The medium of instruction for this continuing professional education program is English.
Program Evaluation and Monitoring Short Course
This is a 30-hour course with a focus on team activities to build skills that are commonly required in development and public health settings. This course aims to equip public health professionals knowledge and skills required to successfully undertake common tasks in evaluation and monitoring in the development sector and within public health bureaucracies. The course is based on guidelines of the IFRC and consistent with guidelines of the UN, World Bank and other major development agencies.
One Health Management
“One Health Management” is a two week course designed for public health, medical, veterinary, agricultural and business professionals. This course will introduce the overarching theme of infectious disease surveillance from a national, regional and global perspective. This will include the current state of global surveillance, WHO global event based surveillance/OIE/FAO formal and informal systems. Describe through the use of case studies at the interface of human and animal ecosystems and provide discussion of cross-sectoral and cross border surveillance.
Public Health and Natural Hazards
“Public Health and Natural Hazards” is an intensive one week course for professionals working in public health and humanitarian assistance settings. This course provides participants with knowledge and skills related to the practice of public health in natural disaster situations. It will examine natural disasters in the context of climate change, urbanization and aging populations. In addition to critical discussion on concepts and principles of humanitarian interventions and the international humanitarian assistance system, the course provides hands-on learning experiences to develop and practice skills related to pre-event risk assessment, institutional preparedness and community resilience, as well as post-event damage and needs assessments, response planning and the public health management of relief and recovery phases.
“Prison Health” is an intensive one week course for professionals from Departments of Corrections, Ministries of Health, Social Services, and researchers within an interest in prison health. The course provides participants with the tools needed to critically analyze and address the myriad of clinical, policy and ethical issues in health care in prisons. The course is global in scope, covering the health needs of populations in detention through a focus on the organization of health care for inmates and the multi-sector challenges facing the provision of healthcare.