Established in 2007, the Centre for Professional Skills Development in Public Health (CPSD) provides practical skill-based training for relevant public health priorities and needs, and encourages solution-oriented thinking to address practical real world challenges.

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The world’s evolving 21st century public health challenges demand continual technical, managerial and leadership skills in order to implement health projects, work cross-sectorally, build scientific knowledge, analyse and innovate locally relevant community solutions.

The School’s national and international training hub strengthens and upgrades the requisite professional skills analysed by practitioners, policymakers, development partners, government officials, public advocates, faculty, researchers and frontline health workers.

Approximately 6457 health and development professionals have received training from the School and in joint collaboration with icddr,b, partner institutions and development partners.

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Skills Building Seminars and Workshops since inception

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Diverse Global Facilitators

6570+

Trained Health and Development Professionals since inception

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Short course on Basic Qualitative Research Methodology

This is an introductory course for people interested in qualitative research methods. The course will provide an overview of the basic steps of conducting qualitative research. This includes formulating a research question, designing the study, sampling techniques, and data collection methods and techniques.


DURING THE COURSE YOU WILL LEARN :

  1. Formulating a qualitative research question
  2. Identifying suitable design
  3. Different sampling techniques
  4. Data collection methods and tool development
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Upcoming:

Short course on Mixed Method Research

This is an advanced course, building on the basic prior knowledge of research methods acquired during the Core course or through other previous experiences. The course will be facilitated by Dr Malabika Sarker, PhD, Professor & Associate Dean, Director CoE for Science of Implementation & Scale-Up (SISU) at BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh.


DURING THE COURSE YOU WILL LEARN :

  1. The tradition of research: understanding the philosophical approaches behind the work we do (positivism, post-positivism, social constructivism, pragmatism)
  2. Formulation of mixed method Research Questions
  3. Review of current approaches to mixed methods research
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Practical skills based training to address relevant Public Health priorities and needs

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Solutions oriented thinking to address practical ‘real world’ challenges

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Interactive teaching and learning

Diverse expert facilitators- practitioners, policy makers and multi sectoral actors (i.e., Government, NGOs, INGOs, Civil Society, Private Sector)

Codesign critical competencies for professional trainings to ensure relevant capabilities are developed

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Immersive learning by visits to field sites:
Rural Urban Communities, Health Facilities (public, NGOs, private), Organisations (public, NGO, private)

Innovative tools for in-person, field-based and online learning

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Online capacity building training on qualitative research
Date: 25-26 August, 2020

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Online short course on basic quantitative research methods, data analysis and report writing
Date: 16-21 August, 2020

Previous Training

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Economic Evaluation: Skill Development on Cost-Effectiveness and Cost Benefit Analysis in Health Care (2019)
Date: 1 - 3 October, 2019

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Workshop on Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Thinking Qualitatively (2019)
Date: 17, 18 and 19 December, 2019

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Skill Development on Economic Evaluation and Prioritising for Universal Health Coverage (2018)
Date: 25 - 27 September, 2018