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|This course provides guidelines onthe practice and ethics of participatory visual methods (PVM) with emphasis on their use in low and middle-income countries for community and public engagement in health and health science. The course has been developed for use by engagement practitioners who are relatively new to the field of PVM and want to learn more about what they are and how to work with them.
|The INTERPRACTICE-21st Project promotes the optimal postnatal growth of preterm infants and standardises growth measurement in selected populations around the world. It is based on the implementation of the INTERGROWTH-21st international standards for preterm postnatal growth and evidence-based feeding recommendations based on human milk. This course comprises three modules and provides a background on preterm birth, gastro-intestinal development in preterm infants, and feeding recommendations for the routine care of preterm infants.
|This seven module course offers comprehensive training exploring the wide range of ethical issues faced by health professionals and policy makers working in the context of epidemics/pandemics and disaster situations, focusing primarily on the key areas of research, surveillance and patient care. This free to access course aims to provide clear background knowledge of the key subject areas and uses case studies as an effective way to explore the topics via realistic scenarios.
|Good Clinical Laboratory Practice guidelines describe the application of those Good Laboratory Practice principles that are relevant to the analyses of samples from clinical trials while ensuring the purpose and objectives of the Good Clinical Practice principles are maintained. Good Clinical Laboratory Practice is a multi-module course for all those wanting to gain an in-depth understanding of GCLP and how each principle of GCLP can be applied in clinical trial laboratory.
|This three module course communicates the methodology of maternal, fetal and newborn growth monitoring and the application of the INTERGROWTH-21st international growth standards to make judgement about appropriateness of growth. In response to the need for guidance on the correct measurement technique for newborn head circumference and an international prescriptive standard for comparisons, with the ongoing ZIKA virus infection, the first module “Assessing newborn size by anthropometry” has been published earlier than the remaining two modules.
|Obstetric Fistula is an important cause of maternal morbidity in low-and middle-income countries where access to skilled birth attendants is limited. Each year between 50,000 to 100,000 women worldwide are affected by obstetric fistula and it is estimated that more than 2 million young women live with untreated obstetric fistula in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. This 4 module course addresses the epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, classification and management of Obstetric fistula.
|Infections during pregnancy, post-partum haemorrhage, hypertensive disorders, and abortion related complications are the main preventable causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Appropriate prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infections during pregnancy can reduce the maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality and mitigate the adverse effects of maternal infections to both mothers and new born. For each major maternal infection this course will address the global burdens, the effects on mother and foetus, diagnosis and treatment based on current evidence. The course also outlines areas that have insufficient evidence and suggesting a need for further research.
|Protocol authors should address certain ethical issues in the design of studies and document their rationale in a section of the protocol that will be easily understood by review boards and investigators. This e-Learning resource will guide the development of a dedicated “Ethics section” of the protocol in which Essential Elements are addressed. This online resource will assist clinical researchers as they write their study protocol to recognize and address common ethical challenges in clinical trials, and ethics committee members as they review and analyse clinical trial protocols in an efficient and comprehensive manner.
|All research must be conducted in a manner that respects the safety and rights of participants and that recognises the responsibilities of researchers and of their host and sponsoring organisations. Research is a vital ingredient for improved global health and scientifically sound and ethically appropriate research is especially important in resource-poor settings where the need for locally applicable research findings is so great. This course and resource package helps to assist in addressing these needs.
Basic Malaria Microscopy
|Microscopists are vital to malaria programmes, and their diagnostic and technical skills are relied on in both curative services and disease surveillance. Thus, training in malaria microscopy must be sound and must reach today’s high standards. When microscopists are trained and able to make quality-assured diagnoses of malaria, communities at risk have greater confidence in their services, and both patients and prescribers benefit.
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