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Prevention Strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Key facts

Sorry, this course is currently unavailable. Please use the course enquiry form to be kept informed of future runs of this course.

TypesProfessional Development
Residential Programmes
Short Courses
LocationOxford
AddressExeter College
Turl Street
Oxford OX1 3DP. Travel information
DatesSun 1 to Fri 6 Sep 2013
Subject area(s)Health
CATS points20
Fees£1,995 non-residential rate (includes refreshments, lunch, drinks reception, gala dinner and course materials), £2,350 residential rate (includes full board accommodation and meals, drinks reception, gala dinner and course materials).
Application statusCourse ended
Course codeO13C953B9Y
Course contactIf you have any questions about this course, please email conferences@conted.ox.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1865 286945.

Overview

British Heart Foundation

Presented by the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Nuffield Department of Population Health and the Department for Continuing Education, this accredited short course is designed to:

  • Increase understanding of the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), their risk factors, determinants and prevention
  • Develop specific skills in designing and evaluating prevention strategies
  • Provide a forum to share knowledge and experience with participants and faculty

This page shows details for the course that took place in September 2013. The next run of the course is currently being planned for March 2015. Please register your interest to receive updates and to be notified when the course is open for applications.

Programme details

Teaching sessions will comprise keynote lectures, fora, group sessions and one-to-one tutorials. A free workshop will be held on the last day (Friday 6 September) to discuss NCD prevention policy development and implementation issues in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) to which all course participants and faculty will be invited. This will be a joint workshop organised by the World Health Organisation and the University of Oxford.

Sessions will include:

  • Sunday 1 September

    • Global burden of NCDs and risk factors: Srinath Reddy (Public Health Foundation of India)
    • Have NCDs received adequate attention in developed and developing countries? Mike Rayner (University of Oxford) and Johanna Ralston(tbc) (World Heart Federation)
  • Monday 2 September: Problem definition: burden of NCDs and risk factors

  • Tuesday 3 September: Solution generation: NCD prevention strategies and their development

  • Wednesday 4 September: Implementation and capacity building with individuals, communities and systems for NCD prevention

  • Thursday 5 September: Evaluation and case studies

    • Programme evaluation introduction: Charlie Foster and Paul Kelly (University of Oxford)
    • Case studies – NCD prevention strategies and programmes: Gauden Galea (WHO Europe) and Brian Oldenburg(University of Monash)
    • Nature of evidence for NCD prevention: Mike Kelly (National Institute for Clinical Excellence)
  • Friday 6 September: Free Workshop jointly organised by the World Health Organization and University of Oxford: Non-Communicable Disease prevention - Policy Development and Implementation Issues in Low and Middle Income Countries.

  • Additional places are available for this workshop through a competitive application process, please email conferences@conted.ox.ac.uk for further information

Please note that this programme is subject to change.

Staff

Dr Steven Allender

Role: Speaker

Dr Steven Allender is Professor of Public Health and Co- Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at...more

Prachi Bhatnagar

Role: Speaker

Prachi Bhatnagar is a researcher in the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group at the University of Oxford, and is also studying...more

Dr Aiden Doherty

Role: Speaker

Dr. Aiden Doherty is a Marie Curie research fellow based in the University of Oxford and also Dublin City University. His expertise is in...more

Dr Charlie Foster

Role: Speaker

Charlie joined the British Heart Foundation Research Group in October 1998 after working in health promotion for five years. He has extensive...more

Dr Gauden Galea

Role: Speaker

Dr Gauden Galea is Director of Non-communicable Diseases and Health Promotion. He is a public health physician working with the World Health...more

Ms Celina Gorre

Role: Speaker

Celina Gorre is the Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases, heading up the international Secretariat UCL in London....more

Prof Mike Kelly

Role: Speaker

Professor Mike Kelly is Director of the Centre of Public Health Excellence at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.(NICE) where he...more

Prof Alexandra Krettek

Role: Speaker

Alexandra Krettek is Professor of Public Health at Nordic School of Public Health NHV and Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Prevention at...more

Prof David Matthews

Role: Speaker

David Matthews is currently Professor of Diabetes Medicine, University of Oxford, and is Medical Tutor and Vice Principal at Harris Manchester...more

Dr Shanti Mendis

Role: Speaker

Dr Mendis has more than 15 years experience in global health and coordinates the Chronic Disease Prevention and Management unit at the World...more

Dr Melanie Nichols

Role: Speaker

Melanie is a researcher in the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group at the University of Oxford. Her current research examines...more

Prof Brian Oldenburg

Role: Speaker

Brian Oldenburg (PhD) is Professor of International Public Health and Associate Dean (Global Health and International Campuses) at Monash...more

Professor Sir Richard Peto

Role: Speaker

Sir Richard Peto, epidemiologist and statistician, has contributed much to the decrease in neoplastic, vascular, and respiratory mortality from...more

Dr Emma Plugge

Role: Speaker

Emma Plugge is the Course Director for the MSc Global Health Science and a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Public Health,...more

Professor K. Srinath Reddy

Role: Speaker

Prof. K. Srinath Reddy is presently President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and formerly headed the Department of Cardiology at All...more

Dr Aaron Reeves

Role: Speaker

Aaron Reeves is a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford and a research fellow at Nuffield...more

Dr Harry Rutter

Role: Speaker

Harry Rutter is a public health physician based in Oxford. He is a senior clinical research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical...more

Dr Pete Scarborough

Role: Speaker

Dr Pete Scarborough is a senior researcher in the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group at Oxford University. His research...more

Dr David Stuckler

Role: Speaker

David Stuckler, MPH, PhD, is a Senior Research Leader in Sociology at University of Oxford and research fellow of the London School of Hygiene and...more

Dr Nick Townsend

Role: Speaker

Nick is a senior researcher in the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group at Oxford University, where he is the lead on a...more

Dr Mike Rayner

Role: Chair

Mike Rayner is Director of the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group which is based within the Department of Public Health of...more

Dr Kremlin Wickramasinghe

Role: Director

Dr. Kremlin Wickramasinghe is a researcher in the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health,...more

Certification

Sample Certificate PDF document.

This course can be taken with or without academic credit. All participants who satisfy the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Those opting to take the course for credit and submit an assignment will also receive 20 CATS points at FHEQ Level 7 (postgraduate). Credit points are recognised by employers and universities in the UK and internationally.

The pdf sample above is an illustration only, and the wording will reflect the course and dates attended.

Level and demands

This course will be suitable for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, postgraduate students and other early career level professionals working in the field of NCDs.

Teaching methods

The course will include the following types of sessions:

Lecture and discussion

A presentation from a member of the faculty or an outside speaker followed by a discussion.

Forum

Three or four experts will be invited to share their knowledge and /or experience. Each panel member will make a short presentation of 10 – 15 minutes which will be followed by an interactive session with comments and questions from the audience.

Group work

Participants will be divided in to five groups. Each group will be given a case scenario or a topic to discuss. Each group will make a 5 minute presentation to share their conclusions with the wider group.

One-to-one

Faculty consultation time slots will be available on a daily basis. Participants can use this time to meet with their personal tutors or other members of the teaching team to: discuss their individual projects; clarify any issues in their fields of expertise or to get advice, comments and support for new project ideas. These one-to-one sessions provide a unique opportunity for participants to meet speakers individually.

Individual projects

Each participant will be asked to select one of the following five specific skills that they would like to develop:

  • Develop a national level prevention strategy
  • Develop a research proposal related to the prevention of NCDs
  • Evaluate a prevention programme
  • Set up a surveillance and monitoring system
  • Initiate a population level awareness campaign

Participants will be assigned to a personal tutor according to the selected skill and will begin to develop a document under the guidance of that tutor.

Accommodation

This event will take place at Exeter College, Oxford, in the very heart of Oxford. Residential and non-residential options available with Gala Dinner and networking opportunities.

Scholarships

Details of funding opportunities including grants, bursaries, loans, scholarships and benefit information are available on our financial assistance page.

Apply for this course

Residential fee includes:

  • Attendance at all sessions
  • Full board accommodation at Exeter College (five nights from 1st September 2013), with breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Morning and afternoon tea and coffee
  • Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner
  • Prevention Strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Resource Pack
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Internet access in study-bedrooms and selected areas of the college

Non-residential fee includes:

  • Attendance at all sessions
  • Morning and afternoon tea and coffee
  • Lunch
  • Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner
  • Prevention Strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Resource Pack
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Internet access in selected areas of the college

Sorry, this course is not currently accepting applications. If you have any questions about this course, please use the course enquiry form.

Programmes including this module

This module can be studied as part of these programmes: