Field Malaria Courses in Tanzania and in Lao PDR: Four-Week Postgraduate Courses on Malaria Prevention, Control & Elimination

The objectives of the course are to build capacity by reinforcing knowledge and expertise of persons involved in the care of patients, in control programmes or in research activities in the field of malaria and to improve skills in time management, presenting and writing research proposals. At the end of the course, the participants should be able to manage malaria issues more effectively and to develop basic training courses and material in their home institutions.

Structure of the course
The course is offered by Swiss TPH in collaboration with the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), Bagamoyo Branch and the Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Programme (ZAMEP) in Tanzania as well as with the Lao Tropical and Public Health Institute (Lao TPHI) in Lao PDR. The duration of the courses are 4 weeks. The structure is modular and the course is taught using blended-learning approach. Each module lasts one week (5 days). Every Monday, the participants receive questions related to the topic of the week. Under the mentorship of the facilitators and in collaboration with their peers using literature search (internet), the participants complete their assignments and give a presentation to the entire group on Friday. In addition to the self-directed, peer-to-peer learning, the module includes lectures (one per day) and educational visits (one per week). The study time for the 4 weeks is 200 hours of preparational and on-site learning.

International and national experts from affected and non-affected countries selected for their area of expertise, teaching skills and willingness to be deeply involved in the learning process.

Each participant shall pay the registration fee which is USD 500. The travel, accommodation and catering expenses are sponsored by the organisers and per participant is approximately USD 10'000. Health insurance is at the expense of the participants. No per diem will be distributed.

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