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Control Strategies for Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases (CCND)

KIT (Royal Tropical Institute)

Certificate / Diploma Short course Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Health care, social services and care services
Course summary A number of diseases, both infectious and non-infectious, are used in this course as models to examine different aspects and principles of disease control.
Course description How can disease control officers retain the strengths of their programmes while moving ahead towards more integrated and sector-wide approaches? Disease control refers to a broad package of strategies for controlling diseases, from primary prevention, health promotion, and health legislation to screening for early detection, treatment and rehabilitation. In order to choose the right strategies for a specific disease in a given situation, the health care manager needs to understand the context in which a disease arises, the factors contributing to its spread and the natural course of the disease. In this module, a number of diseases, both communicable and non-communicable (NCD), are used as models to demonstrate different aspects and principles of disease control. A wide variety of situations relevant to public health are discussed, including malaria as an acute and vector-borne disease, tuberculosis with its aspects of case holding and its relation to AIDS, and child survival strategies. Part of this module is carried out through interactive learning in a Virtual Learning Community.
Study subjects Transmission patterns; source reservoirs; epidemic-endemic; attack rate; virulence; herd immunity; magnitute and evaluation of infectious disease; epidemiology of and approaches to communicable and non-communicable diseases; control strategies; evaluation; analysis and design of control programmes at all levels of health problems in context of refugee camps
Course objectives At end of module participants can explain concepts in epidemiology of infectious diseases; Differences and similarities in epidemiology and control of infectious diseases compared to non-communicable diseases; formulate a comprehensive strategy; analyse and discuss strengths and weaknesses of specific disease control programs regarding integration; assess health problems in refugee situations
ECTS credits 4.50
Duration 15 day(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, gaming, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, lecture, literature study, self study, working group
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) ICHD module, crohocode 70047
Information about the institution KIT is a not-for-profit knowledge and expertise organisation for international and intercultural cooperation. Through master programmes, short courses and institutional support, KIT equips health professionals to be leaders in addressing public health challenges around the world. KIT has offered training programs on international public health since 1963. Currently this includes two International Masters Programs and a wide range of short courses and online courses. The courses respond to current global developments in the health field. KIT’s courses are known for their practical applicability, the multidisciplinary approach and the interactive, participatory training methods. Courses at KIT are followed by health professionals from all over the world. KIT’s Masters courses are given in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and are accredited the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO). In addition advanced courses are all accredited by TropEd, an international network of institutions for higher education in international health.


Admission requirements
  1. Three years of relevant work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries - Proficiency in spoken and written English
  2. Academic training or professional qualilfication in a relevant area. Health related.
Language requirements
IELTS listening 6.0
IELTS overall band 6.0
IELTS reading 6.0
IELTS speaking 6.0
IELTS writing 6.0
TOEFL computer based 213
TOEFL internet based 80
TOEFL paper based 5.5
Professional experience required -
Duration 15 day(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
14 Apr 2020 14 Feb 2020 14 Feb 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2170n.a.n.a.

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