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Communicable Diseases

Infectious diseases account for around 25% of global mortality -- a figure that is significantly higher in middle and low income countries, where the morbidity and mortality of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria is more prevalent.

Elevate's courses address the burden and epidemiology of infectious diseases, focusing on mathematical modelling as a tool in the analysis of infectious disease dynamics, to support the development of control strategies.


  • Health Systems Strengthening and HIV
  • HIV Politics, Policy, Governance and Planning Mechanisms
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Non-Communicable Diseases

Around 60 percent of the world's deaths are estimated to be attributable to non-communicable chronic disease (NCD). With eight in 10 of these deaths occurring in middle and low income countries, the burden and epidemiology of NCDs, which include cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, is of increasing importance.

Our courses directly address these issues, looking at prevention, control and treatment of NCDs, and the ongoing advancements being made in research.


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Reproductive and Children's Health

Reproductive and Children's health are two of the main priorities of the Millenium Development Goals of the United Nations. Our courses reflect this priority by covering a comprehensive range of topics. For reproductive health, this includes: fertility, access to regulation of fertility and family planning, sexually transmitted diseases, safe pregnancy and childbirth, and rights to reproductive health (services). Children’s health includes the physical, emotional, mental and social health of children and adolescents.

  • Gender, Rights and Health
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV & AIDS
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Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-based Medicine

Clinical epidemiology focuses on diagnostic and prognostic applied clinical research, contributing to best practice based on evidence gained from scientific methods to clinical decision making. Elevate's courses introduce the principles and practices of clinical epidemiology, and the approaches to evidence-based medicine for clinical decision making.

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
  • Public Health Epidemiology
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Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Epidemiology offers methodological approaches to study the aetiology and effects of disease, opportunities for prevention, the cost and effectiveness of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and the health status of populations. Elevate's courses introduce the principles and practices of design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of epidemiologic and health research, in addition to basic and advanced biostatistics methods for the analysis of epidemiological studies.


  • Master Programme Epidemiology
  • Study Design in Etiologic Research
  • Introduction to Analysis of Variance
  • Good Clinical Practice
  • Classical Methods in Data Analysis
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Health Systems, Policy, Management and Leadership

Health systems provide a holistic view of healthcare and the organisation of its components, including responsive leadership, health services, financing, human resources, information systems, medicines and technologies.
Elevate's courses aim to help you understand health systems and why they are integral to developing policies and approaches in public health. You will also review the relevant policies and programmes created as a result.

  • The Aging Society
  • Medical Peace Work
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Life Sciences and Health
  • Translational Medicine Certificate Program
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Health Issues and Determinants of Health

Health is determined by a range of environmental and social factors, which influence each other, such as poverty, gender, age, and access to quality healthcare. Sexual and reproductive health and urban health are high on the global political agenda currently and Elevate's courses will give you an understanding of the various approaches to address health issues and thereby develop effective policies.

  • Urban Health in Low and Middle Income Countries
  • War, Violence, Peace and Health
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One Health

The One Health concept represents a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in across public health, animal health, and the environment. The synergy achieved will accelerate biomedical research discoveries, thereby enhancing public health efficacy and improving medical education and clinical care. The concept facilitates collaboration between physicians, osteopaths, veterinarians, dentists, nurses, and other scientific-health and environmental disciplines.

  • Control Strategies for Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Applied Echocardiography
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Animal health

The scope of animal health is wide, covering all animal species, both domesticated and wild. This theme covers the scientific disciplines relevant to the prevention of animal disease outbreaks and the management of animal health, including veterinary epidemiology, biostatistics, hazards to human and animal health, animal health economics, animal health policy development, data management and data analysis.

  • Economic Principles and Concepts for the Veterinary Sciences
  • Ethics of Animal Welfare
  • Master programme Animal Welfare
  • Tropical Animal Health
  • Donkey Health
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