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Intensive Short Course for Professionals

April 2016 (dates to be confirmed)

Our blended teaching (distance learning and class based) short course is designed as a professional development course and will assume no prior knowledge of human resource management. Sessions are highly interactive and participants will be expected to actively engage with small group work, prepare presentations, discuss case studies and engage in online and and library-based research.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

IIHD can also tailor short courses in country to suit specific organisational or national requirements in HRH on request.

IIHD, Participants from 2015 HRGH Short Course

Participants from 2015 Course

Health Workforce Development for Strengthening Health Systems 

“All people, everywhere, shall have access to a skilled, motivated, and supported health worker within a robust health system.” (2nd Global Health Forum 2011)

Human resource inadequacy has been recognised in the past decade as the key constraint to the capacity of countries to scale up critical health interventions. Much attention has been focused on the quantitative inadequacies – the absolute shortages of numbers of clinical health professionals and support workers, but it is increasingly recognised that problems are worsened by the absence of effective human resource management and cannot be resolved without tackling this gap.

Our short course comprises 3 weeks distance learning and 2 weeks class based. The module will develop professional skills for planning, mobilising, and motivating the health workforce to meet contemporary challenges faced by health systems globally.

The module allows you to identify epidemiological, economic, health systems and policy factors that shape country-specific health workforce challenges in a range of health systems, including those recovering from humanitarian crises and conflict. We use the HRH Action Framework to critically discuss evidence-based strategies and solutions to address the issues raised.

Fees for 2015/16

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