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The Developing Health Course is a two week course on healthcare in resource-poor settings. It provides an update for those already working overseas and essential preparation for those preparing to go. The course consists of lectures, practical skills workshops, tutorials, in addition to daily Bible teaching, prayer and reflection. Fees for the course cover accommodation and meals. Most participants are resident for the fortnight but attending for one week or for special interest days is also welcomed.

Expedition and Wilderness Remote Medicine Training Courses

Expedition and Wilderness Medicine provides expedition, wilderness and remote medicine training courses, both in the UK and in a number of carefully selected overseas locations. There are several courses on offer, ranging from 'Expedition and Wilderness' to 'Trauma and Hostile' courses. Practical implementation and involvement are key cornerstones of all the teaching methods. the majority of the courses are Wilderness Medical Society accredited and count towards a Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.

Imperial College London offers a five day Global Health course each year in June. It aims to give students the opportunity to broaden their understanding and knowledge of global health issues, including tropical diseases and infections, alongside a more thorough understanding of the wider determinants of health. The course provides an introduction to the major challenges in global health and debate how to meet them, discusses the role of different players, including ourselves and considers how global health affects us all. The course consists of lectures, debates and discussions and small group work.

The Kambia Appeal, based at Cheltenham General Hospital, runs a three day departure course for doctors or senior nurses/midwives who are contemplating going to work overseas in a tropical environment. A variety of clinical topics are covered, as well as personal preparation and ethical issues with working in developing countries. All profits go to the Kambia Appeal.

King's College London offers a three week summer course entitled 'Global Health and Social Justice'. As a student on this course you will join others from a range of backgrounds and disciplines to increase students understanding of the global health challenges that affect us all, and some more than others. Students will be asked to think critically about global health - its meaning, actors, policies and ethics. Interactive lectures, debates, readings and vital problem-solving components aim to give a strong grounding in this dynamic discipline.

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine offers a wide range of courses lasting from 1 day to 3 weeks. Courses range from planning and personal development to management of specialist clinical conditions. All attendees to our courses will receive a certificate of attendance.

The school provides a wide range of modules that can either be taken in solation or as part of the Masters programme. These modules offer an opportunity for individuals to update their skills, enhance career development and study with health professionals from other institutions in a multicultural environment. Modules in the Spring and Summer Terms are scheduled over two and a half days per week at the same time each week for five weeks.

Some modules are completed as distance learning. See here.

Each year the Institute for International Health and Development (IIHD) offers a series of short courses and distance learning. Participants of the professional development courses will receive a certificate of attendance from the Institute. Classes are help at the new Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh campus. For our distance learning courses, easy access to broadband internet and a computer is required.

redr UK provide a wide range of courses in areas relating to humanitarian aid and relief work, held in different countries worldwide. They mostly last less than a week in duration. redr UK also provide tailor-made training for groups. Masters level credit-rated courses are offered in partnership with Oxford Brookes University; they involve pre-course reading, five days of face-to-face training including an in-class assessment and a post-course written assignment.

The University College London's Institute for Global Health (IGH) offers a selection of postgraduate modules as short and taster courses. Short courses are aimed at candidates seeking non-credited professional development for which they receive a certificate of attendance, upon successful completion of the module(s). The IGH taster programme provides an excellent method of giving health professionals the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills whilst earning UCL credits.