LMU Klinikum
CIHLMU Center for International Health
CIHLMU is a center at LMU Klinikum

Piloting new online Advanced Module on Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)

The Burden of NCDs

Next Dates: 13 - 26 July 2022, 3 - 8.30 pm BST (GMT+6), please find below the exact time schedule
Registration: Register here.
Registration Deadline: 26 June 2022
Course credits: 3 ECTS
Location: online via Zoom

Course goal

To enhance knowledge of health care professionals on non-communicable diseases, its risk factors, risk assessment, screening and prevention strategies.

Course content:

  • Overview of NCDs and risk factors
  • Burden of NCDs
  • Health Transition
  • Environmental, Nutritional & Gender Issues of NCDs
  • Screening & risk assessment of NCDs
  • Surveillance of NCDs
  • Prevention & Control Strategy of NCDs
  • Global Voluntary Target 2025 & SDG
  • NCD in humanitarian crisis and high risk population
  • Health System Challenges (Task shifting & Continuity of Care)

Learning Objectives:

After the course, the participants will be able to

  1. understand the magnitude of major NCDs in developing and developed countries,
  2. know the burden of risk factors of NCDs and identify the shared and clustering of risk factors of NCDs,
  3. learn the prevention strategies for different NCDs,
  4. recognize the socioeconomic burden of NCDs,
  5. interpret different health transitions of NCDs,
  6. understand the globalization of NCDs,
  7. explain the environmental & gender related issues and special concerns of NCDs, and
  8. know the health system challenges in tackling NCDs.



Course Schedule:

  • Wednesday, 13 July - Wednesday, 26 July 2022 (no Saturday or Sunday), 3.00 pm - 8.30 pm BST (GMT+6) / 11.00 am - 4.30 pm CEST
  • Total Lecture Credit hours: 30 hrs (in-person via Zoom)
  • Total Group Activities Credit hours: 14 hrs (in-person via Zoom)
  • Total Assignment Credit hours: 46 hrs (self-study)

Please find here the course flyer and the course agenda.

Eligibility Criteria:

Course participants should belong to one of these three groups:

  • Students who have completed their Bachelor's degree (min. 4 years) in health sciences including MBBS, MD, BDS, BPT, Nursing, Public Health, etc.
  • Students who have completed or are pursuing any postgraduate studies related to health sciences
  • Health professionals working in governmental, private or non-governmental institutions in the field of public health

Course Coordinators in Bangladesh:

Dr. Mithila Faruque and Dr. Md. Wahiduzzaman, Department of NCDs, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences

All correspondence (inquiries, organisation and registration) via the Teaching & Training Unit in Munich, ttu@lrz.uni-muenchen.de