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Program Overview
In an era characterized by rapid change, continuing professional education is paramount to maintain one’s competencies in managing change. Our Continuing Professional Education Program contributes to development in the ASEAN region and beyond. 

Mission and Vision
Our mission is to provide continuing education opportunities, informed by global public health practice needs, that supports professional aspirations among our community of learners.

Our vision is to become a regional hub for professional capacity building by developing interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral leadership, by employing adult learning approaches, and advancing the management of change. 

Our Focus
Based on this mission and vision, our global health team focused its efforts on following pillars:

-  Develop high-quality courses
-  Ensure the relevance of courses to the need for practice
-  Complement academic with professional expertise that informs teaching-learning and assures practical application.

Our Courses

The medium of instruction for this continuing professional education program is English. 

Program Evaluation
“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
“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.

 

TUITION FEES & FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Tuition Fees
-  The tuition fee per course is 750 USD per participant.
-  The tuition fee will cover all training related expenses except accommodation, food and local travel.

Financial Support
-  Thammasat University does not provide financial assistance, and cannot seek support for individual participants. Applicants are encouraged to seek funding support from their organizations, or from other sources.
-  The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) may offer financial support for the “Public Health and Natural Hazards” course for eligible candidates. Visit the agency webpage at: https://www.adpc.net
-  The Southeast Asia One Health University (SEAOHUN) Network may offer financial support for the “One Health Management” course for eligible candidates from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam or one of the SEAOHUN expansion countries, namely Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar. Visit the agency webpage at: https://www.seaohun.org
-  The International Committee of the Red Cross, Asia-Pacific Delegation may offer financial support for the “Prison Health” course for government employees working with their Department of Corrections or their Ministry of Health. Visit the agency webpage at: https://www.icrc.org/en/where-we-work/asia-pacific/thailand
-  The Thai International Cooperation Agency (TICA) may offer financial support for government employees of selected countries. Visit the agency webpage at: http://www.tica.thaigov.net
-  If applicants meet entry requirements, a letter of acceptance can be provided for purposes of seeking financial support.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Requirements
-  Participants in our Continuing Professional Education training courses are usually mid-career and senior level professionals with a university degree, relevant work experience, and a good command of English language.
-  A copy of your curriculum vitae

Planning
-  Courses are annually conducted between May and August. Details on annual planning are available from January onwards at oip-admissions@fph.tu.ac.th
-  At request, we can reserve on campus hotel accommodation. Room rates are subject to change, please contact our Admissions Associate for room rates at oip-admissions@fph.tu.ac.th.

Application Deadline
-  The annual application deadline for Continuing Professional Education courses is March 31st 11:59:59 p.m., GMT+07:00 time zone.
-  You can initiate your application online by clicking the “Apply Now” button below.