Prevention Strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
University of Oxford
Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF
Birmingham, London
The course will include the following types of sessions:

    Lecture and discussion: A presentation from a member of the faculty or an outside speaker followed by a discussion.
    Forum: Three or four experts will be invited as resource persons. Each of them will make a short presentation of 10 – 15 minutes. Finally there will be an interactive session with comments and questions from the audience.
    Group work: Participants will be divided in to five groups. Each group will be given a case scenario or a topic to discuss. Each group will make a 5 minute presentation to share their main points.
    One-to-one: Participants will meet with their personal tutors to finalise the aims, objectives and the format of their individual projects (written document).

At the end of the course participants should have:

    Increased their knowledge on the burden of NCDs, their risk factors, determinants and prevention by:
        Discussing the current and future impact of the burden of NCDs
        Understanding social, cultural, political and economical determinants
        Familiarising themselves with national and global prevention strategies
        Analysing successful and unsuccessful case studies of programmes with the aim of preventing NCDs
        Identifying how to strengthen healthcare systems to prevent NCDs.
    Developed specific skills in prevention strategies. e.g. they will have begun to learn how to:
        Develop a national level prevention strategy
        Develop a research proposal
        Evaluate a prevention programme
        Set up a surveillance and monitoring system
        Initiate a population level awareness campaign
    Exchanged knowledge and experience with participants and faculty

This course will be suitable for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, postgraduate students and other early career level professionals working in the field of NCDs.

Schedule of Presentations:

Sunday, July 15, 2012
13:00:00 Registration
14:00:00 Inauguration
15:00:00 Global burden of NCDs and risk factors K. Srinath Reddy
16:00:00 Tea
16:30:00 Have NCDs received adequate attention in developed and developing countries? K. Srinath Reddy
17:00:00 NCDs and development
Monday, July 16, 2012
08:45:00 Conceptual framework for NCD prevention Adrian Bauman
09:45:00 Aims, outcomes and orientation Kremlin Wickramasinghe
10:30:00 Tea
11:00:00 Screening and surveillance Karina McHardy
12:00:00 lunch
13:30:00 Faculty consultation and individual project time
15:00:00 Estimating the burden of NCDs and risk factors 1 Mark Scarborough
16:30:00 Tea and reflections on the day
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
08:45:00 NCD prevention strategies Gill Cowburn
09:45:00 Role of research in NCD prevention strategies
10:30:00 Tea
11:00:00 Tools to prioritise different policy options Steven Allender, Melanie Nichols
12:30:00 lunch
13:30:00 Faculty consultation and individual project time
15:00:00 How to overcome challenges for NCD prevention strategies? Sudeep Chand
16:30:00 Tea and reflections on the day
18:00:00 Economic burden of NCD
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
08:45:00 Programme evaluation part I Charlie Foster
09:45:00 Programme evaluation (with case studies) part II Charlie Foster
10:30:00 Tea
11:00:00 Capacity building mechanisms and case studies Harry Rutter
12:30:00 lunch
13:30:00 Faculty consultation and individual project time
15:00:00 How to address social, cultural, political and economical determinants of NCDs? Kremlin Wickramasinghe
16:30:00 Tea and reflections on the day
Thursday, July 19, 2012
08:45:00 Development of strategies with multiple stakeholders Mike Kelly
09:45:00 Case studies – NCD prevention strategies and programmes Gauden Galea
10:30:00 Tea
11:00:00 How can healthcare systems be strengthened to aid NCD prevention? Gauden Galea
12:30:00 lunch
13:30:00 Faculty consultation and individual project time
15:00:00 How community based interventions for NCD prevention be developed? David Matthews, Steven Allender
16:30:00 Tea and reflections on the day
17:30:00 Presentation on individual projects (3 slides) Charlie Foster, Steven Allender
Friday, July 20, 2012
08:30:00 Registration
09:00:00 Discuss global implementation of the UN political declaration at national level to prevent NCDs using a integrated health framework Shanthi Mendis, Mike Rayner
10:00:00 Tea
10:30:00 Addressing the double burden of malnutrition to prevent chronic diseases Francesco Branca, David Matthews
11:30:00 Development of national policies and programmes to promote healthy diets and physical activity Charlie Foster
12:30:00 lunch
13:30:00 Discuss the National Action on the Prevention and Control of NCDs in Europe: New opportunities in the context of the UN Political Declaration Gauden Galea
14:30:00 Monitoring and evaluation of global programmes related to the FCTC
15:30:00 Tea
16:00:00 International cooperation and partnerships to achieve these goals
16:45:00 Final remarks and closure
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