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 Control Strategies for Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases course from Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) is designed to help disease control officers retain the strength of their programmes while moving towards more integrated and sector-wide approaches.
At the end of the module students will be able to:
- appraise and interpret research results on the epidemiology of communicable diseases (CDs) and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and describe how they can inform relevant decision-making processes about control strategies
- analyse and critically discuss different approaches and strategies used in disease control and formulate context-appropriate strategies to control one or more CDs and/or NCDs
- compare and contrast the approaches to the control of communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases (i.e. behavioural, immunological, environmental, nutritional, service delivery) in relation to relevant levels of prevention
- analyse and critically discuss strengths and weaknesses of specific disease control programmes or strategies (CD & NCD) in relation to integrated approaches of health systems development and current health reforms regarding the control of CDs & NCDs
- refresher on basic concepts: Trends, high-risk populations, behavioural risk factors, transmission patterns, epidemic-endemic, infection-disease, etc.
- approaches to the control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and similarities and differences between control strategies.
- control strategies, such as: screening/case finding and case management, vaccination, adherence and retrieval of patients, prevention, monitoring & evaluation, surveillance, health promotion, environmental interventions, legislation/regulation etc.
- malnutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, obesity
- analysis and design of control programmes both at the level of health services and intersectorally, for both CDs & NCDs
- implications and interactions between current health reforms and CD & NCD control strategies; and more
- 21 days
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Academic training or a professional qualification in a relevant field
- Work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries
- Proficiency in spoken and written English
- A one-page letter of motivation
- Copies of your diplomas and grade reports
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae and a list of publications if applicable
International2250 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2250 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
EU/EEA2250 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2250 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
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