3 good reasons to study
- Learning from leading experts in the field of global child health, you will identify gaps in child health research and service delivery, and discuss how to overcome them.
- You will be able to become a better clinical and public health practitioner in maternal and child health, and an informed advocate for global child health.
- You will study a specific topic related to child health, independently and in depth; from identifying the research question, through data collection and analysis, until write up.
This programme develops professional skills including leadership and governance skills along with critical appraisal of evidence as applicable to clinical practice applicable to paediatric healthcare. Research skills as applicable to a wide range of paediatric problems in clinical and epidemiological settings in low- and middle-income settings will be developed including the ethical considerations both in clinical and research practice. Emphasis is given to the scientific and empiric evidence for diagnosis, management and control of the most prevalent diseases in low- and middle-income settings, with particular reference to high burden diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV and malaria, from a public health and clinical perspective. It aims to provide students with knowledge, skills and understanding needed to enable them to contribute to strengthening health systems in support of child health, facilitating the implementation and scale up of good clinical practice, and raising awareness amongst public, fellow professionals and politicians of the need for more effective use of knowledge and tools to impact on various health indicators. Where relevant, various vulnerable groups in society will be discussed in the context of specific medical problems in low- and middle-income settings. Teaching methods will include interactive lectures, case based learning and small group work as well as simulation scenarios.