Introduction to Clinical Research is a peer reviewed and certified short course covering the basic concepts of clinical research. The course provides an introductory overview aimed at everyone involved in clinical research and focuses on the main areas of why and how clinical research is carried out, the importance of ethics in research, and an outline of the five main clinical study designs.
This course places informed consent within its historical context and outlines the regulations, guidelines and processes which arose from this background. The primary aims of informed consent are to protect the research participant from misinformation, exploitation and coercion. This course offers an introduction to the processes and wider factors which need to be taken into consideration when involving participants in clinical research. The course is aimed at everyone involved in clinical research.
Lectures by current practitioners of cancer prevention control in clinical oncology cover the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention/screening measures used for cancers such as lung, breast, prostate, colon/rectal, etc.
Presents issues related to malaria as a major public health problem. Emphasizes the biology of malaria parasites and factors affecting their transmission to humans by anopheline vectors. Topics include host-parasite-vector relationships; diagnostics; parasite biology; vector biology; epidemiology; host immunity; risk factors associated with infection, human behavior, chemotherapy, and drug resistances; anti-vector measures; vaccine development; and management and policy issues.
Introduces the basic methods for infectious disease epidemiology and case studies of important disease syndromes and entities. Methods include definitions and nomenclature, outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, case-control studies, cohort studies, laboratory diagnosis, molecular epidemiology, dynamics of transmission, and assessment of vaccine field effectiveness. Case-studies focus on acute respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, hepatitis, HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, malaria and other vector-borne diseases.
Part I of Dr. Starfield's update of her seminal books, Primary Care: Concept, Evaluation, Policy and Primary Care: Balancing Health Needs, Services and Technology, comprises 6 invited lectures plus an 11-lecture course that examines the meaning, practice and effectiveness of primary care. Topics include disease, morbidity, primary care innovations, health equities and disparities, prevention and specialist care.
This course focuses on current research, controversial issues and methodological problems in the epidemiology of reproductive and perinatal health. Lectures and analyses of research papers present reproductive health issues such as conception and infertility, contraception and hormone supplementation safety including effects on reproductive cancers, as well as perinatal issues such as complications of pregnancy, infections in pregnancy, maternal mortality, adverse pregnancy outcomes and birth defects.
The development of this course was motivated by the feedback received from health professionals participating in the first online training course by OMPHI/GFMER on pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, demanding for a similar course on post-partum haemorrhage.
This course focuses on the historical problems and interventions associated with infant mortality. Describes the scientific basis for infant mortality and analyzes causes and consequences in a population and development of a programmatic and policy approach.
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.
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.
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