Surveillance in Reproductive Health

Submission form for advanced modules

1. Title:

Surveillance in Reproductive Health

2. Institution:

Graduate Program in Public Health, Faculty of Medicine. Gadjah Mada University, Jl. Farmako, Sekip Utara, Yogyakarta 55281, INDONESIA or

3. Course coordinator:

Siswanto Agus Wilopo, M.D., M.Sc., Sc.D.

4. Type:

Advanced module in Reproductive Epidemiology

5. Duration and dates:

2 weeks

18- 29 August, 2009

6. Course venue (optional):

7. Credit points and SIT:

3 ECTS 90 Study hours (36 contact hours, 54 self-study hours): 24 hour lecture, 12 hour tutorials and workshops in computer labs, 20 hour home-work assignments (data analysis), 20 hour report writing, 10 hour private reading, and 4 hour exam and assessment.

8. Language:


9. Learning objectives:

After studying the material in this module, the student should be able to:

Define public health surveillance, goals and its components in reproductive health in developing countries.

List general principles of public health surveillance applied to reproductive health

List the main uses and sources of surveillance data that are relevant to reproductive health surveillance.

Describe methods and systems useful for conducting reproductive health surveillance.

Perform basic analysis of surveillance data.

List the various attributes of surveillance systems.

Describe how reproductive surveillance data are linked to public health action.

Describe how to link health program objectives and indicators to surveillance.

Use a surveillance grid to plan a reproductive health surveillance system.

List examples of surveillance systems specific to reproductive health.

Discuss the steps in the evaluation of a surveillance system in reproductive health in develooing countries

10. Content:

The course will cover following modules:

1. Introduction to Public Health Surveillance

2. Public Health Surveillance Applied to Reproductive Health

3. Source of Data for Public Health Surveillance

4. Type of Surveillance Systems

5. Components of Surveillance Process

6. Evaluation of Surveillance Systems

7. Case Study for Reproductive Health Surveillance in Indonesia

11. Learning Methods:

Lecture, Interactive Tutorial, Computing Works, Field Trips, and Self Learning Study.

12. Assessment procedures:

Open book examination using essay questions and case studies in the class.

Submission of a final paper based on the tutorial and field visits.

13. Prerequisites:

Language: TOFEL 500+ or IELTS 6 or Equivalent

Basic of Epidemiology

Basic of Biostatistics

Computer literate, including statistical software STATA or R

14. Attendance:

Maximum 20 Students

15. Selection, if applicable:

Selection based on the CV or Academic Transcript

16. Fees:

Euro 400

17. Scholarships:

Not available from the course organisator

18. tropEd accreditation


19. Remarks:

Implemented 2 times a year


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