1. What “neglected tropical diseases” are and their types, specificities, epidemiological situation and transmission
2. Differences between control, elimination, eradication of a disease and related with neglected tropical diseases
3. Describe the difference between “mass drug administration” and “case-based” approaches
4. Epidemiological indicators needed to monitor and evaluate interventions to control neglected tropical diseases
5. Describe main global challenges for neglected tropical diseases control in different areas (prevention, diagnostics, treatments, implementation and research)
6. Describe the interventions lead by WHO, local or regional governments or NGO in order to manage Neglected Tropical Diseases.
7. Understand the specificities of the work done by health professionals working in the field in NTD endemic areas
8. Different approaches: Mass Drug Administration vs. case-based approach
9. Understant the importance of Digital Health interventions in Low and Middle Income Settings
10. Relation between NTDs and Agenda 2030
Evaluation has 3 parts (PBL sessions, PBL exam and group activity) and both of them must be passed independently. In case PBL exam or group activity are failed, there will be a second opportunity to do them, but with a maximum score of 5 points.
- PBL sessions evaluation will account for 50% of the module evaluation.
Criteria (Grade proportion)
Learning abilities (25%)
Interpersonal relationships (25%)
- PBL exam will account for 10%.
- The group activity with oral (video recorded) and written presentation will account for 40%:
Group Activity: Accreditation of knowledge acquired by means of a written report focused on one of the objectives or one of the NTD. Groups must be formed by 2 or 3 people. Written report must be of maximum 3000 words (20% of global assessment).
The written report will be 50% of the final qualification. The oral presentation will also be 50% of the final qualification. Oral presentation will be video recorded or Explanation of a infographic (20% of global assessment).
Attendance to the Workshops and Seminars must be higher than 80%
Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
Not attending PBL sessions
Not attending workshops (more than 20%) because of a non justified reason.
Not participating in the activity group
More than 1 billion people – a sixth of the world’s population – suffer from one or more neglected tropical diseases. These diseases represent about 17% of the global burden of parasitic and infectious diseases. Most neglected tropical diseases are endemic in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa and in poor urban settings of low-income countries in Asia and Latin America. They lead to long-term disability, disfigurement, impaired childhood growth, adverse pregnancy outcomes and reduced economic productivity.
Addressing neglected tropical diseases from a public health perspective often involve negotiations not only on what we want (our interests), but also on core beliefs about public health needs and priorities, and the way government and society should be working to respond to those needs and priorities (our values).
This elective provides the opportunity to learn the current global situation of neglected tropical diseases, how large-scale interventions for control are organized and main challenges for implementation and sustainability of control.