Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, are responsible for the greatest burden of death and disability globally. No longer viewed as diseases of affluence, NCDs are of critical importance to all countries and are firmly on the global political agenda. Successfully addressing the complex causes of these diseases and reducing the global burden will involve interdisciplinary approaches and a systems viewpoint. Researchers and policy makers from around the world working in this field require a critical understanding of the commonalities and differences in perspectives across sectors, which will enable them to work effectively within a ‘global’ ecological perspective on NCDs.
The School’s Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases fosters collaboration between NCD researchers, across a range of settings and disciplines, in a unique position to deliver this multi-disciplinary short course on reducing the global burden of non-communicable diseases this year.
“Issues in global non-communicable diseases: from research to policy” short course will be held 22 – 26 August 2016.
The course will address the current paradigms and controversies in epidemiology, health systems and policy research, equipping participants with the language and skills to progress further in their fields.
For more information about the course and how to apply, please click here.
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