It is estimated that 15% of the world’s population lives with some form of disability, of these 2-4% experience significant functional challenges. In the recently published world disability report, it has been highlighted that ageing populations and increased spread of chronic diseases contribute to rising prevalence of disability globally. This leads to an increased urgency to address fundamental issues on barriers to access and provision of health services for the disabled individuals as well as addressing the attitudes on inclusive participation in all areas of society.
The International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED) of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine was launched in 2010. The aim of ICED is to improve the evidence base on disability through research and training, focused in low and middle income countries. This School wide Centre draws together a diverse range of researchers from within the School. It places a strong emphasis on translating research outcomes into practice and is closely linked to international agencies to help achieve this goal.
The focus of the research includes the following areas:
The aim is to equip students with an understanding of the significance of disability in the global context, with a particular focus on aspects relevant to health in low and middle-income countries.
The following information will be covered through a combination of lectures and practicals.
There is no formal assessment but at the conclusion of the course a certificate of attendance will be provided. The course has applied for points on Continuing professional development (CPD) and Continuing medical education (CME) approval with the Royal College of Surgeons.
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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to improving global health through its programme of short and full-time postgraduate study.
This course is intended for those interested in the relevance of disability to epidemiology, global public health and health policy. It is equally suitable for clinicians with or without a background in disability and allied health professions, NGO staff involved in a wide spectrum of activities involving disabilities.
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