2012/03/19-23: Malaria Control, Prevention and Elimination (Course 5021-12-00-00)
Michael Alifrangis, Centre for Medical Parasitology (CMP), SUND
Time and place:
See "Details" box to the right.
The aim of the course is to give the participants a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary overview of applied methods of control and prevention of malaria and as well global prospects of elimination of malaria. A main focus will be on existing control tools such as antimalarial drugs and vector control methods (e.g. insecticide treated nets and insecticide spraying campaigns). The course will describe the complex challenges facing the control (and elimination) of malaria such as general challenges out rolling large-scale control measures and specific challenges regarding antimalarial drugs (drug quality and availability, development and spread of drug resistance) and vector control (insecticide resistance). The presentations will be based on real-life case stories/studies from areas in Sub-Saharan Africa where the presenters have conducted malaria research within the last two decades. A large integrated part of the course will consist of practical laboratory exercises of relevance for the control of malaria.
Ph.D. students with study programmes involving research on the health of people living in resource-poor settings with a specific interest on malaria. Master students or medical students enrolled at International or Global Health programmes, either at the University of Copenhagen (for instance MIH or FSV), another University in Denmark or internationally. It is advised that students attending this course have already gained basic knowledge on malaria by for instance having attended the course; Malaria disease, burden and socio-anthropological aspects of malaria
Register for this course through the University of Copenhagen online registration system here http://phdkursus.sund.ku.dk/frontPlanner/DetailKursus.aspx?id=95839.
Participation in this course gives 5,7 ECTS points. If you have questions about this course, please write to Annette Lemmens at the e-mail address indicated below.