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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

  • Start date

    01/04/2019

  • 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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Using Geographic Information Systems in disease control programs (GIS)

This course is no longer available. We are currently preparing new courses for 2019. More information will be available soon. 

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:

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.

Introduction to Laboratory Quality Management

Implementation of a quality management system according to international standards is deemed as a big challenge by many laboratory professionals. Nevertheless, implementation of this system is the key intervention to improve laboratory performance and create quality assured laboratory services.

  • Start date

    03/09/2018

  • Duration

    1 week

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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