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Quality Management in International Health

June 10 - June 21, 2019 
June 01 - June 12, 2020 (application starting September 01, 2019)

In cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Tuition Fees: General Admission €1.500, tropEd €1.000


The course meets for 2 week for a total of 135 hours of SIT: 85 direct contact hours and 50 hours self-directed learning. TropEd students can earn 4.5 ECTS points.

Entry Requirements

"Quality Management in International Health" is held in English. Course participants should have excellent command/high level of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English. It's part time students only.

Content Overview

  • Major steps and trends in the healthcare quality and patient safety movements
  • Quality management and patient safety principles, mechanisms and tools and their contextual relevance
  • Leadership and managing healthcare quality including ethical and cultural aspects
  • Leading teams to use quality management tools
  • Healthcare quality evaluation mechanisms in low and middle income contexts
  • Quality management case study set in a middle-income country and assessment tool to critically evaluate quality
  • Skills development in healthcare quality evaluation
  • Guided exercise and field trip to critically analyse quality management mechanisms in German healthcare facilities
  • Implementing healthcare quality management mechanisms and tools in low and middle income countries
  • Designing and sustaining a healthcare quality management framework in a low or middle income country or regional context.
  • Internet resources, publications and grey literature for healthcare quality management

Learning Objectives

By the end of the module the participants should be able to:

  • Appraise recent developments and challenges in assuring healthcare quality in low and middle income countries.
  • Critically analyse international healthcare quality management and patient safety mechanisms and their global transferability.
  • Differentiate roles of stakeholders in managing healthcare quality improvement initiatives and activities both locally and globally.
  • Design a framework for strengthening healthcare quality in their country or region using key quality improvement principles and mechanisms.
  • Apply personal and team skills to lead the use of quality management tools and mechanisms in their setting.

Course Fee

  • General Admittance: € 1.500.-
  • tropEd students: € 1.000.-

Included in the course fee is a non-refundable registration fee of € 200.-
Please register as soon as possible as the number of participants is limited.
Unfortunately, no Scholarships are available.
If the participant withdraws from the course

  • less than 6 weeks prior: 25 % of the course fee will be charged.
  • less than 4 weeks prior: 50 % of the course fee will be charged.
  • less than 2 weeks prior: the whole course fee will be charged.

The tuition fee does not include accommodation, insurance or other personal living costs during the stay.

Contact Registration

Dirk Reinhardt
Assistant Short Courses Coordinator
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, D-69120 Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 43 12 
Fax: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 49 18

Short Course Coordinator/tropEd Coordinator

Nandita Rothermund-Bucher, M.A.
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, D-69120 Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 46 48 
Fax: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 49 18

Course Coordinator

Peter Campbell
International Health Consultant

Teaching Coordinator

Dr. Pauline Grys
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 50 48

Course Coordinator

Peter Campbell, International Health Consultant