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
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
You can also consult the web site
Please forward this e-mail also to interested colleagues. Thank you.
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
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
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