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Institute for Health Management Ministry of Health Malaysia



01 June 22 June 2011, Institute for Health Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Key Reasons for attending this course:

Institute for Health Management Ministry of Health Malaysia

Disease Control Division Ministry of Health Malaysia

Learn how to use surveillance system more effectively Apply epidemiological tool in outbreak investigation and management Lead and manage outbreak investigation Understand contribution from history , medicine, sociology and economics in health service functions Identify the policy process and their importance to epidemiology and public health Effective use of main policies in the control of important infectious diseases Deal with ethics and uncertainty in making public policy Use current economy evaluations methods of healthy intervention Discover a new leadership in outbreak management

Selangor State Health Department Ministry of Health Malaysia

Johore State Health Department Ministry of Health Malaysia


Course Objectives By the end of this course students should be able to:

Describes the principles of surveillance and the characteristics of different surveillance systems, their strengths and weaknesses, their usefulness, and their application to disease control;

discuss the principles of control of these diseases and apply epidemiological methods to the investigation and management of noncommunicable diseases;

explain how the disciplines of epidemiology, history, medicine, sociology and economics each contribute unique insights to understanding how a health service functions;

describe the main policies and programs used in the control of noncommunicable diseases, and the issues involved in their implementation and evaluations;

identify the different arenas involved in health policy, the actors within these arenas, and the key features of processes of policy identification, formulation, implementation and evaluation and their importance to epidemiology and public health;

explore ethics issues and their importance to epidemiology and public health; problems of dealing with uncertainty in making public health policies and the barriers to acting on epidemiological evidence;

to understand methods for assessing and controlling environmental risks to human health; to enable students to understand and apply current methods in the economic evaluation of health intervention; describe the role of medical personnel in risk communication, in managing non-communicable diseases and administering district health and communicate relevant knowledge to other health workers at an appropriate level;


Course Overview The main aim is to provide students with a multidisciplinary framework for understanding of the principles o both communicable disease and chronic disease control. At the outset, student will be introduced to a multidisciplinary integrated and goal orientated approach to the implementation of disease control in the diverse contexts of differing health systems. The course will examine activities related to health, social and economic development and further examines the reasons for successes, partial successes and failures of interventions, taking account of the social, political and economic context in which health systems operate. Key Benefits of Attending The Teaching Unit increases the awareness of the role of epidemiology to public health by discussing some of the more common applied issues involved in epidemiology and public health. It also provides knowledge and understanding of strengthening applied epidemiology for enhancing public health surveillance and outbreak management. The topics are thought-provoking, even controversial, to stimulate interest and debate. To a larger extent, student will be exposed to a range of ways thinking about health services and health systems. Drawing on epidemiology, history , medicine, economics and sociology, the Teaching Unit will helps students understand how services function, the reasons services have developed in the way the have, the basis of some universal, persistent problems, and some possible solutions to such difficulties. Who Should Attend This course meets the needs of those professionals working in public health organizations, disease control agencies, and fields environments, who seek to acquire knowledge on how to gather epidemiological intelligence in field investigation and to manage effectively Entry Requirement

Medical degree or degree in Science Discipline 3 years or more work experience in public health Less than 35 years old Good proficiency in English Language Nominated by the government Medically fit to attend the course Valid passport

Teaching Strategy

lectures Case study Project works and presentations Field visits


Terms of Awards and Application Procedures

MTCP is fully financed by the Malaysian Government. All request should be directed to the course coordinator after being endorsed by the respective government.

Terms and Conditions Covered by the MTCP Participants

Fares: The Government of Malaysia shall provide economy class air travel for the participants from the capital city of the participants to Malaysia.

Maintenance Allowance: Full board and accommodation ; and daily subsistence allowance will be provided for the duration of the training Tuition Fees: Tuition fees will be borne by the Malaysian Government under the MTCP Medical and Dental Treatment: Candidates should be certified medically fit to participate under this programme. Visa and Vaccination: Whenever applicable, participants are advised to arranged for their own visa and vaccination prior to their travel


Epidemiological Intelligence

Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology Public Health Surveillance Burden of Chronic Disease and Injury Estimation Inter Disciplinary Approach to Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Health Determinants and Non-Communicable Diseases Injury Research and MonitoringInformation Systems Measurement and Evaluation Tools for Injury Prevention, Control and Safety Promotion Ethical Issues Involve in Injury Prevention, Control and Safety Promotion Policy Development and Advocacy Risk Assessment Statistic with Computing Risk Communication Health Policy, Economic and Management Healthcare Laws and Ethics Leadership Qualities Strategic Management Public Health Emergencies Management



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Dr Noorliza Mohamad Noordin Institute for Health Management Rumah Sakit Road, Off Bangsar Road, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA 603-2282 5070/ 5071 603-2282 5072

All applications should be submitted through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia. Also please send copy (softcopy) of the application by email to: CLOSING DATE: 31 March 2011