We run a number of short courses in maternal and newborn health which provide opportunities for continuing vocational education, professional development and high level training offered by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Life Saving Skills and Essential Obstetric Care (EOC&NC)
The course is designed to cover the five major causes of maternal death (haemorrhage, sepsis, eclampsia, complications of obstructed labour and abortion) as well as Newborn Resuscitation and Early Newborn Care.
Feedback from participants includes:
- “Absolutely excellent course. Thank you so much. Including antenatal and postnatal intro course would be amazing. But thank you so much to all the faculty. You were so approachable and so great at equipping and teaching us. The break out sessions were great”
- “An excellent course. Well worth my travel from Australia to undertake this course. It has left me feeling more empowered and able to make a significant difference for women babies and the staff I will work alongside”
- “This is the most effective and useful training that I have attended.”
- “Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate. The course was extremely invaluable. God bless you for your dedication to sharing your knowledge and the many lives you're touching indirectly.”
- “The training was extremely very important to me and the knowledge I have acquired is very useful to me in practice and the mothers and babies who will be saved through this training."
There are also a number of modules from the MSc in International Public Health (Sexual & Reproductive Health stream) that can be taken as short courses without enrolling on the full course. These include:
Maternal and Newborn Health
This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts and key issues related to Maternal and Neonatal Health (MNH) and Safe Motherhood. Students learn how to develop a strategic plan for the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality, and how to plan, organise, monitor & evaluate evidence-based MNH programmes and services, taking into consideration the importance of effective functioning health systems.
Quality Improvements in Maternal and Newborn Health
This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts of quality of care in maternal and newborn health. Students will learn the importance of improving the quality of MNH care and services, how to assess quality, reflect critically on their own area of practice and role in quality improvement and appreciate how research and audit differ and how they are related.
Key Concepts in Sexual & Reproductive Health
This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and SRH services and the key issues in International SRH, including those that arose at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. It explores SRH in the contexts of human rights, equity, gender equality and health systems and policies, and discusses the link between SRH and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Sexual Health and Human Sexuality
This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts of human sexuality and sexual health, including sexual dysfunction and principles of and approaches to sexuality and relationship education. It also covers family planning services and programmes, epidemiology and control of STIs/HIV and sexual & gender-based violence.