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Control Strategies for Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

21 days
Duration
2250 EUR/full
2250 EUR/full
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Tuition fee
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About

This Control Strategies for Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases course from Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) is TropEd accredited and can be followed as a stand-alone course or as advanced module of the Master in International Health or the Master of Public Health programmes.

Overview

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.

Objectives

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

Programme Structure

Content
  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 21 days

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

5 ECTS

4,5

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2250 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2250 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
  • EU/EEA

    2250 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2250 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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