Short Courses

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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.

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.

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

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. We have extended the application deadline for this course (since no practical arrangements for visa, travelling a.o. have to be made).

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? 

  • Starting date

    17/08/2020

  • Duration

    2 weeks

  • Location

    E-learning (one time exception due to Covid-19)

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

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. We have extended the application deadline for this course (since no practical arrangements for visa, travelling a.o. have to be made).

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:

  • Starting date

    17/08/2020

  • Duration

    2 semaines

  • Location

    En ligne (a cause de Covid-19. Normalement Amsterdam)

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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.

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

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. We have extended the application deadline for this course (since no practical arrangements for visa, travelling a.o. have to be made).

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.

  • Start date

    07/12/2020

  • Duration

    1 week

  • Location

    Due to Covid-19 this course takes exceptionally place via e-learning

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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 (SDSR)

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

    29/03/2021

  • 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.

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 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. 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.