Ahmed my gfmer course experience

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Ahmed my gfmer course experience

  1. 1. GFMER Training in Sexual andReproductive Health Research 2011 Course Experience For the 2012 course orientation session Reproductive and Child Health Research Unit, Khartoum, Sudan Ahmed Abdelrahim Ahmed Khalil
  2. 2. General• Early 2011 – Application• May 2011 - November 2011 – Lectures – Assignments• November 2011 – February 2012 – Final assignment • Research protocol • Literature Review• Mid-2012 – Geneva course23 February 2013 Ahmed Abdelrahim Ahmed Khalil
  3. 3. Application• Completely online• No need for protocol• Reply takes few weeks23 February 2013 Ahmed Abdelrahim Ahmed Khalil
  4. 4. Lectures• Combined audio, video and slides• Topics very relevant, practical• Up-to-date - new policies, guidelines, stats• Always available online (even live)23 February 2013 Ahmed Abdelrahim Ahmed Khalil
  5. 5. Faculty• >30 – highly specialized• Experienced – in SRH, teaching, WHO• Some are former course students• Constant support – even outside course topics• Direct contact with students23 February 2013 Ahmed Abdelrahim Ahmed Khalil
  6. 6. Assignments• 2 wks• Challenging• Abstract and analytical/critical, not just Q&A• Builds literature search experience – evidence-based essays• Supporting documents to kick start search• Flexibility in deadlines23 February 2013 Ahmed Abdelrahim Ahmed Khalil
  7. 7. Final project• Strong support – topic choice, revision, etc• One-on-one supervision• Free choice of topics23 February 2013 Ahmed Abdelrahim Ahmed Khalil
  8. 8. What I gained• Contacts – GFMER and WHO, participants• Literature search and review experience• Publishable articles• Up to date info on global SRH issues• Certificate(s) – GFMER, Oxford• GFMER community membership23 February 2013 Ahmed Abdelrahim Ahmed Khalil
  9. 9. THANK YOU23 February 2013 Ahmed Abdelrahim Ahmed Khalil

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