Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

Mauritskade 63
1092 AD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)20 5688 256/459
Fax: +31 (0)20 5688 444
Email: HealthTraining@kit.nl
Internet: http://www.kit.nl/ or http://www.kit.nl/smartsite.shtml?ch=FAB&id=5599


Courses on this page:   

International Course in Health Development (Master of Public Health)
Master of International Health MIH
Master in HIV/AIDS

Short courses:
Health Systems Research
Advanced course on Health Sector Reforms and Financing
Health policy and financing
Control Strategies for Infectious and non-communicable diseases
Human Resources Development
Sexual Reproductive Health incl. HIV/AIDS
Netherlands Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (NTC)
Dynamics of HIV and AIDS epidemics and analysis of effective responses
HIV politics, policy, governance and planning mechanisms
Health sector responses to HIV
Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in disease control programmes
Governance and human resources for health


Course Title International Course in Health Development (Master of Public Health)
Institution Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Country The Netherlands
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Topics Public/Global Health: International Health Issues and Development
Public/Global Health: Health Policy and Planning
Management: Health Economics and Financing
Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Language English
Degree, Credits Master of Public Health / 60 ECTS (1900 hours)
Location KIT Training Centre, Linnaeusstraat 35F, Amsterdam
Objectives/
Content

The ICHD is designed to develop the capacity of senior health managers to use an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to address health problems in their country.

A graduate of the ICHD/MPH should be able to:
1. Describe, assess, and critically analyse the health status of populations, including the socio-cultural, economic, environmental and behavioural determinants of health and illness, factors influencing the use of health services and the performance of health systems; and identify in particular the health needs of vulnerable and poor population groups.
2. Identify priorities and develop context-specific and multidisciplinary approaches, strategies, policies and action plans in response to public health problems, taking into account scientific evidence from literature about the effectiveness of interventions, ethical considerations, and feasibility within a resource-constrained context.
3. Prepare strategic planning proposals, including budgetary, material and human resource requirements.
4. Define and develop mechanisms to monitor and evaluate programmes and health systems for their effectiveness, efficiency, equity and quality.
5. Analyse, interpret and critically examine published scientific research and apply basic research designs to public health problems.
6. Communicate effectively both in writing and orally and use leadership, team building, negotiation and conflict resolution skills in advocating for public health programmes and resources.
7. Examine and critically reflect on own practice, and deepen and adjust knowledge and skills accordingly.

Next Beginning Annually
September 2011
Appl. Deadline 1 February 2011
Duration 12 months
Participants'
Profile
This course is aimed at professionals working, or preparing to work, in a managerial capacity in health services at national, regional or decentralized district level.
Requirements
  • Academic training at least to the level of a bachelor’s degree, either in medicine or in another field related to health care, such as health sciences, economics, social science or nursing.
  • A minimum of two years of experience, but preferably four years or more, including managerial responsibilities in health services in a low resource country.
  • Proven proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Computer literacy is expected.
Methods Lectures, discussions, group-work, individual presentation, case studies, exercises, study visits, self study and written assignments including a thesis.
Evaluation Written and oral examinations
Cooperation Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp
Course fee €14.520. This includes the tuition fee, the allowance for books, hand-outs and excursions. The entire fee must be paid by the date on which the course begins.
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Fax: +31 (0)20 568 8677
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Course Title Health Systems Research
Institution Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Country The Netherlands
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Health Research and Methods: Study Design and Data Analysis
Language English
Degree, Credits 4 ECTS credits
Location Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam
Objectives/
Content
Introduction to HSR; role of HSR, appropriate use of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, analysis and statement of the problem; problem analysis, formulation of research objectives, variables/issues, study type, data collection techniques, sampling/selection of respondents; participatory research and techniques; trustworthiness and ethical considerations in social science research; qualitative and quantitative data analysis; report writing.
At the end of the module the participants should be able to: 1) assess research proposals and results of research carried out by others on technical as well as practical merits; 2) identify appropriate qualitative research instruments to investigate an issue; 3) prepare a research protocol
Next Beginning Annually
14 February - 2 March 2011
Appl. Deadline December 2010
Duration 3 weeks
No. of
Participants
Limited
Participants'
Profile
At least 2 years, but preferably 4 years of relevant professional experience in developing countries.
Requirements A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field, for example medicine, nursing, social science, behavioural science, environmental health, physiotherapy. Equivalent is defined as successful completion of 4 years professional education.
Methods Introductory lectures, group exercises, case studies and discussions
Evaluation written examination
Course fee € 1790
Scholarship Application deadline for the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP): 1 October 2010
http://www.nuffic.nl/nederlandse-organisaties/services/capacity-building/nfp/nfp-introduction
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information

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Development Policy & Practice
Course Coordinator
P.O. Box 95001
1090 HA Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)20 568 8256/8237
Fax: +31 (0)20 568 8677
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Course Title Advanced course on Health Sector Reforms and Financing
Institution Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Country The Netherlands
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Health Economics and Financing
Management: Hospital Management
Management: Human Resources Development
Language English
Degree, Credits 3 ECTS credits
Location Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam
Objectives/
Content
Health systems in countries all over the world face enormous challenges to meet the growing needs of citizens. In response, reforms are being implemented and tools have been developed to analyse and monitor health systems performance, using criteria of effectiveness, efficiency, equity and sustainability. Implementing these reforms and evaluating their impact are challenging the institutional capacity of ministries of health and donor agencies.

The aim of this intensive course is to develop an understanding of the context and scope of the current health sector reforms and financing options in developing countries. The course will help managers by offering tools and skills to describe and critically analyse the national health system in their country in terms of its financing, its structure and functions, and its performance, and to examine how this performance can be influenced by alternative policies and reform strategies.

Next Beginning 20 - 31 August 2011
Appl. Deadline 1 July 2011
Duration 10 days
No. of
Participants
24
Participants'
Profile
This course is for senior managers - from health ministries, embassies, international organizations or NGOs developing partnerships with health ministries within the scope of health reforms - who are actively involved in the planning, management and evaluation of health sector reforms in developing countries.
Requirements

* A postgraduate degree in public health or international health at the diploma or MSc level or an equivalent degree
* At least 3 years of professional experience, preferably working or going to work at the national level in a developing country on topics mentioned above
* English fluency (TOEFL paper-based test: 550, computer-based test: 213 or IELTS academic version: 6.0)

Course fee

€2960 (2011), TropEd €1480 (2011)

For further
information

Barend Gerretsen
E-mail: b.gerretsen@kit.nl
or
Course secretariat:
Telephone +31 (0)20 568 8237/8459
Telefax +31 (0)20 568 8677
E-mail: healthtraining@kit.nl
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Course Title Health policy and financing
Institution Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Country The Netherlands
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Public/Global Health: Health Policy and Planning
Management: Health Economics and Financing
Language English
Degree, Credits 3 ECTS
Location KIT Training Centre, Amsterdam
Objectives/
Content

Important issues in health policy and health economics, such as decentralization, the public-private mix, SWAps, global funds, TRIPS and structural adjustment are dealt with in this course.

The influence of certain actors such as the international donor community, consumer organizations and consumer groups on the health policy agenda is critically explored and recent influential reports concerning health policy are discussed.

As part of this course, students are asked to work on a specific health policy dilemma. Examples of such policy dilemmas are the pros and cons of ‘brain drain', user fees, the private sector, global health initiatives and the relationship between decentralization and equity.

Next Beginning 28 March - 8 April 2011
Appl. Deadline Janury 2011
Duration 2 weeks
Requirements * Academic training or professional qualification in a relevant area
* Work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries
* Proficiency in spoken and written English
Structure This course can be taken on its own or as part of the Master in International Health (MIH) programme. MIH students wanting to take this course must also satisfy course admission requirements. Contact the MIH course coordinator for more information.
Course fee €1480 (2011)
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information

Royal Tropical Institute
MIH Course Coordinator
P.O. Box 95001
1090 HA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 568 8218 (8256)
Fax +31 (0)20 568 8677
Email: healthtraining@kit.nl
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Course Title Master of International Health (MIH)
Institution Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Country The Netherlands
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Topics Public/Global Health: International Health Issues and Development
Public/Global Health: Health Policy and Planning
Management: Health Care Quality Improvement
Management: Health System Management
Health Research and Methods
Language English
Degree, Credits 60 ECTS credits
Location Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Objectives/
Content

The objectives of the MIH are to enable participants to analyse international health issues, problems and situations; conduct applied research; and develop adequate and appropriate responses in a global context.

1. Identify and critically analyse key factors and forces shaping the health and well-being of populations in low and middle income countries, taking into account both global and local perspectives
2. Identify and appraise the challenges, threats and opportunities to health and health care delivery around the world, caused by the increasing flow of goods, people and information
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3. Formulate effective and appropriate responses to complex practice and policy issues
1. Identify and critically assess relevant theoretical and practical approaches to develop appropriate strategies
2. Plan, monitor and evaluate appropriate responses using evidence-based practice in international health
3. Work across disciplines relevant to international health
4. Apply appropriate research methodologies and research tools/ instruments for investigating international health problems
5. Communicate effectively to diverse audiences using a range of media
6. Examine his/her own practice in a critical manner, reflecting on ethical and social responsibilities and modify accordingly

Next Beginning

Annually in March and September (the core course)
7 March 2011
September 2011

Appl. Deadline 2,5 months before start of course
Duration 12 months full-time or up to 5 years part-time
Participants'
Profile
This course is designed for medical doctors, nurses and other young health professionals who are developing a career in international health.
Requirements
  • Academic training at least to the level of a bachelor’s degree, either in medicine or in nursing/midwifery
  • Two years of relevant work experience
  • Proven proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Computer literacy is expected
Structure This Master in International Health is a modular programme for full-time or part-time study. It consists of a core course , advanced modules and a research project submitted as a thesis. The MIH is designed to be completed within a minimum of one year full-time or up to 5 years part-time.
Course fee €9390 (2010). This price includes tuition fee for the core course and tutoring for the thesis. It does not inlcude the fees for the modules. More practical information
Scholarship The MIH is organized by tropEd, a network of European institutions for higher education in international health which collaborates closely with institutions in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The scholarships will enable students and visiting scholars from around the world to engage in postgraduate study at European universities. http://www.kit.nl/smartsite.shtml?ch=FAB&id=5692 or http://www.kit.nl/fellowships
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information

Royal Tropical Institute
MIH Course Coordinator
P.O. Box 95001
1090 HA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 568 8218 (8256)
Fax +31 (0)20 568 8677
E-mail: healthtraining@kit.nl
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Course Title Control Strategies for Infectious and non-communicable diseases
Institution Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Country The Netherlands
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Healthcare areas: Infectious Diseases
Healthcare areas: Non-Infectious and Chronic Diseases
Language English
Degree, Credits 5,5 ECTS credits
Location Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Objectives/
Content
How can disease control officers retain the strengths of their programmes while moving ahead towards more integrated and sector wide approaches?

Disease control refers to a broad package of strategies for controlling diseases, from primary prevention and screening for early detection, to treatment, rehabilitation, health promotion, and health legislation. In order to choose the right strategies for a specific disease in a given situation, the health care manager needs to understand the context in which a disease arises, the factors contributing to its spread and the natural course of the disease.

In this module, a number of diseases, both communicable and non-communicable (NCD), are used as models to demonstrate different aspects and principles of disease control. A wide variety of situations relevant to public health are discussed, including malaria as an acute and vector-borne disease and tuberculosis with its aspects of case holding and its relation to AIDS. Refugee situations and outbreaks are discussed, with reference to problems of logistics and water-borne diseases. Mental health problems, traffic injuries and smoking and cardiovascular diseases are the basis for looking at the differences and similarities in control strategies between communicable and non-communicable diseases. Over- and under-nutrition, including micronutrient deficiencies, are discussed in relation to infectious diseases and NCDs. Part of this module is carried out through interactive learning in a Virtual Learning Community.

Next Beginning 16 May - 10 June 2011
Appl. Deadline 16 March 2011
Duration 3,5 weeks
No. of participants limited
Participants'
Profile
At least 2 years, but preferably 4 years of relevant professional experience in developing countries
Requirements A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field, for example medicine, nursing, social science, behavioural science, environmental health, physiotherapy. Equivalent is defined as successful completion of 4 years professional education.
Course fee € 2130
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information

Course secretariat:
Telephone +31 (0)20 568 8256/8237
Telefax +31 (0)20 568 8677
E-mail: healthtraining@kit.nl
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Course Title Human Resources Development
Institution Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Country The Netherlands
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Human Resources Development
Language English
Degree, Credits 3 ECTS credits
Location Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Objectives/
Content
At the end of the module the participants should be able to: 1)elaborate and explain the various issues in human resources development in the health sector; 2)assess organisations and individual performances, identify HRD problems and suggest solutions; 3) design an appropriate supervision and training programme for health care workers.
Next Beginning 7 - 18 March 2011
Appl. Deadline 7 January 2011
Duration 2 weeks
No. of participants limited
Participants'
Profile
At least 2 years, but preferably 4 years of relevant professional experience in developing countries
Requirements A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field, for example medicine, nursing, social science, behavioural science, environmental health, physiotherapy. Equivalent is defined as successful completion of 4 years professional education.
Course fee € 1,480
Scholarship Application deadline for the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP): 1 December 2010
http://www.nuffic.nl/nederlandse-organisaties/services/capacity-building/nfp/nfp-introduction
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information
Course secretariat:
Telephone +31 (0)20 568 8237/8256
Telefax +31 (0)20 568 8677
E-mail: healthtraining@kit.nl
Internet: http://www.kit.nl/smartsite.shtml?ch=FAB&id=15647
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Course Title Sexual Reproductive Health incl. HIV/AIDS
Institution Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Country The Netherlands
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Reproductive Health
Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Language English
Degree, Credits 4 ECTS credits
Location Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Objectives/
Content

Reproductive health services are no longer limited to population control and safe motherhood. The women's movement has drawn attention to the human rights perspective of women's health, which goes beyond their reproductive capacity and includes a gendered approach to issues such as HIV/AIDS and sexually-transmitted infections (STIs). The HIV/AIDS epidemic has a dramatic impact on the social and economic situation of individuals and societies. The type of interventions that health managers and professionals need to provide has therefore substantially changed.

The module builds on core aspects of SRHR, highlighting: improving antenatal, perinatal, postpartum and newborn care; providing family planning, including infertility services; eliminating unsafe abortion; combating sexually transmitted infections, reproductive and urinary tract infections, and promoting sexual health for all segments of the population. Different approaches for countries with high and low HIV/AIDS prevalence will be discussed.

Rights-based approaches on sexuality will form a basis for further study on sexual health. Participants will explore their own norms and values in relation to sexuality and the way this affects service delivery.

HIV/AIDS care and support including HAART, VCT, multi-sectoral planning and mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS are key aspects of the course, as are issues such as stigma in the health sector. Different approaches for countries with high and low HIV/AIDS prevalence will be discussed.

Next Beginning 30 May - 15 June 2011
Appl. Deadline 30 March 2011
Duration 3 weeks
No. of participants limited
Participants'
Profile
At least 2 years, but preferably 4 years of relevant professional experience in developing countries
Requirements A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field, for example medicine, nursing, social science, behavioural science, environmental health, physiotherapy. Equivalent is defined as successful completion of 4 years professional education.
Course fee € 1,790
Scholarship Application deadline for the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP): 1 December 2010
http://www.nuffic.nl/nederlandse-organisaties/services/capacity-building/nfp/nfp-introduction
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information
Course secretariat:
Telephone +31 (0)20 568 8237/8459
Telefax +31 (0)20 568 8677
E-mail: healthtraining@kit.nl
Internet: http://www.kit.nl/smartsite.shtml?ch=FAB&id=15645
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Course Title Netherlands Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (NTC)
Institution Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Country The Netherlands
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Public/Global Health: Promotion and Prevention
Management: Health District Management
Healthcare areas: Tropical Diseases
Healthcare areas: Prevention
Health Determinants: Social Determinants
Language English
Degree, Credits 20 ECTS
Location Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam
Objectives/
Content

The NTC aims to prepare health professionals for work in health care in developing countries.
Participants will learn to carry out preventive and curative tasks; management, training and advocacy functions; and enhance community involvement and quality of care.

At the end of the NTC participants should be able to:

  • Critically collect, analyse and appraise qualitative and quantitative data relevant to the improvement of health and health care in low and middle income societies
  • Identify and analyse interrelated determinants of health and major health problems of populations in a cross-disciplinary perspective in low and middle income societies
  • Recognise, diagnose and treat the most important diseases occurring under resource-poor conditions
  • Discuss the interaction between the socio-cultural, gender, economic and natural environment, genetics factors, life-styles and health and plan sustainable improvement of health systems
  • Clearly communicate and work professionally in a multidisciplinary team.
Next Beginning 7 March 2011
September 2011
Two starting dates are offered each year, in March and September.
Appl. Deadline 2,5 months before start of course
Duration 3 months
No. of participants 25
Coordinator Barend Gerretsen, MD
Requirements

The target group for this course are physicians and other health professionals who are planning to work abroad for the first time or those are physicians and other health professionals who are working in a low resource setting.

  • Prerequisites are: First degree (Basic Academic or Bachelor degree, min 180 ECTS) either in medicine or another field relate to health such as health sciences, social science or nursing or
  • A professional qualification in a related area recognised for a professional body membership and equivalent in academic terms to a bachelor’s degree and
  • At least two years of working experience and
  • Proficiency in English at a level corresponding to ILTS 6.0 or TOEFL 5.5 is expected.
    Candidates are assessed individually by the Admission committee.
Course fee € 5640.-
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information

KIT Education
P.O. Box 95001
1090 HA Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 568 8256/8218
Fax: +31 (0)20 568 8677
E-mail: ntc@kit.nl
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Course Title Master in HIV/AIDS
Institution Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Country The Netherlands
Type Master
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Public/Global Health: Health Policy and Planning
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Management: Human Resources Development
Language English
Degree, Credits 60 ECTS
Location Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam
Objectives/
Content

HIV/AIDS affects all sectors in society and mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS in all sectors is therefore of great importance. The Master in HIV/AIDS is designed to develop the capacity of senior managers from different sectors to lead and coordinate the planning and management cycle of HIV/AIDS responses. This includes managing and organizing, monitoring and evaluating, formulating or influencing policy decisions, mainstreaming HIV/AIDS into different sectors, engaging in operational research, and being responsible for personnel management in the team. See also: Skills and competencies of Master in HIV/AIDS graduates.

The programme consists of four parts:

  • Core course (shared with the IDHD/MPH)
  • Two advanced ICHD modules that are relevant to the Master’s in HIV/AIDS
  • Three advanced modules specific to HIV/AIDS
  • Thesis

Core course: The core course, taken in the first semester, consists of the following modules:

  • Determinants of Health
  • Learning and communication skills
  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics
  • Health policy, planning and management

Advanced ICHD/MPH modules: The second semester continues with two modules from the ICHD/MPH:

  • Health systems research related to HIV/AIDS
  • Human resources development

Advanced HIV/AIDS modules: In the second semester, there are also three modules specific to the Master in HIV/AIDS:

  • Local responses to HIV/AIDS from a rights perspective: planning and implementation
  • Policy and politics of multi-sectoral responses to HIV and AIDS, including planning and management
  • Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in development sectors and organizations

Thesis
The programme concludes with a thesis. After successful completion of all 4 parts of the programme, the degree of Master of Public Health with HIV/AIDS specialization will be awarded.

 
Next Beginning September 2011
Appl. Deadline 1 February 2011
Duration 1 year
Participants'
Profile
Dealing with HIV/AIDS requires a multitude of unique competencies and skills on the part of those involved in addressing the pandemic and its impact. Organizations in the Netherlands and in countries heavily burdened by HIV/AIDS have expressed a need for better staff training in these competencies and skills. The Master in HIV/AIDS is a response to this need.

The course is aimed at national HIV/AIDS programme managers and senior staff from different sectors (private, public and civil society); development planners, human resource managers and senior staff of various line ministries responsible for HIV/AIDS (national and sub-national); local authority managers and senior staff responsible for HIV/AIDS coordination and implementation; programme managers and senior staff of international, national and local NGOs.

Requirements

* Academic training at least to the level of a bachelor’s degree, either in medicine or in another field related to health, such as health sciences, economics, social science or nursing.
* A minimum of two years of experience, but preferably four years or more, including managerial responsibilities in health related services in a low resource country.
* Proven proficiency in spoken and written English.
* Computer literacy is expected.

Course fee € 14.960
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information

KIT Education
P.O. Box 95001
1090 HA Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 568 8256
Fax: +31 (0)20 568 8677
E-mail: healthtraining@kit.nl
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Course Title Dynamics of HIV and AIDS epidemics and analysis of effective responses
Institution Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Country The Netherlands
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Health Technology: ICT for demographic and health surveillance
Language English
Degree, Credits 4,5 CTS
Location Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam
Objectives/
Content

What are the complexities and challenges of HIV and AIDS epidemics? And how can a health manager best respond to them? Across the globe and within countries there are a range of HIV epidemics - responses need to be not just evidence-based but also tailored to the context. This requires an in-depth understanding of what is driving each epidemic and why a given approach has worked elsewhere.

In this course, health managers gain an overview of how epidemiological and surveillance information should be analysed and used at local and national levels. The course aims to help participants analyse the drivers of the epidemic and identify prevention, treatment, care and support strategies, including impact mitigation. By the end of the course, participants will be able to critically discuss the principles of HIV responses and the range of interventions available to respond to HIV.

The course is one of three HIV/AIDS modules offered at KIT:
* HIV politics, policy, governance and planning mechanisms
* Health sector responses to HIV

These modules can be taken on their own or as part of the Master in HIV/AIDS or the Certificate programme in multisectoral responses to HIV/AIDS. Participants who successfully follow all three modules but are not enrolled in the Master's programme receive the certificate.

Next Beginning 28 März - 15 April 2011
Appl. Deadline

29 January 2011

Duration 3 weeks
Requirements

Applicants for the HIV/AIDS modules should have:
* Academic training or a professional qualification in a relevant discipline.
* At least two years of work experience in an HIV/AIDS related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries.
* Proficiency in spoken and written English.
* Basic knowledge of the subject, either from work experience or other courses

Course fee

€ 1930

Scholarship Application deadline for the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP): 1 December 2010
http://www.nuffic.nl/nederlandse-organisaties/services/capacity-building/nfp/nfp-introduction
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information

KIT Education
P.O. Box 95001
1090 HA Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 568 8256
Fax: +31 (0)20 568 8677
E-mail: healthtraining@kit.nl
Internet: http://www.kit.nl/smartsite.shtml?id=15669

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Course Title HIV politics, policy, governance and planning mechanisms
Institution Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Country The Netherlands
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Public/Global Health: Health Policy and Planning
Language English
Degree, Credits 5 CTS
Location Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam
Objectives/
Content

What are the key issues in the good governance of HIV responses? How can one negotiate the complex political and financial terrain when planning these responses? How can a manager retain national agency and local priorities while negotiating with international actors and global responses?

HIV is probably the most internationalized and politicized of all diseases and the response to it is equally politicized and influenced by international actors and actions. In this context, it is imperative that health managers planning HIV responses be aware of these influences and of issues central to good governance. Countries and health managers also need to be prepared for managing and coordinating a large and diverse global resource pool for HIV and AIDS.

In this course, participants identify HIV and AIDS-related international agreements, conventions and financial mechanisms, and analyse how these influence national planning and implementation and vice versa. Participants analyse political and institutional structures and their implications for planning and managing the response. They will also examine the relationship between poverty reduction strategies, development processes, mainstreaming and HIV and AIDS and translate these into HIV strategic planning processes.

The course is one of three HIV/AIDS modules offered at KIT:
* Dynamics of HIV and AIDS epidemics and analysis of effective responses
* Health sector responses to HIV

These modules can be taken on their own or as part of the Master in HIV/AIDS or the Certificate programme in multisectoral responses to HIV/AIDS. Participants who successfully follow all three modules but are not enrolled in the Master's programme receive the certificate.

Next Beginning 26 April - 19 May 2011
Appl. Deadline

26 February 2011

Duration 3 weeks
Requirements

Applicants for the HIV/AIDS modules should have:
* Academic training or a professional qualification in a relevant discipline.
* At least two years of work experience in an HIV/AIDS related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries.
* Proficiency in spoken and written English.
* Basic knowledge of the subject, either from work experience or other courses

Course fee

€ 2040

Scholarship Application deadline for the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP): 1 December 2010
http://www.nuffic.nl/nederlandse-organisaties/services/capacity-building/nfp/nfp-introduction
For further
information

KIT Education
P.O. Box 95001
1090 HA Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 568 8256
Fax: +31 (0)20 568 8677
E-mail: healthtraining@kit.nl
Internet: http://www.kit.nl/smartsite.shtml?id=15667

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Course Title Health sector responses to HIV
Institution Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Country The Netherlands
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Management: Health Services Provision
Language English
Degree, Credits 3 ECTS
Location Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam
Objectives/
Content

How is the health sector affected by the HIV epidemic? How best can the health sector respond to the epidemic? What is its role? How can this adversity be converted into an opportunity for the health system?

The health sector plays a crucial part in the response to HIV and AIDS in terms of prevention and provision of services. In many cases it has also been affected by the epidemic, as many health workers are living with HIV. In this course, participants critically analyse existing services from the perspective of addressing the needs of vulnerable groups and communities, and examine the impact on the health system and formulate responses. Participants also examine the opportunities presented by HIV programmes to establish synergies and to strengthen the existing health system.

The course is one of three HIV/AIDS modules offered at KIT:
* Dynamics of HIV and AIDS epidemics and analysis of effective responses
* HIV politics, policy, governance and planning mechanisms

These modules can be taken on their own or as part of the Master in HIV/AIDS or the Certificate programme in multisectoral responses to HIV/AIDS. Participants who successfully follow all three modules but are not enrolled in the Master's programme receive the certificate.

Next Beginning 30 May - 15 June 2011
Appl. Deadline

30 March 2011

Duration 3 weeks
Requirements

Applicants for the HIV/AIDS modules should have:
* Academic training or a professional qualification in a relevant discipline.
* At least two years of work experience in an HIV/AIDS related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries.
* Proficiency in spoken and written English.
* Basic knowledge of the subject, either from work experience or other courses

Course fee

€ €1480

Scholarship Application deadline for the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP): 1 December 2010
http://www.nuffic.nl/nederlandse-organisaties/services/capacity-building/nfp/nfp-introduction
For further
information

KIT Education
P.O. Box 95001
1090 HA Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 568 8256
Fax: +31 (0)20 568 8677
E-mail: healthtraining@kit.nl
Internet: http://www.kit.nl/smartsite.shtml?ch=FAB&id=15668

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Course Title Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in disease control programmes
Institution Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Country The Netherlands
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Health Technology: Management Information Systems
Healthcare areas: Infectious Diseases
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location ICT (Enschede) and KIT (Amsterdam)
Objectives/
Content

This course provides knowledge and skills on how GIS can be used for disease control.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a powerful tool for planning and assessment of health interventions and is increasingly recognized as an essential tool in disease control. GIS can effectively be applied to improve health care provision in disease control programmes, where new perspectives and approaches are needed.

This course focuses on the epidemiological assessment of disease burden and the improvement of programmatic planning and management. Special attention is given to the requirements for using GIS tools and how routine programme data can be incorporated into the GIS system.

Special attention is given to using GIS tools for TB control programmes, but case studies related to malaria and other infectious diseases are also used. The course will use ArcViews/ArcGIS. Participants will obtain a one-year student licence of ArcGIS (ArcView)

Next Beginning 20 June - 1 July 2011
Appl. Deadline 2 months before start of course
Duration 2 weeks
Requirements * Academic training or professional qualification in a relevant area
* Work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries
* Proficiency in spoken and written English
Cooperation ITC (Enschede), KIT (Amsterdam), KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
Course fee €1440 (2010)
For further
information

Royal Tropical Institute
MIH Course Coordinator
P.O. Box 95001
1090 HA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 568 8218 (8256)
Fax +31 (0)20 568 8677
Email: healthtraining@kit.nl or education@itc.nl
Internet: http://www.kit.nl/smartsite.shtml?ch=FAB&id=16884

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Course Title Governance and human resources for health
Institution Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Country The Netherlands
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Human Resources Development
Public/Global Health: Health Policy and Planning
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location KIT (Amsterdam)
Objectives/
Content

Human resources for health (HRH) are a vital component of any health system and are central to attaining the health-related Millennium Development Goals. In many countries, a shortage of qualified and motivated personnel, and unequal distribution between areas and types of facilities, hampers the availability and quality of health services. Poor HR management, including financial constraints, can lead to insufficient numbers of health care providers being trained, inadequate planning and deployment of health care providers, and economic migration.

Currently, 57 countries have a critical shortage of skilled health workers (World Health Report 2006). Review of the development and implementation of HRH policies in these countries has shown that in some cases, the policy framework has improved, policies are more clearly defined and plans are generally coherent, but policy implementation is often poor. To address the factors hindering appropriate policy development and implementation, and to mitigate the HRH crisis, the relationship between HRH and governance requires strengthening at all levels.

The aim of the short course is to enable participants to apply the concept of responsible governance to HRH issues and to develop approaches improving the formulation and implementation of national and regional HRH policies and plans

Next Beginning 31 January - 4 February 2011
Appl. Deadline 30 November 2010
Duration 1 week
Participants'
Profile
The course is designed for senior policy-makers and planners, health services and programme managers, HRH experts and academics working in the area of human resources for health policy development and implementation in low and middle income countries. These policy-makers, planners and managers are either working in Ministries of Health, or they may be staff of embassies, international organizations, or NGOs.
Cooperation The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT, Amsterdam), the National Institute of Public Health in Cuernavaca, Mexico and the World Health Organization.
Course fee €1000 (for tropEd students: €800)
For further
information

Tel: +31 (0)20 568 8237
Fax: +31 (0)20 568 8677
Email: healthtraining@kit.nl
Internet: http://www.kit.nl/smartsite.shtml?ch=FAB&id=49298#tocBK_11 or Click here for PDF

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