Capacity Building in Malaria with a Focus on E-Learning
The objectives of the course are to reinforce knowledge and expertise in malaria and to develop competence in self- and e-learning. 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 its duration is 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 learning, the module includes lectures (one per day) and educational visits (one per week). The study time for the 4 weeks is approximately 200 hours (40 hours pre-residential preparation (i.e. speed talks) and 160 hours on-course week).
Facilitators 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.