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Subject:

Disability in Developing Countries course - Melbourne 20-24 September 2004]

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Frank Hall-Bentick <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 31 Mar 2004 21:41:39 +1000

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 Subject: [AsiaPacificDisability] Disability in Developing Countries
          course - Melbourne September 2004
    Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 09:23:24 +1000
    From: Beth Fuller <[log in to unmask]>
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      CC: "'Joni Law'" <[log in to unmask]>

Dear Asia Pacific Disability list serve readers,

I would like to inform you about an upcoming course, for which we are
about to apply for travel scholarships.

"Disability in Developing Countries"
20-24 September 2004
University of Melbourne
Melbourne
Australia

The scholarship scheme to which we are applying covers the cost of
airfares, accommodation and stipends. However it does not include the
cost of the course - participants or their organisations need to be able

to raise this amount themselves (see "Fees" below). If you are
interested in participating and would like us to apply for the travel
scholarship on your behalf, please do the following:
1) check out the brochure on the website for more information
http://www.aihi.unimelb.edu.au/educationTraining/index.html
2) Email Ms Joni Law on email:
mailto:[log in to unmask]
by the 19th April 2004 with your response to the following questions:
      a) Name, organisation your work for, qualifications (educational
or work experience)
      b) Why you would like to do this course; why you should be
selected
      c) How you would use the information from the course back in
your country
      d) If you would like, you may inform us whether you have a
disability (this question is optional).

If you are having trouble getting the form or need further information,
please feel free to telephone Joni on: +61 3 8344 9123.

Information on the Course

The subject introduces students to the major issues surrounding
disability in resource- poor settings. There will be an emphasis on
learning using current examples of projects from many parts of the
resource-constrained world.
Content will include:
. Current definitions of disability;
. Causes and prevalence of common disabilities;
. Skills important for working with the major impairment groups;
. Issues related to equity, access, advocacy and prevention;
. Design of disability programs;
. Capacity building for disability programs;
. Constraints and solutions for sustainability of disability programs;
and
. Project management issues related to disability programs.

Suitable For
This course is suitable for health program planners, development workers

and health practitioners. It is accredited by the University of
Melbourne and can be taken by students of postgraduate courses in public

health, international and community development, the allied health
professions and nursing.

Course Details

Course Objectives
On completion of this subject, participants should be able to:
. Demonstrate an understanding of different constructs of disability,
disease and wellness within different cultures;
. Critique major approaches to disability service provision in
resource-poor settings, including Community Based Rehabilitation and
Inclusive Education;
. Demonstrate knowledge of skills important for working with major
impairment groups;
. Design a basic disability program, demonstrating understanding of
issues of sustainability;
. Effectively communicate issues related to equity, access, advocacy and

prevention;
. Apply principles and strategies of health promotion to the issue of
disability; and
. Design training for disability programs, applying appropriate
strategies and means of evaluating learning outcomes.

Location
The course will be held at the main campus of the University of
Melbourne in Parkville, Melbourne, Australia.

English Language Requirement
Although not formally required for short courses, a minimum English
language proficiency of approximately IELTS 6.0 (TOEFL 530) is
recommended to comprehend lectures and communicate effectively.

Fees
Short Course: AUD $1100 (approximately US$830), includes tuition and
reading materials.

The course is a collaboration of:

Australian International Health Institute (AIHI)
The University of Melbourne
AIHI seeks to expand the Australian contribution to health and capacity
development in resource-poor countries. Emphasising a primary health
care approach, AIHI works across the Asia-Pacific region through
development assistance projects, education and training, research
capacity development and leadership in international health, with a
focus on HIV/AIDS, immunisation and vaccine development, disability,
health promotion, tobacco control and adolescent health.

Centre for International Health (CIH)
Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health
Burnet Institute is a not-for-profit, independent research institute
committed to improving the health of communities in resource-poor
settings. CIH responds to identified health problems in developing
nations by providing technical advice, applied research, policy
development, training and educational programs, usually in a community
health context. CIH has a commitment to evidence-based practice and
dissemination of the findings of evaluation.

Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University is a major regional university with campuses in

Australia, SE Asia, Canada and the UK. It is the largest provider of
distance education to the tertiary sector in Australia. Its allied
health degree programs have a special emphasis on preparing graduates
for rural and remote practice using models of community based practice
within collaborative team settings.

School of Physiotherapy
The University of Melbourne
The School teaches undergraduate to doctoral level Physiotherapy and is
actively involved in capacity building in developing countries through
supporting students studying in Melbourne as well as conducting training

overseas.

We would appreciate it if you would forward this to colleagues who may
not be on the listserve.

Warm regards,
Beth

Beth Fuller
Senior Program Development Officer
Fellow, Department of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Australian International Health Institute
The University of Melbourne
5th Floor, 207 Bouverie St
Carlton 3010
Australia
Ph:  +61 3 8344 9118
Fax: +61 3 8344 9130

http://www.aihi.unimelb.edu.au




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