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Courses on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research 2018

The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners announces a series of online training courses in the field of sexual and reproductive health and research for 2018.

These courses provide health professionals with knowledge, skills and competencies in sexual and reproductive health, as well as research in this field, especially for those health care providers whose access to learning is limited by time, financial resources or other constraints and for whom access to quality education in the field of sexual and reproductive health is limited. With this training program, participants will learn first-hand about the day-to-day and long-term challenges in the field of sexual and reproductive health and research.

Courses schedule: (Click on the course to access the information on each course and application form)

Course Schedule Application deadline
Adolescent sexual and reproductive health 8 weeks (14 May – 6 July 2018) 30 April 2018
Research methodology and research protocol development 8 weeks (16 July – 7 September 2018) 17 June 2018
Sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS 8 weeks (10 September – 2 November 2018) 12 August 2018
Family planning 8 weeks (5 November – 28 December 2018) 7 October 2018

Eligible candidates

Eligible candidates are health professionals, paramedical staff, project planners and managers in health-related areas and social scientists from all countries.

Teaching language

The teaching language of the course is English. For the preparation of the research project, both English and French can be used. In order to follow the course, however, it is of the utmost importance that the participant’s level of English comprehension is adequate.

Teaching-learning methods

  1. A set of slides with accompanying talking points.
  2. Reference documents
  3. Other audio-visual materials

Course validation and certificate

In order to validate the module and obtain the certificate, the participants are required to successfully complete the required assignments for the undertaken course.

Admission procedures

1. Submit the completed application form and send the required enclosures by email to the course email address.

  • A curriculum vitae, including sections on current and previous positions
  • A certified copy of diploma(s)
  • A letter of motivation stating clearly your interests and reasons for applying to the Course (1-2 page maximum).

2. Wait for the acceptance notice from the administrative office.


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