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E-DRUG: Rational Drug Management Course

[Please note the Rational Drug Management in International Health course, 20 
June - 1 July 2005. WB]

Short Courses in International Health - Schedule 2005!
At the University of Heidelberg, Germany  

Dear Sir or Madam, 

We would like to announce again the following Short Courses offered by the 
Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health of the University of 
Heidelberg in 2005.
All courses are accredited within the European tropEd Master Programme in 
International Health, but can also be taken individually for specific further 
qualifications, certified by the University of Heidelberg.
A two-weeks course costs EUR 1.500. The course fee includes course materials, 
but not the accommodation or other personal costs during the stay. 
Unfortunately, we cannot offer any scholarships. 

For further information, organisation & application forms please inquire 
atshort.courses@urz.uni-heidelberg.de or natascha_petersen@urz.uni-heidelberg.de

You can also consult the web site 

Please forward this e-mail also to interested colleagues. Thank you.

Kind regards

Natascha Petersen


Medical Anthropology as a Tool for Public Health
4-15 April 2005

The course uses ethnographic case studies from the field of Medical 
Anthropology in order to create an understanding of culturally constructed 
concepts of illness and disease. Drawing on a range of sources from different 
countries, including Europe, the manifold connections between culture and 
health are explored. On the basis of these case studies the methods of Medical 
Anthropology are explained and their usefulness and applicability for health 
care issues are demonstrated.

Reproductive health services and HIV/AIDS: new evidence and strategy
18-29 April 2005

The core of the course is devoted to methods for improving and managing 
reproductive health in the health system with a particular focus on appropriate 
indicators, planning process and service provision. 
Considerable attention is also given to the future SRH agenda like infertility, 
new family planning methods, anti retroviral therapy, and prevention of mother 
to child transmission of HIV.

Health of Populations in Unstable Situations
2-13 May 2005

In cooperation with the Centre of Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters 
(CRED), University of Louvain/B
The goal of the course is to provide a better under-standing of the issues 
related to the health care of refugees, internally displaced persons and the 
affected host population in developing countries and to the health care of 
The content of the course reflects up-to-date knowledge and experience with the 
 management of complex disasters, complex emergencies and post-conflict 
situations in the health sector. 

Quality Management in International Health
06   17 June 2005 
19   30 September 2005
In cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft f|r Technische Zusammenarbeit 
(GTZ) mbH. 
This course covers the general principles and frameworks for defining and 
promoting the quality of health systems and services including processes, 
models and tools for assuring and evaluating quality, using case studies from 
Germany and other countries. Included in the course is a two day training in an 
international quality management model.

Rational Drug Management in International Health
20 June - 1 July 2005

In cooperation with Swiss Tropical Institute (STI)
The goal of this course is to enable health professionals to understand and 
apply the concepts of essential drugs and rational drug management, considering 
national and international drug policy and financing options, and to improve 
their knowledge and skills for rational drug management. Drugs are an essential 
tool for preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care. Therefore 
rational drug management has become an increasingly important topic in order to 
make optimal use of the drug budget and to offer health services of the highest 
possible standard.

Consultancy Skills in International Cooperation in Health 
-  Proposal Development targeting international donors
04   08 July 2005

At the end of the course the participants will be able to develop and write a 
project proposal targeting international donors. 
1. Describe the health sector of the country in which the proposal will be 
2. Describe different approaches to planning 
3. Define and apply the principles of effective writing of a project proposal 
4. Describe the principles of assessment and evaluation of proposals

Consultancy Skills in International Cooperation in Health 
-   Evaluation of Health Projects and Programmes
11   22 July 2005

The goal of this module is to enable the participants evaluate a health service 
project or programme and write an evaluation report for a Ministry of Health 
and a funding agency. 
1. Describe the health care sector of the country in which the evaluation takes 
2. Apply the principles of effective writing on evaluations 
3. Describe the basic principles and processes for the evaluation of health 
projects and programmes 
4. Explain basic skills to evaluate a project or programme as a team 
5. Demonstrate knowledge about the important steps to set up a consultancy unit

Health and Human Rights
01   18 August 2005

This course of study covers the general concepts and principles of human 
rights, their relationship to, and impact within the health sector. The course 
will use case studies from numerous countries, with a focus on low and 
middle-income countries, and the experiences of those within the course, to 
examine the vital role of human rights within the health sector. Participants 
will have the opportunity to practice incorporating human rights into policies, 
strategies, monitoring and evaluation.  

Financing Health Care   Principles of Insurance
07   18 November 2005

The overall objective of this module is to learn experiences and lessons learnt 
from different countries in the area of financing health care, which can then 
be applied to different contexts. In addition, discussion of cases will enable 
the students to develop an analytic approach to problem solving and apply 
theoretical knowledge to a real life context.

Ms Natascha Petersen
Short Courses in International Health
Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health
University of Heidelberg
INF 324, D-69120 Heidelberg
Phone   +49 6221 56 70 65
Fax       +49 6221 56 49 18 
E-Mail   Natascha_Petersen@urz.uni-heidelberg.de

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