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Ethics in Public Health Practice

Date: February 6-10, 2017

Application deadline is extended till January 8, 2017

What kind of health threats and risks deserve an organized response by the health system? How to balance curative vs preventive and promotive care? How to communicate health messages that might conflict with local cultural norms? Public health professionals are routinely confronted with such ethical dilemmas and yet they receive little training on ethics in public health practice. In order to address such training gap, we at Azim Premji University, offer a week long course on Ethics in Public Health Practice. We believe that ethical and reflective public health practice is the cornerstone of realizing the common goal of Health for All.

The course runs through four modules. These cover

  • Why Public Health Ethics?
  • Working with programs: Ethics issues in implementation and evaluation
  • Agenda setting and priorities in policy making
  • Risk and vulnerability: Working with research guidelines and protocols.

Professionals involved in a range of public health roles including research, program implementation and evaluation, advocacy and communications in health are encouraged to apply. Participants would expect to learn to have comprehensive understanding of ethical principles in public health and their applications in different settings, develop analytical skills to conceive of possible resolutions to ethical dilemmas in their work settings and sensitivity to adapt universal guidelines and protocols in specific cultural contexts.

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Designing & Facilitating Effective Learning Experiences

The School of Continuing Education at Azim Premji University is conducting the next Batch of the Certificate Course on ‘Designing & Facilitating Effective Learning Experiences’, from January 16th to 21st 2017 at Bangalore.

This course will help participants to delve into the Design Process for their chosen problem & also to experience demonstration of tools and techniques for effective facilitation.

Participants will work through a structured process from identifying learning needs to design, development, delivery, and evaluation of learning experiences . They will take away various templates, handouts, and job-aids to appreciate the development of learning collaterals.

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Classroom observation for enabling teacher support

Last Date to Apply: Dec 15, 2016

The School of Continuing Education and University Resource Centre(SCE-URC) of Azim Premji Universityhas a clearly stated purpose to build capabilities of professionals in education and development sector (both in government and civil society organizations);evolve and promote the use of quality standards in education, including assessment principles and frameworks; as well as influence policy through work with state and national-level institutions This is also an explicit commitment of APU & SCE-URC to the idea that education contributes to social change.

The seven day program (Dec 26, 2016 - Jan 01, 2017) aims at equipping professionals with the knowledge and skills required to understand the classroom processes and to initiate dialogue with the teacher on her classroom practices. It helps them in adopting an empowering approach to teacher development.

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Understanding Rural India: Life and Livelihoods at the Base of the Pyramid

Dates: Nov 16 – 26, 2015
Venue: Bangalore

Rural India is undergoing unprecedented transformations, which have profound impact on the livelihoods of the rural poor by influencing the nature of their work, work related relationships, new opportunities, nature of rural-urban connect and household vulnerability. Understanding the nature of this transition in rural livelihoods is critical in order to design and participate in meaningful efforts to promote livelihoods security for rural households.

In this course, through the use of films, films, discussions, games, case studies and a field visit, we will attempt to develop an informed view of contemporary rural life and livelihoods and dispel some common false perceptions and myths. We will discuss how rural lives are impacted by social structures, government policies and interventions and market structures with which the rural populations engage in different ways. Participants will gain an appreciation of the challenges faced by those who are marginalized due to their caste, class or gender, and how this impacts their choices and livelihoods. Through these explorations, the participants will examine their own beliefs about the nature of livelihoods and development objectives when engaging with rural populations.

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Public Policy for Karnataka State Government Officers:

New Approaches to Rural Development, Employment and Livelihoods

Dates: Multiple programs, September 2015 - March 2016

Venue: Mysore

Azim Premji University is partnering with the Administrative Training Institute of the Government of Karnataka to offer a series of short courses on public policy and management. State government officers work at the interface between the government policy and people. Karnataka (and India) are going through a period in which there is rapid and deep-seated change in both the context and content of public policy. As a result, the manner in which government works, and the nature of government’s engagement with external stakeholders is undergoing change. Markets and the private sector are entering domains with strong public-interest implications. Governments are being called upon to function more effectively, more efficiently, and more responsively to both the political leaders and to citizens.

The aim of this programme is to enable government functionaries to develop a deep understanding of the context, content, and the process of making and implementation of public policy. The series of programs will cover topics related to development school education, public health, livelihoods and other domains related to development.

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