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You can usually take higher education courses if you’re 18 or older. They’re regularly taught in universities, colleges and professional institutions such as art schools or agricultural colleges - nearly all of which have their own websites. You can get a wide range of skills, for example, diplomas, bachelor degrees, foundation degrees and post-graduate degrees.

Les cours peuvent varier de beaucoup en longueur. Certains cours à plein temps dure quelques semaines et d'autres quelques années. Certains cours à temps partiel peuvent même durer plus longtemps.

The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. English speaking students will have no problems finding suitable courses. For international students applying to universities in the Netherlands, several scholarships are available.

The capital city of Netherlands, Amsterdam has well known universities such as the University of Amsterdam and Universiteitsbibliotheek Amsterdam. These educational institutions tend to provide diversified graduate and post graduate degree programs, and they have top notch Research and Development facilities.

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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: organising effective responses

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 3 weeks May 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

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. [+]

Course Studies 2017 in Amsterdam Netherlands. 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 effective organisation of these services critical. This module puts rights at the centre of SRHR and builds on the best contemporary evidence to critically analyse effective responses across the constituent parts of the health system. It also addresses serious questions on the evolving role of health system in the process of addressing SHR/HIV and AIDS i.e. When, whether or how should the health system lead, follow or facilitate? Participants critically examine synergies and efficiencies, and the trade-offs that need to made in the process of integrating different kinds of services within and without the domain of SRHR. The module focuses on considerations of equity, voice, accountability and participation in the organisation of responses and services, and concentrates on making services accessible to marginalised groups. This module translates the principles of sound SRHR/HIV and AIDS responses into practice. Objectives At the end of the course, students will be able to: critically analyse various concepts related to sexual and reproductive health and rights within a development context explain and present trends and patterns on a range of SRHR issues and analyse the factors driving them analyse SRH issues and concepts from a rights based perspective identify and discuss principles of context specific best practice and interventions in the area of SRHR translate their understanding of SRHR issues and their causes into local and national intervention strategies discuss and analyse components of effective SRHR responses; translating evidence into practice identify and utilise opportunities for synergies across SRHR programmes and Health systems components critically analyse existing SRHR services from the perspective of marginalised and vulnerable communities and provide recommendations on how to enhance voice and equitable access evaluate and recommend context appropriate programs and interventions Content Contemporary best practice in effectively responding to SRHR and HIV Changing roles and responsibilities of the health sector in response to SRHR and HIV Key aspects of programmes, e.g. youth-friendly health services, family planning, safe abortion, quality of care, maternal and newborn health, basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric services, (V)CT services, PMTCT services, ART services Opportunities for synergies and considerations for service integration: e.g. PMTCT and FP, FP and sexual health, STI and HIV Continuum of Care models for SHRH and HIV and how to organise them Reducing stigma and discrimination, and ensuring rights Enhancing voice, accountability and participation of marginalised and vulnerable communities in organising responses State of the art in effectively responding to SRHR and HIV Changing roles and responsibilities of the health sector in responding to SRHR and HIV Key aspects of programmes, e.g.: youth-friendly health services, family planning, safe abortion, quality of care, maternal and new born health, basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric services, (V)CT services, PMTCT services, ART services Opportunities for synergies and considerations for integrations of services: e.g. PMTCT and FP, FP and sexual health, STI and HIV Admission criteria Academic training or a professional qualification in a relevant field Work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries Proficiency in spoken and written English [-]

Sexual and reproductive health and rights including HIV and AIDS

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 3 weeks March 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

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. [+]

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. In addition to maternal and neonatal, health, family planning and other aspects of reproductive health, sexual health is key. Both HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have a dramatic impact on the social and economic circumstances of both individuals and societies. Improvements in sexual and reproductive health require more than a biomedical response; effective responses focus to gender roles, identities, social norms, values and address deep taboos. These factors all contribute substantially to the type of interventions that health managers and professionals need to provide. The module explores the causes, consequences and patterns of across a range of SRH issues: sexual health, family planning, infertility , antenatal, perinatal, postpartum health, newborn health, abortion, adolescent health, gender based violence and HIV. The module also explores key considerations for SRHR and HIV policy and practice: such as gender; rights based approaches; sexuality; stigma and discrimination; and ethics. Participants will explore their own norms and values in relation to sexuality and the way these drive the problems and the response to the problems. Specific attention will be provided to groups that are not sufficiently reached by SRH services, such as adolescents and people with disabilities. Admission criteria Academic training or professional qualification in a relevant area Work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries Proficiency in spoken and written English [-]

Control strategies for communicable and non-communicable diseases

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 3 - 5 weeks April 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

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. [+]

Course Studies 2017 in Amsterdam Netherlands. 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, health care managers need to understand the context in which a disease arises, the factors contributing to its spread, and the natural course of the disease. In this module a number of diseases, both communicable and non-communicable (NCD), are used as models to demonstrate different aspects and principles of disease control. A wide variety of issues relevant to public health are discussed, such as malaria, tuberculosis, nutrition, smoking, as well as refugee health care. Part of this module is carried out through interactive learning in a Virtual Learning Environment. Objectives At the end of the module students will be able to: appraise and interpret research results on the epidemiology of communicable diseases (CDs) and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and describe how they can inform relevant decision-making processes about control strategies analyse and critically discuss different approaches and strategies used in disease control and formulate context-appropriate strategies to control one or more CDs and/or NCDs compare and contrast the approaches to the control of communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases (i.e. behavioural, immunological, environmental, nutritional, service delivery) in relation to relevant levels of prevention analyse and critically discuss strengths and weaknesses of specific disease control programmes or strategies (CD & NCD) in relation to integrated approaches of health systems development and current health reforms regarding the control of CDs & NCDs Content refresher on basic concepts: Trends, high-risk populations, behavioural risk factors, transmission patterns, epidemic-endemic, infection-disease, etc. approaches to the control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and similarities and differences between control strategies. control strategies, such as: screening/case finding and case management, vaccination, adherence and retrieval of patients, prevention, monitoring & evaluation, surveillance, health promotion, environmental interventions, legislation/regulation etc. malnutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, obesity analysis and design of control programmes both at the level of health services and intersectorally, for both CDs & NCDs implications and interactions between current health reforms and CD & NCD control strategies; implications and interactions of policies of other sectors on disease control strategies. role of communities in control of CDs and NCDs health problems in the context of refugee camps Admission criteria Academic training or a professional qualification in a relevant field Work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries Proficiency in spoken and written English [-]

Human Resources for Health

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 3 weeks February 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

This course provides knowledge and skills that health care managers, policy makers 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 provides knowledge and skills that health care managers, policy makers 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 policy makers and managers improve the performance of the health workforce? How does one plan human resources? How can organisational 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. Policy makers 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 analyse organisational culture and behaviour and to identify appropriate leadership skills. This course addresses the knowledge and skills that policy makers and managers need for human resource planning and management. It provides an overview of the situation of Human Resources for Health (HRH) from a global perspective and subsequently discusses policies, strategies and practices at a national level and at the workplace to address health workforce issues. Topics include rational planning, training, governance and gender, performance retention and motivation and, leadership and organisational change. Objectives At the end of the module the participants should be able to: explain the concept of Human Resources in the health sector analyse and discuss the various issues in human resources in the health sector discuss different strategies to assure sufficient and qualified staff are equitably distributed critically appraise staff performance, identify performance problems and suggest appropriate solutions critically assess training programs for health care workers and provide appropriate recommendations for improvement analyse organisational behaviour and discuss strategic options and leadership styles for change Course Content Introduction to HRH Strategic planning of HRH Workload Retention, motivation and performance of health workers Governance and HRH, including migration Addressing gender and rights in HRH policies and plans Training Leadership and organisational change Admission criteria Academic training or a professional qualification in a relevant field Work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries Proficiency in spoken and written English [-]

Health Policy and Financing

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 2 weeks May 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

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. [+]

Course Studies 2017 in Amsterdam Netherlands. 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 decentralisation, 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. As part of this course, students are required to critically read and discuss papers on specific health policy debates in low and middle income countries. Examples of such policy debates include: feasibility of national insurance systems the role of private sector and contracting arrangements and the relationship between decentralisation and equity Content Organisation of aid The major developments in the area of international development finance, including those in the area of aid, debt (relief) and the financial sector The economics behind aid, and the financial crisis the links between these developments and health WTO, intellectual property and TRIPS Health insurance Decentralisation and contracting Discussions on equity, transparency, governance and accountability in health systems Objectives At the end of the module the participants should be able to: develop a broad overview of the organisation of development aid, its evolving architecture and critically discuss its effectiveness. Critically appraise the role of the donor community in recent health sector developments. describe and analyse the relationship between health and economic development within the macro-economic context of low income countries. critically analyse the role of the pharmaceutical sector, in the context of existing international trade laws and agreements, on health and on health service delivery and access in low and middle income countries. analyse the benefits and critical problems associated with public-private relations and, in particular contracting and performance based finance. appraise alternative and innovative modes of financing of the health systems. analyse the key characteristics of health system decentralisation in low and middle income countries: popularity, diversity, contradiction, context specifics; and propose a broad outline for effective health system decentralisation. discuss the conditions and circumstances in which health programmes should be vertically organised or integrated. examine and discuss the meaning and importance of community participation in development work with the aim of reflecting upon past experiences and then develop strategies for working with communities towards achieving better accountability and governance. Admission criteria Academic training or professional qualification in a relevant area Work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries Proficiency in spoken and written English [-]

Using Geographic Information Systems in disease control programs (GIS)

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 2 weeks April 2017 Netherlands Enschede

The course gives an introduction to the use of GIS in disease control programmes and provides knowledge and basic skills on how GIS can be used for disease control, focusing on the epidemiological assessment of disease burden and the improvement of programmatic planning and management. [+]

The course ‘Using GIS in disease control programmes’ jointly organized by KIT and the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) Enschede, combines expertise in geographic information systems and its application in disease control. The course gives an introduction to the use of GIS in disease control programmes and provides knowledge and basic skills on how GIS can be used for disease control, focusing on the epidemiological assessment of disease burden and the improvement of programmatic planning and management. Participants can choose from a range of practical case studies to tailor the course to their own needs. Week 1 During the first week in Enschede, participants will be familiarized with key concepts and techniques in GIS, with an emphasis on developing basic software operating skills (ESRI ArcGIS vs 10.1 desktop). Topics include: Data collection and formats, including coordination systems, projections and geo-referencing Data storage and processing Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) Geo-spatial data mapping, geo-visualization and data interpretation. Important issues are the spatial and temporal characteristics of health data, design, collection of spatial (baseline) data and geo-visualization. Week 2 The second week, held at KIT in Amsterdam, provides an opportunity to apply and extend the GIS skills that have been learned in the first week. The course will address specific topics in disease epidemiology, in disease patterns in space and time, and in planning and evaluation of disease control programmes. Participants will work independently or in small groups on case studies using source data provided. The level of the case studies range from basic mapping to more advanced geo-statistical applications. Participants can choose between different topics according to their individual training requirements. The programme includes the following themes: Visualization and exploration of patterns of disease in space and time Identification of risk factors of disease in space and time, including risk mapping Assessment of accessibility and availability to health facilities Visualization and analysis of health management information, such as indicators for monitoring and evaluation of programme performance and availability of (human) resources. During the first and second week participants will be assisted in setting up a GIS based on their own data, as well as applying newly obtained GIS techniques to their data. Admission Early Bird registration applies when payment is made before 1 March 2016. The course is intended for programme officers, data-managers working in disease control, and researchers and students in the field of public health and epidemiology. Fluency in English and general computer skills are required. A basic understanding of data analysis is recommended For participants from outside Europe the application deadline is 4 weeks before the start of the course. When interested, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible, because admission is closed when the maximum number of participants (25) is reached. [-]

Advanced course on Universal Health Coverage (UHC): Current challenges in Health Sector Reforms

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

This course is designed for senior managers who are actively involved in planning, management and evaluation of health sector reforms in developing countries. These senior managers may be working either in Ministries of Health; or they may be staff of embassies, international organisations, or NGOs developing partnerships with Ministries of Health within health reform. [+]

Course Studies 2017 in Amsterdam Netherlands. This course is designed for senior managers who are actively involved in planning, management and evaluation of health sector reforms in developing countries. These senior managers may be working either in Ministries of Health; or they may be staff of embassies, international organisations, or NGOs developing partnerships with Ministries of Health within health reform. In this two week course held at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam (KIT) participants learn more about the most important topics in health policy, planning and financing, their effects on equity and efficiency, and their relation to the strengthening of health systems. This year the course will focus on reform in relation to Universal Health Coverage (UHC). *this course was formerly known as advanced course on Health Sector Reforms and Financing: towards universal health coverage Content Health systems in countries all over the world are facing challenges in order to meet the increasing needs and demands of their citizens. Since the new millennium, the international community has engaged in an active debate on how to ensure ‘access to good quality services according to needs and preferences, regardless of income level, social status, gender or residency’. WHO devoted the World Health Report of 2010 to ‘Universal Health Coverage’ sparking worldwide discussion. WHO has urged countries to move towards financing systems based on pre-payment in order to protect people from catastrophic expenditure and impoverishment while accessing health care services. In reality, low and middle income countries still largely depend on out-of-pocket payments for their health system funding. Despite global international investment most low-income countries will continue to depend on external assistance to achieve UHC. Achieving UHC requires that attention be paid not just to financial arrangements but also to addressing non-financial barriers to accessing services, such as geographical and cultural barriers, and problems of quality of care. Whilst aiming for UHC we also need to look at how resources can be allocated more efficiently. We are not just planning for health care but for all aspects of health and all its determining and contributing factors. This has to be done without marginalising the ‘bottom billion’: the poorest of the poor. We need to examine how health systems are performing in all their constituent parts. What do we know from experience? What is the best evidence we have for that? How do we translate such knowledge into policy? How does one convince policymakers who have so many interests to safeguard? Objectives This short course aims to help participants understand the context and scope of current reforms and financing options in the health sector of developing countries, with a particular focus on Universal Health Coverage. Course Content The following subjects are reviewed during the course: Introduction to health sector reform and UHC Introduction and comparative (dis)advantages of different modes of health systems financing External aid: its macro-economic effects and the challenges of raising additional domestic resources for UHC Demand side barriers to UHC Quality of care and Universal Health Coverage Operational challenges in implementing Social Health Insurance in LIC Provider payment Mechanisms and Results-based Financing Organisational reforms and their relation to UHC: Decentralisation, Privatisation, Integration of services, Health reforms and their impact on equity and inequalities Voice and accountability: How are the people involved in governance issues relating to UHC? The policy process and UHC. Measuring progress towards UHC Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Health in All Policies (HiAP) and their relation to health systems (financing) Human Resources for Health: How will the HR crisis affect UHC? Learning methods The course consists of introductory lectures, exercises, case studies and interactive group discussions building on participants’ experiences with the respective topics and issues. A reader will be provided with essential literature that must be read before each class session. Assessment For participants who wish to be examined a paper or exam can be provided. tropEd students must take an exam at the end of the course. Accreditation This course is accredited by tropEd. It can be taken as an advanced module for the Master in International Health programme organised by TropEd, a network of European institutions for higher education in international health. Facilitators KIT has over 50 years of experience with courses and training workshops. All facilitators have a broad international experience as teachers and researchers and have written several publications. [-]

Monitoring and evaluation in a dynamic health environment

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

This course equips participants with up-to-date knowledge and state-of-the-art monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools enabling them to answer such questions as: What models, frameworks and tools are suitable for a specific evaluation? How to balance the perspectives of different stakeholders? [+]

This advanced practitioners course equips participants with up-to-date knowledge and state-of-the-art monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools enabling them to answer such questions as: What models, frameworks and tools are suitable for a specific evaluation? How to balance the perspectives of different stakeholders? Monitoring and evaluation skills are essential tools for working in a dynamic development environment. They aid decision making and lead to improvements in project impact through maximising the learnings available. This course is designed for senior managers who are actively involved in planning, management and evaluation of health sector reforms in developing countries. These senior managers might be either working in Ministries of Health, or they may be staff of embassies, international organisations, or NGOs developing partnerships with Ministries of Health within the scope of current health reforms. Content The new millennium has seen an increase in global aid for health. At the same time there is increasing emphasis on results, impact and aid effectiveness. Ongoing health reforms involve new modes of planning and implementation, new types of partnerships and cooperation. Are the reforms actually achieving their aims? What factors contribute to success or failure in a given context? There is a need to examine whether projects have an impact on population health, and whether the changes can be attributed to a specific intervention. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plays a crucial role in the planning of health sector reforms and policy shifts. At the same time, the sector requires innovative thinking in order to adapt to existing M&E systems. Adaptations in M&E systems are needed to monitor whether resource allocation follows priorities, scarce human resources are being used efficiently, and essential health services reach the poor and disadvantaged. The course will allow key staff in Ministries of Health as well as external development partners to gain a deeper understanding of the role M&E plays in all aspects of the health system including the institutional, political, financial, managerial, human resource, inter-sectoral and public health dimensions. Topics covered include M&E, and management information systems which provide the basic data required for informed and effective decision making, planning and implementation in a health system. New M&E frameworks, techniques and information technology will also be examined. Objectives The aim of this short course is to provide participants with a broad knowledge of advanced monitoring and evaluation tools and methods, and how to appropriately apply these in the health sector in developing countries. At the end of the course the participants will be able to: explain and critically discuss the fundamental concepts that underpin effective monitoring and evaluation of health programs within health systems identify the most appropriate strategy and evaluation design in a given situation, develop M&E plans, select, adapt and apply suitable tools as well as performance indicators and information management systems explain new and innovative approaches to M&E ranging from the appropriate use of technology through to new theoretical frameworks and approaches describe and critically analyse how aid architecture and multiple stakeholders in the health system influence the design of M&E address perspectives of different stakeholders in participation and decision making in the process of M&E interpret results, develop feedback and apply the information strategically Course Content The following subjects are reviewed during the course: Introduction to M&E: overview of concepts, methods, frameworks and tools M&E in the health sector: service delivery, health care financing, human resources Tools for M&E in supply and delivery systems Information management systems at national, local and project level Global Health Initiatives and the role of M&E Ensuring adequate data quality for M&E Innovative approaches to M&E Making M&E equity and gender aware Ethics, and dealing with conflicts of interest in M&E Learning methods The course consists of introductory lectures, exercises, case studies and interactive group discussions building on participants’ experiences with the respective topics and issues. A reader will be provided with essential literature that must be read before each class session. Assessment For participants who wish to be examined a paper or exam can be provided. tropEd students must take an exam at the end of the course. Accreditation This course is accredited by tropEd. It can be taken as an advanced module for the Master in International Health programme organised by tropEd, a network of European institutions for higher education in international health. Scholarships There are scholarships available for this course from the Netherlands Fellowship Programme. Check our website for more information. [-]

Community Systems Strengthening for Health (e-learning)

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Online Full time 3 weeks October 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

What are community systems, how are they organized, what are their roles for improving health outcomes (e.g. for SRHR, HIV and AIDS), and why is it important to strengthening community systems for health in various contexts? [+]

Course Studies 2017 in Amsterdam Netherlands. E-learning courses are the perfect solution for those looking to expand their knowledge but unable to study in Amsterdam. They can be followed via internet connection from anywhere in the world. The e-learning course ‘Community Systems Strengthening for Health’ is in process of tropEd accreditation and can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health programme. Content What are community systems, how are they organized, what are their roles for improving health outcomes (e.g. for SRHR, HIV and AIDS), and why is it important to strengthening community systems for health in various contexts? To explore these questions, this course uses Community Systems Strengthening (CSS) frameworks and explicitly delves into the issues of voice, accountability and ownership from difference perspectives. Participants are able to reflect and debate the extent of community participation, the roles communities play in responding to for example HIV epidemic, and how community systems relate with other social systems – while adhering to GIPA/MIPA/MePA principles. Admission criteria Academic training or a professional qualification in a relevant field Three years relevant working experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries Proficiency in spoken and written English [-]

Analysing Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 3 weeks September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Enschede Ethiopia + 2 more

This course focuses on analyzing health systems in fragile and conflict-affected environments, using appropriate tools, and reviews the main system components. [+]

If you are a health professional working in or with countries in crisis, working as health personnel in government institutions, NGOs, UN agencies and humanitarian organisations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you. This 10-day residential training programme for health professionals focuses on analysing health systems in fragile and conflict-affected environments, using appropriate tools, and reviews the main system components. Participants analyze the agenda of key actors and formulate recommendations for adequate health sector strategies, plans and monitoring and evaluation systems. Content Over one billion people live in fragile and conflict-affected environments. Conflict and fragility have a severe and devastating impact on health systems. Unreliable and incomplete information hampers sound decision making, while fast evolving events increase uncertainty. This course focuses on analyzing health systems in fragile and conflict-affected environments, using appropriate tools, and reviews the main system components. This comprehensive analysis considers the bigger challenges that confront health systems in chronic crisis: the damage at all of their levels and in their main components, the limited legitimacy and capacity of national authorities, and the unique opportunities for addressing their main weaknesses and distortions. The course uses case-studies, learning from successes and failures in health sectors of countries experiencing a variety of crises. The course takes a critical look at humanitarian as well as development aid and its politics. Participants analyze the agenda of key actors and formulate recommendations for adequate health sector strategies, plans and monitoring and evaluation systems. This course can be followed independently or as part of the Master in Public Health, track in Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments or as advanced module in the Master in International Health. Admission criteria a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in medicine, public health, social sciences or related disciplines at least 3 years of work experience in humanitarian action or health systems development, preferably in contexts affected by crisis proven proficiency in spoken and written English [-]

Rebuilding resilient Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 2 weeks September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Enschede Ethiopia + 2 more

Rebuilding resilient Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments addresses the short-term and long-term needs of a fragile state’s health system. [+]

Course Studies 2017 in Amsterdam Netherlands. If you are a health professional working in or with countries in crisis, working as health personnel in government institutions, NGOs, UN agencies and humanitarian organisations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you. This residential training programme for health professionals explores the complex fields of health systems in fragile and conflict affected environments. Content While disease outbreaks or high mortality rates must be the short-term focus in many fragile and conflict-affected environments, it is imperative to start planning for the transition to the longer term development of the health system. This dual focus requires addressing the short-term and long-term needs of a fragile state’s health system. How to address these needs? What is the role of the donor agencies in rebuilding resilient health systems? This course explores potential answers, looking critically at what might be seen as best practices from a variety of fragile contexts, in order to equip participants with a set of practical tools to rebuild resilient health systems. Admission criteria a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in medicine, public health, social sciences or related disciplines at least 3 years of work experience in humanitarian action or health systems development, preferably in contexts affected by crisis ability to complete 28 hours of pre-course assignment proven proficiency in English [-]

Health Policy, Governance and Finance in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 3 - 5 weeks September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

What are the key issues in addressing governance challenges in fragile and conflict-affected environments? What are the consequences of health financing policies and what are the opportunities for developing an effective health workforce in countries emerging from crisis? [+]

If you are a health professional working in or with countries in crisis, working as health personnel in government institutions, NGOs, UN agencies and humanitarian organisations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you. This residential training programme for health professionals explores the complex fields of policy, financing, management and governance in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments. Content What are the key issues in addressing governance challenges in fragile and conflict-affected environments? What are the consequences of health financing policies and what are the opportunities for developing an effective health workforce in countries emerging from crisis? This course explores the complex fields of policy, financing, management and governance. Participants discuss common patterns and approaches to policy analysis, explore the difficulties of resource allocation mechanisms, and evaluate the challenges of regulating health care provision in a crisis context. You will be exposed to real life examples, learning from successes and failures in rebuilding health sectors. Participants learn to define and explore policy options to address key policy gaps. This course can be followed independently or as part of the Master in Public Health, track in Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments or as advanced module in the Master in International Health. NFP scholarships For this course and a number of other KIT courses funding from the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) is available for applicants from NFP countries. See the NFP page for more information. See top of this page for the NFP deadline for this course. Applicants from NFP countries are strongly encouraged to apply for an NFP scholarship. ECTS The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) facilitates the transfer of course credits between different institutions of the same academic level. A course comprising 30 hours of formal teaching and private study is equivalent to one ECTS credit point. Course dates Check our website for up to date information on the course dates. It is foreseen that this course will take place in spring 2018. [-]

Combined MCC/JOC Course - Oxford

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
Campus Full time 40 hours

At CAE Oxford Aviation Academy we believe that combining the MCC and JOC into one 40 hour course achieves a better training gradient. [+]

Course Studies 2017 in Amsterdam Netherlands. Combined MCC/JOC Course - Oxford At CAE Oxford Aviation Academy we believe that combining the MCC and JOC into one 40 hour course achieves a better training gradient. Our combined MCC / JOC course offers the full MCC and JOC course content but on a more evenly paced course, where elements of the MCC are introduced throughout the full 40 hours. The MCC/JOC is offered as a combined package at a discounted price – but still giving the student 40 hours of jet training in either the B737-400 or CRJ-200. This course meets EASA requirements. Course Dates: We have courses starting every week, please contact fto-oxford.enquiries@cae.com for availability. Pre-Course Entry Requirements In order to undertake the course, you must hold a valid and current EASA Commercial Pilot's Licence with Instrument Rating and Multi-Engine experience (MEIR and/or MEP) or the Skills Test pass certificates if awaiting licence issue. Training Method Classroom lectures and a choice of FNPTII Simulator; B737-400 or CRJ200. Overview 4 days of classroom lessons - (2 days CRM, 2 days Technical) 40 hours (10 sessions) of practical simulator training. *We regret we cannot take bookings any later than 7 days before course commencement. [-]

Waypoint Pilot Program - Oxford

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
Campus or Online Full time

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy's Waypoint Pilot Program introduces greater structure and integrity to the professional training modules of commercial pilot training. [+]

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy's Waypoint Pilot Program introduces greater structure and integrity to the professional training modules of commercial pilot training. The course itself combines the Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot's Licence (ME CPL), the Instrument Rating (IR) and the Multi-Crew Co-Operation (MCC) all in one package. An additional module - a Jet Orientation Course (JOC) is available as an optional extra. Course Overview: The Waypoint Pilot Program is completed in two stages the first at our fair weather base in Phoenix Arizona and the second in Oxford. Across the two stages you will complete: - ME CPL - ME CPL Skill Test - Instrument Rating - Multi Crew Co-operation - Jet Orientation Course (Optional) Enrolment Requirements: - Completion of the ATPL Theoretical Knowledge course of training (either Full-Time Classroom or Distance Learning course) and passing the 14 EASA examinations to a minimum competency standard set by CAE Oxford Aviation Academy in the Waypoint Entry Requirements - These can be done at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy - Achieve the minimum of 169 hours of total flight time, which must include 100 hours Pilot In Command (PIC) required to enrol upon our course of professional pilot training (MECPL). These 169 hours of total experience do not necessarily need to be achieved through CAE Oxford Aviation Academy. - Enrol upon and complete the professional flight training steps of the Waypoint Pilot Program [-]

Integrated ATPL Program – Brussels

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
Campus Full time 20 months

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Brussels is a JAA-approved Flight Training Organization (FTO) with more than 50 years of experience in professional pilot training. [+]

Course Studies 2017 in Amsterdam Netherlands. CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Brussels is a JAA-approved Flight Training Organization (FTO) with more than 50 years of experience in professional pilot training. CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Brussels offers an integrated Airline Transportation Pilot Course (ATP), which takes approximately 20 months to complete. Ground training is conducted at Brussels Airport, Belgium for approximately 9 months, followed by flight training at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Phoenix in Mesa, Arizona, USA for approximately 9 months. The last part is performed at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy in Oxford (or another suitable European training location) for a period of 2 months Course Outline Our integrated ATPL training program consists of 4 phases: - Phase I - Theoretical training - Brussels - 9 months. - Phase II - Flight training USA - 9 months. - Phase III - JAA flight training Oxford (or another suitable European training location) - 1 month. - Phase IV - MCC training Oxford – 1 month. Application Process All applicants who meet the minimum entry criteria will be invited to attend our one-day Skills Assessment process. You must successfully complete our Skills Assessment to enrol on our Integrated ATPL Courses. Our Skills Assessment ensures we identify those individuals most likely to succeed in airline pilot training and then into a professional flying career. [-]