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Short Courses & Distance Learning

Increasingly, professionals in the health care field in low and middle income countries need to have a firm understanding of emerging issues.

Each year IIHD offers a series of short courses (Semester 1), (Semester 2) and distance learning (Semester 3) .

Participants of the professional development courses will receive a certificate of attendance from the Institute.

However, participants wishing to gain an award may register for a post graduate certificate. The modules are then taken for credit on a part-time basis each year. A PG Cert requires 60 credits and a post graduate diploma requires 120 credits. If you do a dissertation in addition to the short courses, you will gain 180 credits.

If you register for an award, you can have up to 4 years for a PG Cert, 5 years for a PG Dip and 7 years for a MSc to complete in part-time mode.

Classes are held at the new Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh campus which students will find charming and relaxing (www.qmu.ac.uk). Edinburgh is the lively capital of Scotland with a rich cultural life and close access to the beautiful Scottish countryside, the highlands of Scotland and the lovely Scottish Borders.

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - Campus

For our distance learning courses, easy access to broadband internet and a computer is required.

Short courses and module descriptors - Semester 1: (September - December 2013)

Module Name

Module Co-ordinator

Code

Emerging Challenges in the Global Health Workforce

29 October - 15 November 2013

Link to HRH Professional Short Courses page

Karina Kielmann

NM268

Global Health & Social Policy

19 September - 16 October 2013

Suzanne Fustukian

NM265

Health Systems

16 September - 17 October 2013

Karina Kielmann

NM217

International Public Health

29 October - 28 November 2013

Oonagh O’Brien / Duane Blaauw

NM218

Researching Global Health & Development

28 October - 27 November 2013

Carola Eyber

NM264

Social Development Policy and Practice

28 October - 28 November 2013

Suzanne Fustukian

NM172

Short courses and module descriptors - Semester 2: (January - April 2014)

Module Name

Module Co-ordinator

Code

Gender, Health & Development

14 January - 13 February 2014

Oonagh O’Brien

NM112

Global Health Workforce Planning

27 January - 07 February 2014

Link to HRH Professional Short Courses page

Jean Robson

NM266

HIV & Development

module not offered in 2013/14

Oonagh O’Brien

 

Managing and Developing the Health Workforce

24 March - 03 April 2014

Link to HRH Professional Short Courses page

Jean Robson

NM267

Policy & Practice in Complex Emergencies(under revision)

24 February - 27 March 2014

Suzanne Fustukian

NM111

Project Design & Management

13 January - 12 February 2014

Carola Eyber

NM104

Research Design & Proposal Writing

14 January - 19 March 2014 (also see DL option below)

Bregje de Kok

NM272

Sexual & Reproductive Health

25 February - 28 March 2014

Bregje de Kok

NM198

Social Justice

13 January - 21 March 2014

NM153
Independent Study

Oonagh O’Brien

NM106

Please note: Class based Psychosocial Interventions for Displaced Populations (not offered in 2014)

Distance Learning - 2014

Module Name

Module Co-ordinator

Code

Psychosocial Interventions for Displaced Populations by Distance Learning

24 February - 04 April 2014 (6 weeks)

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Carola Eyber

NM270

Research Design & Proposal Writing by Distance Learning

April - June 2014 dates to be confirmed (7 weeks)

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Bregje de Kok

NM273

 

Others - Semester 3: (April to August)

Module Name

Module Co-ordinator

Code

Dissertation

Carola Eyber

NM176

Summer Short Course in Health Economics (2013)

Barbara McPake

n/a

Modules arranged alphabetically by semester 1/2/3

Note: All assignments for above modules are required to be submitted 3 weeks after final lecture. Also note that although some of these courses have similar dates, you can take more than one course as lectures are either in morning or afternoon - no lectures run at the same time.

How to Apply

Programme Routes

Courses will run subject to availability - contact us for details.

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