Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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Courses on this page:    MSc in Tropical und Infectious Diseases
International Public Health
MSc in Molecular Biologyof Parasites & Disease Vectors
MSc Humanitarian Studies
Master of Tropical Paediatrics
MSc Humanitarian Programme Management
MSc in International Sexual & Reproductive Health

Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance
Diploma in Reproductive Health in Developing Countries
Diploma in Tropical Nursing

Laboratory Diagnosis of Faecal & Blood Parasites
Laboratory Diagnosis of Malaria
Laboratory Diagnosis of Faecal Parasites
Short course in International Health Consultancy
One day seminar in Parasitology for Haematologists


Course Title MSc in Tropical and Infectious Diseases
Institution Liverpool: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Topics Healthcare areas: Tropical Diseases
Healthcare areas: Parasitic Diseases
Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Clinical Research and Methods
Language English
Degree, Credits MSc in Tropical and Infectious Diseases
Location Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Objectives/
Content
The programme focuses on the diagnosis, management and control of the most prevalent diseases in developing countries, with particular reference to high burden diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, respiratory infections and diarrhoea. Emphasis is also given to the development of research skills applicable to a wide range of problems in clinical and epidemiological settings. Participants complete a short project, which can include a 2 month period of applied research in an overseas location.
Next Beginning September 2011
Appl. Deadline 31th July
Duration 1 year full-time
No. of
Participants
Max. 8-10
Participants'
Profile
MDs working or about to work in tropical developing countries, who have 2 or more years post-qualification experience.
Requirements Medical degree, 2 years post-qualification experience
Structure Three terms. Terms 1-2: lectures, term 3: research project, usually conducted in a tropical setting, followed by submission of a written dissertation.
Teaching staff Teachers from all academic divisions of the School and include tropical physicians, paediatricians and scientists. Visiting lecturers from other departments of Liverpool University and elsewhere.
Coordinator

Dr Ralf Weigel
Email: weigel@liv.ac.uk

Methods Lectures, practical classes, audio-visual presentations, case presentations in the form of case histories and slides, small group tutorials, seminars.
Course fee HEU: £3,466
OSI: £12,600
Scholarship The School has a limited number of bursaries available to prospective candidates who have been offered a place on the programme. Application forms for consideration of these awards are sent to prospective candidates following acceptance of their offered placement.
For further
information
Miss Katie Douglas
Email: c.e.douglas@liv.ac.uk
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Course Title International Public Health (Master, Diploma or Certificate)
Institution Liverpool: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Diploma
Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Public/Global Health: International Health Issues and Development
Management: Health Economics and Financing
Management: Strategic Project Management
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Language English
Degree, Credits
Location Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Objectives/
Content

The programme emphasises developing particular core skills:

  • Communicating ideas, knowledge, and strategies effectively in writing and orally to policy makers, managers and researchers
  • Articulating some of the current policy debates in international public health
  • Appraising research and being able to assess its relevance for policy decisions
  • Using information technology to retrieve knowledge effectively
  • Managing time efficiently
  • Using self-directed learning skills
  • Working effectively in a team

We want participants by the end of the course to be able to:
* Take complex public, community and health system problems and analyse them rigorously and in a well-informed way;
* Identify and review a range of health policies and strategies that are potentially effective and relevant, taking into account the social, epidemiological, cultural, economic and political setting;.
* Be part of senior management teams that develop, implement and evaluate policies and strategies to improve health in communities, countries and globally;
* Apply a range of relevant research methods to investigate public and community health problems and assess health service requirements.

Next Beginning September 2011
Master: September
Diploma: September to April
Certificate: September to December
Duration

1 year (Master)
1/2 year (Diploma)
3 months (Certificate)

No. of
Participants
15 (Master)
Participants'
Profile
Master: Community health professionals working in less-developed countries, (nurses, midwives, physicians, planners, administrators, trainers, social scientists, pharmacists).
Requirements

The MSc in International Public Health programme is open to graduates of health-related and relevant disciplines. Non-graduates with a suitable training background or research experience are also eligible for consideration, provided they can demonstrate learning, analytical and communication abilities sufficient to benefit from the programme. The programme requires the candidate to have gained at least two years’ professional experience in the health or health related sectors in low or middle income countries prior to admission to the programme.

Structure Master: Two week introductory course, 15 weeks comprising 8 modules in a series of 5 week blocks, group study project in Liverpool and an overseas project and dissertation.
Teaching staff Members of the International Health Division of the School
Methods Lectures, work in small groups, class presentations and structured reading, private study time, hands-on computer classes.
Evaluation Master: Written and oral exam
Cooperation N/A
Course fee

HEU: £3,466
OSI: £12,600

For further
information
Ms Laura Hand
Email: l.c.hand@liv.ac.uk
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Course Title MSc in Molecular Biology of Parasites & Disease Vectors
Institution Liverpool: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Topics Healthcare areas: Parasitic Diseases
Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Health Research and Methods: Vector Control
Clinical Research and Methods: Parasitology and Entomology
Clinical Research and Methods: Immunology
Language English
Degree, Credits Master of Science
Location Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Objectives/
Content
Molecular biology and genomics play an increasingly important and exciting role in research on medically important parasites and arthropods, and this award provides advanced training in this field. It provides an important foundation of knowledge of the basic biology of parasites and vectors, followed by specialised modules on the molecular and cellular biology and functional genomics of parasites and vectors, and culminating in a molecular research project on a topic chosen by the student. There is a significant practical component throughout the programme, and the laboratory work undertaken provides a wide range of techniques that would be highly relevant to a future research career.
Next Beginning September 2011
Duration 1 year
No. of
Participants
18
Participants'
Profile
Biologists, medical graduates involved in research, teaching or parasitic disease and vector control programmes or parasite diagnostic facilities
Requirements Graduates in biology, zoology, veterinary science or medicine.
Structure Core-course: September - December; Options: Jan - April Research project: May - August
Teaching staff Staff have extensive research and teaching experience in tropical developing countries and regularly advise governments, international organisations and non-governmental organisations on aspects of parasitic and vector-borne disease control, or on training in related disciplines.
Methods Lectures, lab practicals, tutorials and seminars, combined with individual study time and project work.
Cooperation Dr James Lacourse
Email: JamesLac@liv.ac.uk
Course fee HEU: £3,466
OSI: £12,600
For further
information

Miss Katie Douglas
E-mail: c.e.douglas@liv.ac.uk
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Course Title MSc Humanitarian Studies
Institution Liverpool: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Topics Health Research and Methods
Emergencies: Disaster Management
Language English
Degree, Credits Master of Science
Location Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Objectives/
Content

The programme reviews historical and current policies and practice in humanitarian assistance, analyses the effect of war, natural disasters and the international economy on social dislocation, health and wellbeing, investigates the evidence base for current operational guidelines and explores novel approaches in responding to the challenges of today's humanitarian problems. Opportunities for in-depth study include regional and country case studies and a choice of modules addressing specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. In addition, the programme offers participants an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special interest indicated by client Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Organisations (IOs) or National Ministries.

Next Beginning September 2011
Duration one year full-time
Requirements

* Open to graduates with at least six months' humanitarian assistance or developing countries' professional experience
* Non-graduates, who are suitably qualified by higher study or research, and applicants with considerable satisfactory work experience with humanitarian / development organisations and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered
* The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide proof of competency in English (IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL iBT 88 / paper-based 570)
* 'Field' experience is desirable but not essential.

Coordinator Dr Tim O'Dempsey; Email: t.odempsey@liverpool.ac.uk
Course fee HEU: £3,466
OSI: £12,600
For further
information
Miss Eleanor Carr
Email: e.carr@liv.ac.uk
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Course Title MSc in Tropical Paediatrics
Institution Liverpool: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom
Type Master
Topics Healthcare areas: Paediatrics
Public/Global Health: Community, Rural and Urban Health
Healthcare areas: Infectious Diseases
Healthcare areas: Parasitic Diseases
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Language English
Degree, Credits Master of Tropical Paediatrics
Location Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Objectives/
Content

Management and control of disease in childhood - emphasis is given to endemic infectious diseases, epidemiology, medical statistics, clinical pathology and nutrition, integration of curative services with preventive and promotive aspects of child health. Ten weeks clinical and field work in a developing country, preparation of a dissertation based on the research study.

- Overseas Research Project and Dissertation (April - June)
This offers overseas experience in clinical paediatrics and community child health, and the
opportunity for supervised project work and data collection for their theses. Current
overseas locations include:
· Dept. of Tropical Paediatrics, Faculty of Tropical medicine, Mahidol, Bangkok
· Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
· Dept. of Paediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre.
Exceptionally projects in Liverpool or elsewhere in the UK will be considered. Students
have also carried out projects in Brazil, Pakistan, Uganda and Malaysia. Overseas locations
are considered on their suitability for project work.

Next Beginning September 2011
Duration one year full-time
No. of
Participants
Max. 12
Participants'
Profile
MDs who intend to practise or who are practising paediatrics in developing countries.
Requirements A medical qualification recognised by the University of Liverpool, and perferably two years’
practice or experience in clinical paediatrics, with some experience of working in a
developing country.
Methods Lectures, practicals, hands-on computer sessions, tutorials, seminars, private study time and research project work, including 10 weeks in a developing country
Evaluation Written and oral exam
Coordinator

Professor B.J. Brabin
Email: B.J.Brabin@liverpool.ac.uk

Scholarship Scholarships from international organisations are usually obtained through National
Governments and by contacting local British Council offices. The School also offers a limited number of fellowships which are awarded on merit by competition.
Course fee HEU: £3,466
OSI: £12,600
For further
information

Ms Katie Douglas
Email: c.e.douglas@liv.ac.uk
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Course Title Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Institution Liverpool: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom
Type Diploma
Topics Healthcare areas: Infectious Diseases
Healthcare areas: Parasitic Diseases
Health Determinants: Water and Sanitation
Healthcare areas: Health Promotion and Education
Language English
Degree, Credits Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Location Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Objectives/
Content
Outcomes: At the end of the DTM&H course, the student will be able to:

* Understand the importance of the social, cultural and economic setting of people and communities in the planning and implementation of health services and disease control;
* Diagnose and treat patients suffering from the major parasitic and communicable diseases of the tropics;
* Identify stages of parasites important in the diagnosis of tropical disease;
* Recognise the main genera of insect vectors of disease and understand their behaviour sufficiently to discuss control methods intelligently;
* Understand the principles of epidemiology and control as applied to a range of diseases highly prevalent in the tropics;
* Identify the health needs of a community and discuss ways of improving health at village and district level.

Major tropical diseases including pathogenesis, clinical picture, diagnosis, epidemiology and control. Parasites and insect vectors of medical importance. Assessment and planning of health services, primary health care, environmental health, epidemiological methods and nutrition.

Next Beginning 5th September – 2nd December 2011
February & September 2012: Date and fees will be revised in May 2011
Duration 3 months full-time
No. of
Participants
Max. 70
Requirements An approved medical qualification .
Applications from international students are particularly welcomed. The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an overall: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 570 paper based exam, or 88 iBT
Teaching staff From all academic divisions of the School including tropical physicians, paediatrics and scientists, visiting lecturers from other departments and elsewhere.
Methods Practical classes, lectures, audio-visual presentations, case presentations, small group tutorials.
Evaluation Written and oral test and practical
Coordinator Dr T. O'Dempsey
Email: T.Odempsey@liverpool.ac.uk
Course fee £3,500
For further
information

Miss Eleanor Carr
Email: e.carr@liv.ac.uk
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Course Title Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance
Institution Liverpool: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Emergencies: Disaster Management
Management: Human Resources Development
Management: Strategic Project Management
Language English
Degree, Credits Diploma
Location Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Objectives/
Content

Programme Objectives
* To provide humanitarian workers with the awareness, understanding and skills essential for effective action as individuals and as members of a team.
* To identify and promote standards of good practice in humanitarian responses.
* To encourage cooperation and dialogue between governmental, non-governmental, national and international agencies involved in humanitarian action.
* To examine strategies for early warning and prevention of humanitarian crises.
* To create a more effective synergy between emergency humanitarian interventions and programmes promoting sustainable development.

Next Beginning 21st February - 1st April 2011
Duration 6 weeks
No. of
Participants
Max. 15
Requirements University degree or equivalent professional qualification or experience. Applications are welcome from persons working with governmental, international and non-governmental organisations, as well as other individuals preparing for, or currently engaged in, humanitarian work.
Care will be taken in selection of students to ensure an appropriate mix of skills and experience consistent with the multidisciplinary nature of the course.
We welcome applicants from across the globe and would be particularly pleased to receive applications from students in Southern Africa.
Methods Teaching methods include lectures, case studies, seminars, practical exercises and scenarios. Students are assessed as individuals and as members of a team.
Course fee The DHA programme fee is £1945. This includes all tuition, course materials, examination and diploma fees. A limited number of places are available to former LSTM students and University of Liverpool graduates at a reduced rate of £1560.
For further
information

Miss Katie Douglas
Email: c.e.douglas@liv.ac.uk
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Course Title Diploma in Reproductive Health in Developing Countries
Institution Liverpool: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom
Type Diploma
Topics Healthcare areas: Reproductive Health
Management: Human Resources Development
Health Technology: Management Information Systems
Management: Health Economics and Financing
Health Research and Methods
Language English
Degree, Credits Diploma in Reproductive Health in Developing Countries
Location Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Objectives/
Content

Learning objectives: At the end of the course the participants should:
* developed an awareness of the need to reduce reproductive mortality and morbidity through a multi-dimensional and team approach;
* have increased their capabilities to plan, implement and evaluate relevant programmes and interventions in reproductive health;
* appreciate the skills and techniques involved in staff motivation, training, supervision and leadership;
* be able to understand and explain basic epidemiology and simple research strategies, and apply the knowledge to analyse critically research papers and reports;
* be capable of applying the principles of health economics, clinical audit and cost effectiveness in health care;
* have received an introduction on how to use a personal computer and have acquired appropriate computing skills.

Content: The course includes introductory health economics, principles of epidemiology, computing skills, management and training concepts, research methods, family planning and abortion, infection and sexually transmitted diseases, antenatal care, labour, adolescent health and neonatal care, through a range of teaching methods and individual study. Assessment is through preparation and presentation of projects and individual oral examination, together with in-course assessments, in the form of short answer papers, critical appraisal of papers.

Next Beginning 4th January - 30th March 2011
Duration 3 months
No. of
Participants
Max. 20
Participants'
Profile
MDs, midwives, community health doctors responsible for maternity services in developing countries.
Requirements Medical qualification, together with approved post-qualification experience in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Teaching staff Staff and visiting lecturers with a wide range of experience.
Coordinator Dr Jan Hofman
Methods Combines practical classroom teaching with individual study time, small group work and visits to relevant centres in the Liverpool area. Optional clinical forums, with the opportunity for participants to discuss specific clinical issues.
Cooperation Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Liverpool
Course fee UK/ EU £ 2,650
For further
information

Miss Katie Douglas
Email: c.e.douglas@liv.ac.uk
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Course Title Diploma in Tropical Nursing
Institution Liverpool: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom
Type Diploma
Topics Healthcare areas: Nursing
Healthcare areas: Tropical Diseases
Language English
Degree, Credits Certificate
Location Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Objectives/
Content

This 3-week intensive programme is designed for nurses and midwives who intend to work in developing countries. The course will provide a wide knowledge base, incorporating laboratory work, clinical aspects of infectious diseases, child health, sexual health, neglected tropical diseases, non-communicable diseases as well as professional topics such as leading change, governance and ethics.
Full Outline coming soon

Next Beginning 13 June – 1 July 2011
Duration 3 weeks
Requirements This Diploma course is available to registered nurses and midwives. It is recommended that you have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience.
Course fee £1,450
£1,350 Early Bird discount if registered before 28 February 2011
Scholarship The Florence Nightingale Foundation
Director, The Florence Nightingale Foundation
Suite 3, 38 Ebury Street
London SW1W 0LU
Website: http://www.florence-nightingale-foundation.org.uk
For further
information

Ms June Ritchie
Tel: + 44 (0)151 705 3253
Fax: +44 (0)151 705 3347
Email: j.ritchie@liv.ac.uk
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Course Title Laboratory Diagnosis of Faecal & Blood Parasites
Institution Liverpool: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Parasitic Diseases
Health Technology: Diagnostic Methods and Laboratory Techniques
Language English
Degree, Credits Certificate
Location Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Objectives/
Content
Examination of protozoa and helminths as seen in faeces, malaria, recognition of parasites and other diagnostic approaches, recognition of haemoflagellates, spirochaetes and filarias, diagnostic problems and other self-assessment exercises, parasites in the immunocompromised host, arthropods of medical importance.
Next Beginning

17th January - 21st January 2011 (4.5 days) (25 places available)
13th June - 17th June 2011 (4.5 days) (25 places available

Appl. Deadline April 2011
Duration 4,5 days
No. of
Participants
25
Participants'
Profile
Medical officers, medical scientific officers and laboratory technicians
Requirements Experience in medical laboratory technology, medical qualifications also acceptable.
Structure 1 week, full-time
Teaching staff Specialist and experienced staff of the School
Coordinator Dr JW Bailey and Ms M Midgley
Methods Short presentations by staff followed by practical work at the bench to provide experience in the identification of the parasites concerned.
Course fee £ £515
For further
information

Miss Katie Douglas
Email: c.e.douglas@liv.ac.uk
Tel: + 44 (0)151 705 3208
Fax: +44 (0)151 705 3348
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Course Title Laboratory Diagnosis of Malaria
Institution Liverpool: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Parasitic Diseases
Health Technology: Diagnostic Methods and Laboratory Techniques
Language English
Degree, Credits Certificate
Location Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Objectives/
Content
  • Biology of malaria parasites
  • Diagnosis
    o morphological differential of blood-stage parasites
    o other approaches
    o quantification
  • Morphological anomalies and artefacts
  • Malaria and the traveller / Clinical aspects in relation to laboratory diagnosis
  • Diagnostic problems and other self-assessment exercises
  • Introduction to other blood and tissue parasites
  • Course evaluation
Next Beginning 20th June - 22nd June 2011
Duration 3 days
No. of
Participants
Max. 20
Participants'
Profile
Medical Officers, medical scientific officers and lab technicians
Requirements Experience in medical laboratory technology, medical qualifications also acceptable.
Teaching staff Specialist and experienced staff of the School
Coordinator Dr JW Bailey and Ms M Midgley
Methods Short presentations by staff followed by practical work at the bench to provide experience in the identification of the parasites concerned.
Course fee £350
10% Discount on fees applies to members of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the Association of Clinical Microbiologists (ACB). Please add your membership number on the registration form or provide proof of membership with your registration.
For further
information

Katie Douglas
Email: c.e.douglas@liverpool.ac.uk
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Course Title MSc in International Sexual & Reproductive Health
Institution Liverpool: School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Healthcare areas: Reproductive Health
Health Determinants: Human Rights and Violence
Language English
Degree, Credits A certificate of attendance is awarded to those completing the course.
Location Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Objectives/
Content
This pathway is aimed at students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of international aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in middle and low income countries. It aims to provide students with knowledge and skills needed to enable them to contribute to the strengthening of health systems in support of SRH (including maternal & neonatal health, MNH); facilitate the implementation and scale-up of good practice; and raise awareness amongst politicians, professionals and the public of the need for more effective use of knowledge and tools to impact on SRH indicators.
Next Beginning September 2011
Duration 1 year
Requirements Graduates of health-related and relevant disciplines, with at least 2 years experience in working in the health system at district, regional or national level. Non-graduates with a suitable training background (e.g. midwifery, clinical officer) are also eligible for consideration. We encourage applicants with extensive field experience and no first degree, provided they can demonstrate successful further study and personal development in their field as well as learning, analytical and communication abilities sufficient to benefit from the course.
Course fee HEU: £3,466
OSI: £12,600
For further
information
Miss Laura Hand
Email: l.c.hand@liv.ac.uk
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Course Title MSc Humanitarian Health Programme Management
Institution Liverpool: School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Topics Emergencies: Public Health in Emergencies and Disasters
Emergencies: Refugees' and Migrants' Health
Management: Health Economics and Financing
Management: Health Services Management
Management: NGO Management
Management: Strategic Project Management
Health Research and Methods
Language English
Degree, Credits Master in Science
Location Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Objectives/
Content

The programme investigates current approaches to humanitarian health programme management and identifies and develops models of good practice. Opportunities for in-depth study include regional and country case studies and a choice of modules addressing specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. In addition, the programme offers participants an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special interest indicated by client Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Organisations (IOs) or National Ministries.

Programme Aims: The curriculum has been designed to take account of current national and international priorities and policies in the field of humanitarian health programme management. It aims to:
* Explain the political and economic determinants of health and well-being in humanitarian emergencies and critically review the evolution of and current debate on approaches to sustainable development
* Provide participants with the practical skills and confidence required to manage humanitarian and development programmes and organisations to maximise their efficiency, effectiveness and accountability
* Equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to investigate and critically analyse current approaches to humanitarian health programme management and identify and develop models of good practice
* Provide an interdisciplinary forum in which participants from a variety of professional backgrounds can critically review and debate key issues of mutual interest
* Give participants an opportunity to conduct an independent in-depth research study of a specialist aspect of humanitarian interventions in the field.

Next Beginning September 2011 (1st semester in Lyon, France)
Duration one year, full time
Requirements University degree or equivalent professional qualification; Minimum of two years relevant experience Or Minimum of one year relevant experience plus Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (LSTM) or Bioforce Diploma in Relief / Development or equivalent
Coordinator Dr T O'Dempsey Email: t.odempsey@liverpool.ac.uk
Cooperation Mango; Bioforce
Course fee HEU: £3,466
OSI: £12,600
For further
information
Miss Eleanor Carr, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Email: e.carr@liv.ac.uk or
Chris BRESSEY, Institut Bioforce Développement, France
Tel: + 33 (0) 472 893 152 Email: c.bressey@bioforce.asso.fr
Internet: http://www.bioforce.asso.fr/spip.php?rubrique236 or Click here
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Course Title Laboratory Diagnosis of Faecal Parasites
Institution Liverpool: School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Parasitic Diseases
Health Technology: Diagnostic Methods and Laboratory Techniques
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Objectives/
Content

The courses concentrate on the identification in the laboratory of those parasites of medical importance (both indigenous and imported) likely to be seen in Western Europe. The malaria course concentrates on the biology and differential diagnosis of malaria in the laboratory but other blood-related parasites are also included. Each course comprises a series of mini lectures by specialist staff, followed by extensive practical work.

Course Content:

  • Examination of wet preparations faeces for the diagnosis of protozoa and helminths
  • Biology of Nematodes, Trematodes and Cestodes
  • Uses of concentration techniques
  • Staining methods for Cryptosporidium and D.fragilis
  • Diagnostic problems and other self assessment exercises
  • Course evaluation
Next Beginning

6th - 8th June 2011

Duration 3 days
No. of
Participants
25 places available
Participants'
Profile
medical officers and biomedical scientists.
Coordinator Dr JW Bailey and Ms M Midgley
Course fee £ 370
For further
information
Ms Katie Douglas
Email: c.e.douglas@liverpool.ac.uk
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Course Title Short Course in International Health Consultancy
Institution Liverpool: School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Human Resources Development
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Objectives/
Content

To provide emerging national, regional and international consultants with an opportunity to enhance and improve their professional knowledge and skills in the provision and management of consultancy services within the context of international health and deliver work that is robust, evidence-based and grounded in the reality of resource-poor settings

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this intensive 3-week course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the context of key global initiatives and new developments in international health in their role as a consultant;
  • Demonstrate the skills required to work as an international consultant,
  • Describe the international health consultancy process and its management,
  • Deliver a successful consultancy assignment within Merseyside, UK
Next Beginning 9th -27th May 2011
Duration 3 weeks
Participants'
Profile
This course is of value to health, management and social development specialists working in government, non government and academic settings worldwide.
Requirements * Masters level qualification or postgraduate professional qualification.
* Minimum of 5 years experience in the health sector.
* Experience of short-term project work, for example, consultancy or research projects, or work as an external advisor.
* Commitment to international health development.
* Interest in pro-poor and gender-equity approaches.
* English language ability to IELTS level 6.5 or TOEFL 230 computer based exam / 570 paper based exam or 88 iBT.
Coordinator Dr Vicki Doyle
E-mail: vdoyle@lath.com
Course fee £2100 excluding accommodation, transport and other living costs
For further
information
Laura Hand
Tel: + 44 (0)151 705 3208
Fax: +44 (0)151 705 3348
Email: l.c.hand@liverpool.ac.uk
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Course Title Parasitology For Haematologists
Institution Liverpool: School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Parasitic Diseases
Language English
Degree, Credits 6 Credits
Location Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Objectives/
Content

Most of the workshop sessions will be on microscopy, but there will also be short talks covering epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management. The workshop has been approved by The Royal College of Pathologists.

Next Beginning dates for 2011 are coming soon
Duration 1 day
Participants'
Profile
The workshop is specifically designed to meet the needs of haematology trainees and consultants requiring an update in haematology parasitology.
Coordinator Dr. Imelda Bates
Course fee £170
For further
information

Mrs. June Ritchie
Tel: + 44 (0)151 705 3253
Fax: +44 (0)151 705 3348
Email: jritchie@liverpool.ac.uk
Internet: Click here

Last update 28/01/2011 mas
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