The medium of instruction for this continuing professional education program is English.
“Program Evaluation” is a two week professional training course which has been designed to enable participants addressing common questions raised across a variety of stakeholders. Program evaluation generates answers to questions related to program goals, beneficiaries, program practices, outcomes, scope for improvement, replication, continuation of funding, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Evaluation covers a range of assessments from specific interventions to partnerships to strategies and policies. The course provides a comprehensive review of methodological approaches to program evaluation relevant for global public health and development professionals working in public, private and non-profit sectors.
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.