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Tropical Nursing Professional Diploma

The Diploma in Tropical Nursing (DTN) is awarded by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) as part of its suite of non credit-bearing Professional Diploma programmes aimed at enhancing the knowledge, skills and competencies of health care professionals working in low and middle-income resource settings. The DTN aims to familiarise participants with common health issues in overseas settings, helping them develop their analytical, problem solving and practical nursing skills.

  • Duration of training: 3 weeks
  • Study mode: Full time
Laboratory Diagnosis of Faecal Parasites Short Course Certificate

This course has a high practical content and is designed for medical officers and biomedical scientists. The course concentrates on the identification in the laboratory of those parasites of medical importance (both indigenous and imported) likely to be seen in Western Europe.

  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Short full time
Laboratory Diagnosis of Faecal and Blood Parasites Short Course Certificate

This course has a high practical content and is designed for medical officers and biomedical scientists. The course concentrates on the identification in the laboratory of those parasites of medical importance (both indigenous and imported) likely to be seen in Western Europe.

  • Duration of training: 4 days
  • Study mode: Short full time
Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Professional Diploma

This programme is particularly useful for physicians who have trained in medicine in a developed country but intend to practise in the tropics. It is also useful for physicians already practising in developing countries who require an update on infectious, parasitic and other health problems and for doctors in developed countries who need to diagnose and manage imported infections.

  • Duration of training: 13 weeks
  • Study mode: Full time
International Health Consultancy Professional Diploma

This course is an executive/senior level professional development programme of value to health, management and social development specialists working in government, non-government and academic settings worldwide. It provides emerging national, regional and international consultants with an opportunity to enhance and improve their professional knowledge and skills in the provision and management of consultancy services within the context of international health and deliver technical assistance that is robust, evidence-based and grounded in the reality of resource-poor settings.

  • Duration of training: 3 weeks
  • Study mode: Full time
Child Nutrition Postgraduate Credits

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of nutrition as central to clinical and preventive paediatrics and child health. An evidence-based approach is taken to explain the main priorities in applied nutrition relevant to low resource settings in the context of both hospital and community settings.

  • Duration of training: 2 weeks
  • Study mode: Full time
Sexual Health and Human Sexuality (10 credits) Postgraduate Credits

This block-release course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts of human sexuality and sexual health, including sexual dysfunction and principles of and approaches to sexuality and relationship education. It also covers family planning services and programmes, epidemiology and control of STIs/HIV and sexual and gender-based violence.

  • Duration of training: 2 weeks
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Sexual and Reproductive Health in Low Resource Areas Professional Diploma

This course is designed to help doctors, midwives and other health professionals working or intending to work in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health in a developing country to acquire knowledge and skills enabling them to develop an awareness of the need to reduce reproductive mortality and morbidity through a multi-dimensional and team approach and increase their capabilities to plan, implement and evaluate relevant programmes and interventions in Sexual and Reproductive Health in resource poor countries. They will gain an understanding of basic epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative research methods and apply their knowledge to critically analyse research papers and reports.

  • Duration of training: 13 weeks
  • Study mode: Full time
Key Topics in Snake Bite (Biology, Epidemiology, Pathology and Treatment) Short Course Certificate

This block-release course aims to provide you with in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of key topics in relation to snakebite - a neglected disease of the rural poor in Africa and Asia. It will describe the disease burden and risk groups that make snakebite such a neglected disease and what attempts are being made to increase the global recognition of snakebite as a public health concern in the tropics.

  • Duration of training: 2 weeks
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Maternal and Newborn Health (10 credits) Postgraduate Credits

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts and key issues related to Maternal and Neonatal Health (MNH) and Safe Motherhood. Students learn how to develop a strategic plan for the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality, and how to plan, organise, monitor and evaluate evidence-based MNH programmes and services, taking into consideration the importance of effective functioning health systems.

  • Duration of training: 2 weeks
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Parasite Epidemiology and Control (20 credits) Postgraduate Credits

This block-release course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the principles of parasite ecology and epidemiology and their practical application. Core information is presented in interactive lectures and through student-directed learning.

  • Duration of training: 4 weeks
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Media, Policy and Advocacy in Humanitarian Action Postgraduate Credits

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of political debates regarding Western humanitarianism and issues pertaining to media and aid delivery, policy and advocacy. This course aims to: discuss the politics of aid delivery and humanitarian action; discuss practical issues pertaining to media management during humanitarian responses; critically review the theories of media-state relations and the factors that affect media coverage of humanitarian crises; discuss the geopolitics of humanitarian action.

  • Duration of training: 2 weeks
  • Study mode: Full time
Quality Improvements in Maternal and Newborn Health Postgraduate Credits

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts of quality of care in maternal and newborn health. Students will learn the importance of improving the quality of MNH care and services, how to assess quality, reflect critically on their own area of practice and role in quality improvement and appreciate how research and audit differ and how they are related.

  • Duration of training: 2 weeks
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Medical Bacteriology Postgraduate Credits

This block-release course aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge to identify common bacterial pathogens and phenotypically determine antibiotic resistance. It will provide you with a logical framework in which to develop your knowledge for the diagnosis and treatment of human bacterial infections.

  • Duration of training: 2 weeks
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Statistical Methods of Epidemiological and Clinical Research Postgraduate Credits

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of standard quantitative statistical methods used to evaluate epidemiological studies and clinical trials involving humans. It develops the ability of students to design, critically analyse, interpret and report the findings of a research project in a health related topic, primarily using methodologies appropriate for health surveys and observational cohort/case-control studies, but will also examine methodologies relevant for (randomised controlled) clinical trials.

  • Duration of training: 2 weeks
  • Study mode: Full time
Key Topics in Snake Bite (Biology, Epidemiology, Pathology and Treatment) Postgraduate Credits

This course aims to provide you with in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of key topics in relation to snakebite - a neglected disease of the rural poor in Africa and Asia. It will describe the disease burden and risk groups that make snakebite such a neglected disease and what attempts are being made to increase the global recognition of snakebite as a public health concern in the tropics.

  • Duration of training: 2 weeks
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Global Climate Change and Health (10 credits) Postgraduate Credits

This block-release course aims to provide you with knowledge and critical understanding of the effects of global climate change on human health and to investigate options for mitigation and adaptation. It will enable you to: critically analyse strategies for adaptation to the effects of global climate change and propose a variety of adaptation strategies that are designed to ensure sustainable livelihoods and the development potential of a range of vulnerable populations; identify and critically analyse current and potential threats to human lives and livelihoods as a result of global climate change; explain how global climate change is likely to affect the nature, frequency and magnitude of humanitarian emergencies; work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, engaging confidently in academic and professional communication and demonstrating the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility; discuss the complex social, political, economic and environmental determinants of vulnerability to the effects of global climate change; evaluate critically and produce an effective synthesis of current research and advanced scholarship at the forefront of the discipline and investigate policies and instruments that are available to governments to create incentives for mitigation action and propose strategies for mitigation action appropriate to key stakeholders.

  • Duration of training: 2 weeks
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Applied Bioinformatics Postgraduate Credits

This course aims to provide students with knowledge, critical understanding and practical experience of using computational methods and bioinformatic approaches to interpret output data and function genomics experiments and genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic technology platforms. This course aims to increase awareness of available resources for bioinformatic analyses by providing students with knowledge, critical understanding and practical experience of using computational methods and bioinformatic approaches to interpret output data function genomics experiments, and genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic technology platforms.

  • Duration of training: 2 weeks
  • Study mode: Full time
Management of Refugee and Displaced Populations (10 credits) Postgraduate Credits

This block-release course aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and critical understanding needed to adopt an evidence-based and reasoned approach to strategic planning, needs assessment and management of refugee and displaced populations across the spectrum from emergency relief to sustainable development. This course uses appropriate evidence-based approaches for mobilising and managing human and financial resources; describe security threats and make recommendations for self-care of humanitarian actors; critically analyse the emergency vs development divide and critically analyse strategies for managing and co-ordinating refugees / IDPs in a variety of settings.

  • Duration of training: 2 weeks
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Key Concepts in Sexual and Reproductive Health (10 credits) Postgraduate Credits

This block-release course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and SRH services and the key issues in International SRH, including those that arose at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. It explores SRH in the contexts of human rights, equity, gender equality and health systems and policies, and discusses the link between SRH and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • Duration of training: 2 weeks
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
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