This short course offers essential clinical and biomedical knowledge on diseases and health problems that occur in (sub)tropical settings and in vulnerable life stages (for example childhood or vaccine-preventable diseases), or other vulnerable settings (for example epidemics or migration). This course is an introduction for health professionals who lack exposure to these conditions or lack prior training.
Public health knowledge and skills to deal with these health problems in an international context are part of the course “Challenges in International Health” (CIH).The course is offered in a “blended” format, with interactive online self-paced study material, and real time seminars (preferably face-to-face but online attendance is possible, once a week on Friday morning).
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
· Describe the essential biomedical and clinical aspects of the main tropical, infectious, vaccine-preventable diseases, and non-communicable diseases, in terms of care, prevention, and control.
· Determine the causes, symptoms and preventive measures of the main epidemic-prone diseases;
· Explain the health problems specific to newborn babies and children.
· Discuss the integrated management of specific health problems affecting children and newborns, including undernourishment
· Identify the specific challenges of laboratory diagnostics in low-resource environments.
· Work independently
· Communicate and collaborate in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
· Developing continuous learning skills