Massive open online course (MOOC) on implementation research: infectious diseases of poverty
The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), is a global programme of scientific collaboration offers an online course, through MOOC, on Implementation Research (IR): infectious disease of poverty starting on October 5, 2020. This course is a step-by-step online training for public health researchers and decision-makers, disease control programme managers, academics and others that focuses on how to design and demonstrate robust IR projects to improve control of infectious diseases of poverty and generate better health outcomes.
Implementation research (IR) is important for designing strategies or solutions to overcome bottlenecks that prevent proven and innovative public health interventions from reaching the people who need them. This ensure that these interventions are used in a manner that results in the outcome for which they were intended. Such solutions include how to overcome barriers to adoption of drugs, diagnostics or preventive measures that improve health for people at risk of malaria, tuberculosis, NTDs or other infectious diseases. IR can help to ensure that health solutions reach the people who need them and are used in ways that generate intended results.
Language: English with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.
This course is open to all applicants, free enrollment and no technical or scientific background is required, though a health background will be an advantage.
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Application deadline September 25, 2020.