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Title: Strategy to Improve Supply and Utilization of Drugs and Vaccine for Tropical Diseases
Keywords: Tropical medicine
Drugs and vaccines
Communicable diseases
Country: Indonesia
Institution: Indonesia - Post Graduate Programme, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta
Course coordinator: Eti Nurwening Sholikhah
Date start: 2022-03-21
Date end: 2022-04-01
About duration and dates: Number of weeks: 4 weeks Pre-reading (pre-departure): 10 hours (1st week) Face to face: 2 weeks Final assignment: 25 hours (4th week)
Classification: advanced optional
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Course location:
Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
ECTS credit points: 3 ECTS credits
Total SIT: 94 hours
Contact time: 34 hours
Self-study time: 60 hours
Language: English
By the end of the course the student should be capable to:

1. Design a strategy to improve supply and utilization of drugs and vaccine for tropical diseases

2. Identify challenges of supply and utilization of drugs and vaccine for tropical diseases

3. Critique and appraise literature critically to improve supply and utilization of drugs and vaccine for tropical disease
Assessment Procedures:
1. Group assessment (30%)
• Student will work in group
• Presentation: Field visit result
After conducting field visit, students have to present the finding and the recommendation to improve the supply and utilization of the drugs
• Student will be given 15 minutes to present, followed by another 15 minutes for discussion

2. Individual assessment (70%)
• A written assignment of case study
• Students are expected to propose a strategy based on the case.
• Students are required to write a paper based on case given with the requirement:

a. Typed on A4 paper size with 1-inch margins and 12 point font with 1.5 spacing, minimal 1000 words

b. Must be submitted in 5 days after the assignment given

If students achieve less than 60% (on average of both group and individual assessment), students are required to submit a new individual written assignment of 1000 words on a new case study within 5 days after grade announcement

1. Drug interactions and adverse drug reactions in terms of epidemiology, classification, mechanisms and prevention, and how to use pharmacovigilance methodologies
2. Management of drugs for TB, Leprosy, and TB-HIV
3. Drugs that WHO recommends for the prevention, control, elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases
4. Management of drugs and vaccines for Malaria and NTDs
5. Drug and vaccine regulation
6. Evidence Based Therapy
7. Drug utilization Review
8. Identification and retrieval of drug information
9. Evidence Based Therapy on Tropical Diseases
10. Critical appraisal: supply and utilization of drugs and vaccine for tropical diseases
11. Drug and Vaccine Management in Primary Health Center
12. Vaccine Development, Supply, and Safety
13. Vaccine quality assurance in vaccine manufacturer
Students will receive course materials 7 days in advance. Students should read the materials received as self-directed learning prior to the course commencing.

Topics number 1-8 will be delivered in the form of lecture in class, each session is 2 hours.
Topics number 9-10 will be a practical session, each session is 3 hours.
Topics number 11-13 will be field visit, each session is 3 hours

After the field visit, students are required to present their finding during field visit, followed by discussion. Presentation: 3 hours

Students are required to undertake self-directed learning for 25 hours after course has commenced until the course is completed

Preparing final paper for individual assessment: 25 hour

Pre-reading: 10 hours
In class:
Lecture: 8 x 2 hours= 16 hours
Practical session:
In class practical session: 2 x 3 hours= 6 hours
Field Visit: 3 x 3 hours = 9 hours
Self-directed learning: 25 hours
Presentation= 1 x 3 hours = 3 hours
Preparing final paper (individual assessment): 25 hours

Total: 94 hours
Students must be enrolled in an MPH or M.Sc. programme
English Proficiency:
Certificate for English TOEFL test with at least a score of 550 points (paper based) or 213 points (computer-based) or 79/80 (internet-based) or IELTS band 6.0.
The maximum number of students that may enrol in this course is 20 students (including tropEd students and students enrolled at UGM)
First come, first served
The tuition fee is 500 Euro for TropEd students, excluding living costs
Not available
tropEd accreditation: Accredited in October 2018 in Berlin.
This accreditation is valid until October 2023.
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Date Of Record Creation: 2018-11-01 06:12:33 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2018-11-01 10:26:17 (W3C-DTF)
Date Record Checked: 2018-01-11 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2021-11-24 08:26:59 (W3C-DTF)

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L. Gerstel1, P. A. C. Zwanikken1, A. Hoffman2, C. Diederichs3, M. Borchert3 and B. Peterhans2

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