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AFRO-NETS> UWC Winter School Programme 1999
- Subject: AFRO-NETS> UWC Winter School Programme 1999
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- Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 06:22:50 -0400 (EDT)
UWC Winter School Programme 1999
University of the Western Cape - Public Health Programme / Winter
School Programme 1999
The Public Health Programme is offering a wide range of exciting
courses as part of their Winter School Programme (5th to 23rd July
1999). They are as follows:
WEEK ONE (5th to 9th July 1999)
1. Urbanisation and Health in Developing Countries
CONVENORS: Dr John Seager (National Urbanisation and Health Research
Programme, MRC); Ms Pam Cerff (National Urbanisation and Health Re-
search Programme, MRC)
OBJECTIVES: To introduce participants to the emerging public health is-
sues associated with urbanisation in developing countries with a spe-
cial emphasis on South Africa.
2. Management of Primary Health Care for Health Promotion
CONVENORS: Dr Arthur Heywood & Ms Nikki Schaay (Public Health Pro-
OBJECTIVES: The course will prepare participants to plan and manage
health promotion activities within a district health system.
3. Introduction to Health Informatics for District Health Workers
CONVENORS: Ms Lyn Hanmer (MRC); Dr Hassan Mahomed (City of Cape Town);
Dr Gavin Reagon (Public Health Programme, UWC)
OBJECTIVES: To empower health workers to use information for management
at a local level.
4. Nutrition in Development: A course for Programme Implementers
CONVENORS: Ms Rina Swart (Division Dietetics,UWC); Dr Mickey Chopra, Dr
Thandi Puoane, & Prof David Sanders (Public Health Programme, UWC)
OBJECTIVES: To achieve a better understanding of the background to, and
skills in the identification of, the extent and distribution of under-
nutrition in South Africa; To explore the development of appropriate
and comprehensive interventions to address nutritional and food secu-
rity problems; To develop methods to evaluate and monitor programmes
aimed at improving nutrition, including surveillance systems.
WEEK TWO (12th to 16th July 1999)
5. Urbanisation and Health in Developing Countries
CONVENORS: Dr John Seager & Ms Pam Cerff (National Urbanisation and
Health Research Programme, MRC)
OBJECTIVES: To make an in-depth study of some of the priority urban
health issues introduced in Module I; To develop an understanding of
the role of inter-sectoral activities in urban health; To explore the
relationship between research and policy.
6. Computerised District Information Systems: An Intermediate Course
CONVENORS: Dr Arthur Heywood, Dr Gavin Reagon, & Ms Norah Stoops (Pub-
lic Health Programme, UWC)
OBJECTIVES: To empower health workers to use a computerised health and
management information system to improve management in a district.
7. Primary Health Care and Restructuring of the Health Sector
CONVENORS: Prof David Sanders (Public Health Programme, UWC); Dr John
Frankish (PAWC); Ms Kirstie Rendall-Mkosi (Public Health Programme,
OBJECTIVES: To help participants achieve a deeper understanding of Com-
prehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC); To prepare for improved applica-
tion of CPHC in the South African health system; To explore pitfalls in
and threats to the implementation of CPHC; To develop skills in trans-
lating policy into planning and implementation.
8. Foundations of Biostatistics (This course has been cancelled)
9. Human Rights, Health and Violence
CONVENORS: Prof. Meredith Turshen (Dept of Urban Studies & Community
Health, Rutgers University, USA); Ms Karrisha Pillay (Socio-economic
Rights Project, Community Law Centre, UWC)
OBJECTIVES: To offer participants an opportunity to learn the princi-
ples of human rights law in the areas of health rights and professional
responsibilities. This course has a focus on women's health and human
10. Current thinking and practice in Health Promotion
CONVENORS: Sylvia Tilford, Centre for Health Promotion Research, Leeds
Metropolitan University; Ms Ruth Stern (London School of Hygiene and
Tropical Medicine); Ms Nikki Schaay (Public Health Programme, UWC)
OBJECTIVES: The familiarise participants with current health promotion
documents, debates and issues; provide participants with insight into
the process of developing health promotion interventions; and explore
with them issues related to the evaluation of health promotion proj-
11. Monitoring and Evaluation of Health and Development Programmes
Programme I (2 weeks: 12 July - 23 July 1999)
CONVENORS: Dr Thandi Puoane (Public Health Programme,UWC); Prof Pauline
Kuzwayo MEDUNSA); & Ms Debbie Gachuhi (SANA Regional Advisor, Nairobi,
OBJECTIVES: To provide participants with an overview of monitoring and
evaluation; Enable participants to acquire skills in the design and im-
plementation of monitoring and evaluation systems for health and devel-
opment programmes; Develop relevant tools to enable participants to im-
plement monitoring and evaluation systems within existing programmes.
12. Ecology of Non-Communicable Diseases
CONVENORS: Dr Andre Daniels & Dr Krisella Steyn (MRC); Dr Mickey Chopra
(Public Health Programme, UWC)
AIMS OF THE COURSE: The course aims to give participants a basic under-
standing of the biological, epidemiological and social dimensions of
non-communicable diseases, and the ability to plan rational measures of
prevention and control in populations.
WEEK THREE (19th to 23rd July 1999)
13. Monitoring and Evaluation of Health and Development
Programme II (1 week)
CONVENORS: Dr Thandi Puoane (Public Health Programme, UWC); Prof
Pauline Kuzwayo (MEDUNSA); Ms Debbie Gachuhi (SANA Regional Advisor,
OBJECTIVES: To provide participants with comprehensive techniques and
skills of data analysis using several software packages; To provide
participants with the skills of data interpretation and Presentation;
To enable participants to develop communication skills for dissemina-
tion of the monitoring and evaluation results and recommendations.
14. Developing a "Healthy Cities" Project
CONVENORS Ms Ruth Stern (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medi-
cine/ formerly of the Camden Healthy Cities Project, London); Prof Fran
Baum (Flinders University, Australia); Mr Edgar Carolissen (Cape Metro-
OBJECTIVES: To provide participants with a critical understanding of
the concepts behind the World Health Organisation's Healthy Cities Pro-
ject; To consider the challenges in creating a Healthy Cities Project
and/or other collaborative health promoting initiatives; To consider
the role of the different partners in establishing a Healthy Cities
Project i.e. local and provincial government, NGOs, community-based or-
ganisations, academic institutions and the business sector; To consider
appropriate research and evaluation approaches for Healthy Cities ini-
tiatives; To explore the relationship with other projects and pro-
grammes, in particular the Local Agenda 21/Model Communities initiative
which was initiated at the Rio Earth Summit.
15. Disability at a Community Level
CONVENORS: Ms Rati Mpofu & Ms Trish Struthers (Physiotherapy UWC), Ms
Kirstie Rendall-Mkosi (Public Health Programme, UWC)
OBJECTIVES To review the current policy and practice relating to the
integration of people with disabilities at the community level; To de-
velop planning skills in aspects of prevention of disability, and im-
provement of opportunities for people with disabilities.
16. Reproductive Health: Transitions in Health Care Delivery
CONVENORS: Dr Di Cooper (Women's Health Research Unit, UCT); Prof.
Sally Guttmacher (New York University)
OBJECTIVES: To enable participants: to acquire a better understanding
of some of the priority areas in women's reproductive health in South
Africa; to examine changes in reproductive health policy; to examine
the changes that are occurring in implementing reproductive health
service delivery; to explore what barriers exist to effecting changes
in reproductive health policy and delivery.
17. Computerised District Information Systems: An Advanced Course
CONVENOR: Mr Calle Hedberg (Health Information Systems Project)
AIM OF THE COURSE: To empower health information managers and develop-
ers to design and integrate health and management information systems.
18. Nutrition Education & Promotion in Developing Countries
CONVENOR: Ms Jeltje Snel, Vodeingscentrum, Den Haag, Netherlands; Ms
Rina Swart, Division Dietetics, UWC.
OBJECTIVES: To equip participants with concepts and knowledge on the
relationship between people and food as well as nutritional communica-
tion strategies, and equip them with skills to incorporate these into
actions that promote nutrition and health.
For further information about the courses - or to obtain a Programme
Brochure - please contact:
Ms Marlene Peterson
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