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Elevate Health

This online medical course will give an introduction to survival analysis and cover many of the types of survival data and analysis techniques regularly encountered in ep ... [+]

Survival Analysis

Survival data, or more generally, time-to-event data (where the “event” can be death, disease, recovery, relapse or another outcome), is frequently encountered in epidemiologic studies. Censoring is a problem characteristic of most survival data and requires special data analytic techniques. This online medical course will give an introduction to survival analysis and cover many of the types of survival data and analysis techniques regularly encountered in epidemiologic research. The necessary statistical theory will be presented, but the course will focus on practical examples, with an emphasis on matching data analysis to the research question at hand. Lab sessions will give students the opportunity to apply the theory to real datasets using the free statistical software R.... [-]

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3 weeks
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Elevate Health

This online medical course will address two important topics in causal epidemiologic research, namely confounding and effect modification. These topics will be discussed ... [+]

Advanced Topics in Causal Research

This online medical course will address two important topics in causal epidemiologic research, namely confounding and effect modification. These topics will be discussed in the context of both etiologic research and observational intervention research. Effect modification and confounding are difficult concepts to understand and often mixed up. In this course, the theory, as well as the practical side of these issues, will be discussed.

One particular problem in causal research is that the observed relation between a determinant and an outcome is attributed to that determinant, while in fact the observed relation should be attributed to another variable. This form of bias often referred to as confounding, is central in this course. Other sources of bias, notably missing data and measurement error are not addressed in detail.... [-]

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3 weeks
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Elevate Health

During this Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety course, you will learn about typical problems, (such as confounding by indication, or rare side effects) and various phar ... [+]

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety: a current issue

With the prospect that even more innovative drug therapies will be introduced in the coming years, society is demanding new approaches to comparative risk/benefit evaluation, as well as new concepts. Such evaluations are usually carried out only once the relevant therapies have been used widely in daily practice. The safety and risk management assessment of different drug therapies is then performed within the framework of observational epidemiological studies (e.g. to establish proof of 'safety' and proof of 'effectiveness'). This is the logical next step after randomized clinical trials, which are designed to provide evidence of a drug's 'efficacy'.... [-]

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3 weeks
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Elevate Health

In this online medical course for researchers we discuss and practice how to define your review questions, how to search the literature, how to critically assess the meth ... [+]

Systematic Reviews of Prognostic Research

The number of primary studies evaluating prognostic factors and models is rising per day. Alike for therapies and diagnostic tests, critically summarizing and analyzing the evidence form prognostic studies in a systematic review and meta-analysis is beneficial for healthcare professionals seeking the best evidence. Reviews of prognostic studies are much more challenging because of more variation in questions & designs, specific sources of bias & variation, and more complex statistical meta-analytical models.

Several advances regarding the design, critical appraisal and statistical analysis in systematic reviews of prognostic studies, have recently been made. In this online medical course for researchers, we discuss and practice how to define your review questions, how to search the literature, how to critically assess the methodological quality of primary prognostic studies, and which statistical methods to use for meta-analyses of the results of primary prognostic studies. The course consists of plenary presentations, small-group discussions, and computer exercises.... [-]

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3 weeks
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Elevate Health

There’s never a shortage of questions; it’s the answers that are harder to determine. For example, what type of consent is appropriate for biobanking research? When are t ... [+]

Research Ethics: an Introduction

Volunteers are often asked to take part in medical research in order to improve the health and well being of other people, now and in the future. However noble the aim, this raises many ethical questions. How can we ensure that participants give their genuinely informed consent? What should be provided to control groups during clinical trials? How can we weigh the risks and benefits of various studies? How can we ensure scientific integrity in research? When should we conduct research with vulnerable populations, such as children and people in low- and middle-income countries? How should we interpret the Tuskegee syphilis study from a historical perspective? There’s never a shortage of questions; it’s the answers that are harder to determine.... [-]

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6 weeks
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Elevate Health

Prognosis is a key concept in patient care. However, although prognostic research is becoming increasingly important in clinical medicine, the actual methodology behind i ... [+]

Prognostic Research

Prognosis is a key concept in patient care. However, although prognostic research is becoming increasingly important in clinical medicine, the actual methodology behind it is relatively underdeveloped.

The purpose of this course is to redress this imbalance. We will, therefore, discuss the principles and methods of non-experimental prognostic research, together with the practice of prognostic research in a clinical setting. The emphasis will be on learning about the design and statistical analysis of prognostic studies, the construction and estimation of prediction rules, the various approaches to validation, and the generalization of research results. You will also learn how to address the challenges of dealing with small data sets.... [-]

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Elevate Health

The aim of this hands-on course is to enable you to become familiar with using the relevant tools so that you can become more actively involved in economic decision-makin ... [+]

Applied Economic Modeling for the Veterinary Sciences

Economic modeling underpins decision-making in the entire field of animal health economics, so a good understanding of the issues and tools involved is vital. The aim of this hands-on course is to enable you to become familiar with using the relevant tools so that you can become more actively involved in economic decision-making, particularly with regard to disease control.

Many economic tools have been developed and are currently being applied to support decisions concerning animal health. These include basic methods such as partial budgeting, cost-benefit analysis, and decision analysis, but also more advanced methodologies such as linear programming, the Markov chain and Monte Carlo simulation. You will learn about all of these, together with how to detail the critical steps in a systems analysis and choose appropriate modeling types and techniques.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
September 2019
Part-time
6 weeks
Online
Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

This course for experienced practitioners provides participants with the best and latest knowledge, techniques, and monitoring tools ... [+]

Tracking skills

This course is aimed at senior managers who are fully engaged in the planning, management, and evaluation of health sector reforms in developing countries. These senior managers may be employees in the Ministries of Health, they may work in embassies, international organizations, or non-governmental organizations that cooperate with the Ministries of Health on current health sector reforms.

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The new millennium has seen an increase in development aid for health. At the same time, the results, impact, and effectiveness of development assistance have become increasingly important. Ongoing health reforms include new forms of planning and implementation, innovations in terms of cooperation and partnerships. Do the reforms fulfill their objectives? What factors contribute to success, or failure, in a specific context?... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
August 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

This course looks at the key issues in the good governance of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) responses, including HIV, the complex political and financi ... [+]

What are the key issues in the good governance of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) responses, including HIV? How can one negotiate the complex political and financial terrain when developing policies and strategic plans? Maternal health, family planning, adolescent health, abortion and HIV, and the policies and strategies that address these, are among the most internationalized and to some extent politicized of all health issues. In this blended course, that combines classroom sessions with e-learning, you identify SRHR related international agreements, development commitments, and financial mechanisms, and analyze how these influence national policies and plans and vice versa. You will perform an SRHR strategic policy review from a multi-stakeholder perspective, addressing governance and financing structures and their implications for planning and managing the responses.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
May 2020
Full-time
3 weeks
Online & Campus Combined
Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

This e-learning course strengthens you to address health system challenges in complex emergencies and fragile states. ... [+]

This e-learning course strengthens you to address health system challenges in complex emergencies and fragile states. To prepare you for improving these challenging situations we will analyze roles and strategies of key actors, humanitarian aid and politics, and human rights policies. You will thus become able to develop context-specific strategies for rebuilding disrupted health systems.

Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

Analyse the challenges of regulating healthcare provision in fragile and conflict-affected environments Discuss governance challenges and the key issues while addressing them in fragile and conflict-affected environments Analyse the challenges of allocating limited resources in fragile and conflict-affected environments Identify policy and implementation gaps and discuss options to address these in fragile and conflict-affected environments Develop context-specific strategies to address challenges in rebuilding health systems in fragile and conflict-affected environments Online learning ... [-]
Netherlands Amsterdam
March 2020
Full-time
2 - 5 weeks
Campus
Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

In this course, participants examine how to improve access to equitable, quality sexual and Reproductive Health/ HIV and AIDS services with a focus on rights, while impro ... [+]

In this course, participants examine how to improve access to equitable, quality sexual and Reproductive Health/ HIV and AIDS services with a focus on rights, while improving integration of services as well as voice and participation.

This course is TropEd accredited and can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or the Master in Public Health programmes. It is aimed at senior health managers and professionals working in sexual and public health.

Improving access to equitable and quality sexual and reproductive health, including HIV and AIDS-related services, is a major priority in global public health. This makes the effective organization of these services critical.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
April 2020
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in sexual reproductive health policy, including HIV and AIDS, towards more inclusive and rights-based approaches ... [+]

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in sexual reproductive health policy, including HIV and AIDS, towards more inclusive and rights-based approaches to sexual and reproductive health.

This course is tropEd accredited and is intended for public health professionals looking to elevate their capabilities in sexual and reproductive health. It can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or Master in Public Health programmes.

Content

Sexual and reproductive health includes a range of issues that affect the health of women and men at all stages in their lives. Driven by women’s and human rights movements, there has been a shift in the international arena from primarily focusing on population control and safe motherhood towards more inclusive and rights-based approaches to sexual and reproductive health.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
March 2020
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

Disease control refers to a broad package of strategies for controlling diseases, from primary prevention, health promotion, and health legislation to screening for early ... [+]

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 course is designed to help disease control officers retain the strength of their programmes while moving towards more integrated and sector-wide approaches.

This course is TropEd accredited and can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or the Master in Public Health programmes.

In order to choose the right strategies for a specific disease in a given situation, healthcare managers need to understand the context in which a disease arises, the factors contributing to its spread, and the natural course of the disease.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
April 2020
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

This course provides knowledge and skills that healthcare managers, policymakers, and planners need for human resource planning and management. It discusses policies, str ... [+]

This course provides knowledge and skills that healthcare managers, policymakers, and planners need for human resource planning and management. It discusses policies, strategies, and practices at a national and workplace level to address health workforce issues.

This course is tropEd accredited and can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or Master in Public Health programmes.

Content

How can policymakers and managers improve the performance of the health workforce? How does one plan human resources? How can organizational development contribute to the performance of health workers?

The quality of health service delivery depends largely on the availability and performance of qualified personnel, aided by sufficient facilities, equipment, and drugs. Policymakers and managers can influence the performance of health workers by using carefully formulated and implemented human resources for health policies and strategies developed in consultation with stakeholders. In order to enhance workforce performance, policy makers and managers also need to be able to analyze organizational culture and behavior and to identify appropriate leadership skills.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
February 2020
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics, and health financing, taking into account the diverse profit and not for prof ... [+]

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics, and health financing, taking into account the diverse profit and not for profit systems.

This course is tropEd accredited and is intended for public health professionals looking to elevate their capabilities in healthcare financing. It can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or Master in Public Health programmes.

Content

This module takes an in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics, and health financing. Among these are the vital discussion points of decentralization, the public-private mix, international finance of health goods, aid effectiveness, TRIPS, community participation, health insurance and governance of health systems. The influence that certain actors, such as the international donor community and consumer groups, have on the health policy agenda is explored, and recent influential reports concerning health policy are discussed.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
May 2020
Full-time
2 - 3 weeks
Campus