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4th Iran Int’l Public Health Summer School
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4th Iran Int’l Public Health Summer School

The 4th Iran International Public Health Summer School has announced registration for late entries from June 2. Students can register till June 14.
“After three successful rounds, the fourth summer school has been organized and is focused on social indicators of health, seeking and eliciting public support, epidemiology, environmental health, and policy making in the health sector,” said Ali Ganjizadeh, executive director of IPHS2016, Mehr News Agency reported.
Organized by Tehran University of Medical Sciences, it is a month-long course that aims to promote public health through introducing its key concepts to the participants, using engaging and exciting themes and models. The educational program includes three weeks of distance learning and seven days of on-campus course.
Accommodation will be provided to students at the dormitory of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Kooy-e-Daneshgah) which is close to the site of the on-campus learning course that is to be held at the National Museum of Medical Sciences History of Iran.
In the distance learning program, the basics of public health will be offered to the participants. On campus, they will learn how to be public health specialists and also the principles of decision making in the health system.

  Desirable Platform
IPHS provides an opportunity for medical students to exchange basic knowledge concerning community health promotion. For those who seek medical practice, it is a good platform to build up their abilities on health services and intervention management.
New methods incorporated at this year’s edition include story-based learning and real world simulation.
The entire course will be held in English with participants from the US, Europe, and East Asia.
Major topics covered by previous rounds of the IPHS included primary health care, need assessment and situation analysis in public health, social determinants of health, global health, strategies for public health services and interventions, strengthening health management in underprivileged nations, eliminating inequalities in the health sector, and a review of research methods in public health.  Medical students and public health enthusiasts can visit the website at www.iphs.ir for details about the event and for registration.

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