses are practical, focused and complete in themselves. Most can also be taken as part of our Master’s programmes

  • Analysing Disrupted Health Systems

    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.

  • Strengthening Disrupted Health Systems (E-Learning)

    Only given as Tailor Made course for groups in 2024. Keep an eye on this page for updates for 2025. This e-learning course strengthens your ability to address health system challenges in complex emergencies and fragile states. To prepare you for improving these challenging situations we will analyse health system resilience, policies, politics, roles and strategies of key actors, health equity, the humanitarian development nexus and more. This will enable you to develop context specific strategies for strengthening different elements of disrupted health systems.

Short Courses on Disease Management and Epidemiology

KIT Institute’s short courses are practical, focused and complete in themselves. Most can also be taken as part of our Master’s programmes

  • NEW: Health Promotion and Disease Control Strategies

    Crises have a major impact on the health of people and health systems. This course provides you with an approach to analyse health systems operating in fragile and conflict-affected environments, both looking at key challenges as well as opportunities for addressing the main problems.

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Global Health

    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.

  • NEW: Foundations of monitoring, evaluation and learning in public health (MEL)

    This dynamic two-weeks course equips you with essential skills and knowledge to navigate the landscape of evidence-informed decision-making in global public health. This course delves into the foundational principles of monitoring, evaluation, and learning within the frame of global public health.

  • NEW: Evidence for public health responses: Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (SME)

    This two-weeks course is designed to equip you with advanced statistical skills crucial for informed decision-making in public health. This course delves into essential methodologies for planning epidemiological field surveys, conducting sample size calculations, analyzing complex survey data in Stata to address pressing public health challenges.

  • NEW: Impact Evaluations for Health Systems Strengthening (IE-HSS)

    This two-weeks course will equip you with advanced skills to evaluate health programs and policies in global public health, with the ultimate aim of building strong and resilient health systems. This course delves into approaches, methodologies and tools for conducting rigorous impact evaluations to promote evidence-informed decision-making in public health.

Cours de Santé Publique en Français

  • Santé et Droits Sexuels et Reproductifs

    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.

  • Suivi et évaluation de la Santé dans un contexte dynamique

    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:

Gender Training

  • Feminist Edge

    Feminist Edge offers professional development for gender trainers that re-captures and re-imagines gender training, as a feminist project, establishing a new approach to training for gender equality. We reposition training for gender equality as a strategy to challenge and engender mainstream development and support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Intercultural Communication

Course Brochure

By bringing together people from different countries and regions, KIT’s international courses create a forum for linking and exchanging experiences among a broad range of development practitioners. Our training programmes are aimed at developing effective leaders that create impact in improving health around the world.

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