Prevention Strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
12 – 17 March 2017
NCDs are the leading cause of death globally. In 2012 they cause 68% of all deaths (38 million) up from 60% in 2000. About half were under age 70 and half were women. Risk factors such as a person’s background, lifestyle and environment increase the likelihood of certain NCDs. This is a unique opportunity to learn disease prevention strategies collaborating with some of the world’s top experts.
5 Key diseases
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic kidney disease
This six-day residential programme will be delivered by internationally renowned experts through keynote lectures, seminars, group sessions and one-to-one tutorials.
Network with participants from around the globe
Develop ideas within small groups
Engage in panel discussions with policy makers, researchers and specialists
Work on an individual project, guided by an expert personal tutor
Create a draft research / policy document
General Determinants of Health
Health outcomes usually depends on an interplay between multiple risk factors. The following general risk factors are the most common determinants of health.
Level of chronic stress
Level of physical exercise
Alcohol consumption and tobacco smoking
Other social determinants of health
This course can be taken with or without academic credit.