Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative (SORT IT) course

Category: Methods for HPSR,
Institution:International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and Medicins Sans Frontieres, Luxembourg, WHO /TDR
Country: Russia
Region: Europe
Language: English
Audience: Practicing Researchers,


Learning objectives

1. To teach participants the principles of conducting and publishing operational research 2. To mentor participants to conduct and publish operational research 3.To teach participants the importance of using research to inform and potentially change policy and practice

Major topics covered

This course consists of three one-week workshops conducted over 9 months, with clearly-defined milestones and expected outputs. Participants must meet inclusion criteria, and research projects will be undertaken within the time frame. Mentoring and supervision is provided. There is a growing national and international need for operational research and related capacity building in public health. This course aims to meet this need by advocating for the output-based model of operational research training for public health programme staff described here. It also aims to secure sustainable funding to expand training at a global and national level.

Teaching formats

a) lectures, b) plenary presentations of developing protocols and papers and c) mentor-participant working groups


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