Workshops & Courses
Currently announced courses:
- A beginners' workshop on viral phylogenetics
- Research Methods Course
- Tuberculosis, Postgraduate Certificate (1 year Part-time Distance Learning)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Infectious Diseases
- Terence Higgins Trust Scotland courses
- Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antimicrobial Resistance
A beginners' workshop on viral phylogenetics
Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th July, 2019
Pathology Training Centre, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
Lecturer: Dr Stéphane Hué
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Principles of molecular evolution (Lecture)
- Sequence alignments and models of evolution (Lecture + Practical)
- Phylogenetic reconstruction methods (Lecture+ Practical)
- Tree robustness and interpretation (Lecture)
- Dated phylogenies and phylodynamics (Lecture + practical)
- Introduction to molecular epidemiology (Lecture + paper discussion)
- General discussion / supervised work on personal data (on request)
Course fee: £120 (for 2 days)
(NB: All participants must bring their own laptops – software will be provided)
Click here to view the event flyer
Monday 29th October - Thursday 1st November 2019
University College London
The Institute for Global Health are thrilled to advertise their annual Research Methods Course which is run primarily by members of the Centre for Clinical Research in Infection and Sexual Health, and the Centre for Population Research in Sexual Health and HIV, and is taught by leading researchers from University College London.
This intensive course is designed for doctors, nurses, researchers and anyone else with an interest in Sexual Health, HIV, Infectious Diseases and other medical specialties wishing to develop their research skills. Prior experience in research and statistics is an advantage but not essential.
The course aims to teach the following:
• The principles of formulating a research question and designing a project
• Qualitative, quantitative, bio-statistical and epidemiological research methods
• A practical guide to research governance, ethical approval and good practice in research
• How to critically appraise scientific literature
• Presenting at conferences and getting scientific papers published
Tuberculosis, Postgraduate Certificate (1 year Part-time Distance Learning)
This new programme will provide a comprehensive overview of Tuberculosis with an emphasis on prevention, diagnosis, and management of drug-susceptible Tuberculosis.
The programme has been developed for trainees and consultants in infection specialities and respiratory medicine; it can also be taken by nurses and public health workers, and practitioners with experience in Tuberculosis.
Further information visit the QMUL website
Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Infectious Diseases
University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education
The Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Infectious Diseases is a two-year part-time programme taught via a blend of online and residential components.
The Programme draws on world-class research and teaching in paediatric infectious diseases and offers a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of the principles that underpin paediatric infection, the ways in which those principles have developed, and to translate this understanding into good clinical and research practice.
Applications for September 2019 are now being accepted.
Terence Higgins Trust Scotland Training Courses
Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland is pleased to launch a new training calendar offering a range of affordable, informative and accessible courses on HIV, sexual health and related topics. Based at our state of the art Learning Centre in the heart of Glasgow, subjects include our CPD certified HIV Awareness Training.
Online course on Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance
New BSAC/University of Dundee course: next start date 13th May, 2019
Free online course - 3 hours per week for 6 weeks
Open access – REGISTER NOW – free to all participants
The World Health Organisation (WHO), when reporting on the escalating threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), warned that without urgent action, we’re heading for an era in which common infections, which have been treatable with antibiotics for decades, can kill once more. In some parts of the world, this sadly is already a reality.
Antimicrobial stewardship is a fast-growing field that aims to address this issue by managing our use of antibiotics to slow down or reduce the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance.
This free online course will help you understand what antimicrobial stewardship is and how you can apply it everyday. Although the focus is for prescribing in the hospital setting, the skill set can be applied and adapted to other healthcare settings. The intention of the course is to stimulate and encourage further inquiry and learning in this important area.