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Certificate Course in Global Health

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Certificate Course in Global Health 2019

Department of Biological Sciences, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus is going to organize a 10-day International Winter Institute in Global Health - WIGH 2019 from January 7th to 16th 2019.

This unique Winter Institute offers an exciting opportunity to explore the intimate link between culture and health along with colleagues from the US and Bhutan. 

Participants will have the experience of working with US and Indian experts from premier Institutes to understand the health challenges of a fast globalizing world in light of traditional culture and community. One will glimpse the juxtaposition of tradition and progress that characterizes much of the new global world manifested in one of India's best tourist places.

For the Winter Institute in Global Health, over a 10 day period one will have the opportunity to explore cultural, social and behavioral influences on health and the challenge of adapting research methodology to diverse global contexts.

Specific Objectives:

  • Enhanced awareness of the challenges to health due to globalization including cultural, ethical, practical challenges of conducting global health research.

  • Increased understanding of the interplay of biological, social, psychological factors in research methodology that combines these factors.

  • Understanding of interplay of local and global factors influencing health and health disparities across nations. 

  • Testimonials from Past Participants: 

    1.  Dr. Devangini Broker, M.D (Homoeopathy): “I learned not only research methods and planning but also about new technologies about which I was completely unaware! I recommend this workshop to doctors as it ignites creativity and stimulates ideas which will help medical science to grow more and help people.” --- Participant, WIGH 2014.

      2. Dr. Shashank Reddy, MBBS: “The learning exercise to plan and design a research project was the most interesting thing. It helped me to execute the project with systematic thinking and group activity. It also strengthened my basics in statistics. I would like to add that BITS Pilani, Hyderabad was a wonderful host.” --- Indian participant, WIGH 2013.

      3. Ms. Amina Benkhoukha, Ph.D Candidate (USA): “The most interesting thing I learned during WI is how to work with a diverse multidisciplinary team to come up with solutions to problems which interested the entire group. There were medical doctors, psychologists, statisticians dentists, physical therapists, biologists, community leaders and many others who talked out common issues from all perspectives and found possible resolutions that all members could contribute to. This type of work is necessary when solving global issues and the experience I had at WIGH will stay with me forever.” --- Foreign participant, WIGH 2013.

      4. Dr. T.P. Ahluwalia, Scientist-F (ICMR): “WIGH is a perfect choice for students, health care professionals and research aspirants who are planning to accomplish a higher level of knowledge and experience in global health. The course is well organized and will help in strengthening the basics on research in a systematic way. The lectures, discussions, didactic seminars, group work, demonstrations and field visits will engage you with a dense atmosphere for learning.” --- Delegate, WIGH 2015.

    5. Dr. Manish Gehani- Program Officer at Jhpiego: “Cross – Cutting and cross-Cultural platform for immense global health learning. I enjoyed interacting with faculties and discussing public health perspectives. I had been enlightened by the take home learning”.--- Delegate, WIGH 2016.

    About the Venue


    • Workshop Dates: Jan 7-16, 2019

    • Last Date for Early Bird Registration : Dec 15, 2018

    • Last Date for Registration : Dec 31, 2018

    • Last Date for Late Registration : Jan 07, 2019

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