Consultancy Skills in International Health: Evaluation of Health Facilities, Projects and Programmes

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  • Tuition Fees: General Admission €1,500, tropEd €1,000
  • 2-week course equals 90 hrs (75 hrs of direct contact and 15 hrs of self-study), TropEd students can earn 3 ECTS points
  • Open to: tropEd students, public health professionals and other health professionals

Entry Requirements

This Short Course is held in English. Course participants should have excellent command/high level of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English.

Content Overview

Join a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, expert-led group of health professionals and managers in learning or strengthening your skills in International Health consulting.

The course provides practical knowledge and experience in evaluation, essential consultancy skills, the do’s and don’ts of working in the international arena, and much more to allow you to strengthen your consulting skills.
The Institute's faculty staff with extensive consulting experience are joined by external experts to facilitate this course.

Course Topics

  • Evaluation and Consultancy: The Basics
  • Evaluation: Key Principles, Methods and Tools
  • Using Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Evaluation
  • Basic Skills of an Evaluator as an Individual and as a Team Member including team role play session
  • Planning an Evaluation in a low or middle income setting
  • Effective Writing Techniques, including Report Writing
  • Critical Review of Evaluation Reports
  • Designing and Providing Effective Feedback to Different Stakeholders
  • The Consultants Reference Points: Client Requirements and Regulations
  • Terms of Reference in your Consultancy Practice
  • Planning a Consultancy Career
  • Cultural and Ethical Aspects of Consultancy
  • The Consultant: Expectations and Experiences

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Identify, adapt and use principles, processes and tools for evaluation of health facilities, projects and programmes
  • Use key consultancy tools and mechanisms
  • Apply the principles of effective writing in evaluations
  • Use team building and team management skills
  • Analyse personal skills to develop a consultancy career plan

Schedule & Certification

Most of the short courses require full-time attendance from Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5 pm. Of Fridays courses generally finish around noon If not stated otherwise, all classes and activities will also run on public holidays.

Students and course participants must attend full-time and successtully complete all the assessment components in order to receive a certificate of attendance or a grade report from Heidelberg University. tropEd students will be able to credit short courses towards the Master's programme at their home institution.

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.