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

The Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Next Dates: July 10 - 27, 2023, 3 - 8.30 pm (GMT+6)
Registration: please register here
Registration Deadline: June 25, 2023
Course credits: 3 ECTS
Location: online via Zoom
Costs: 200 EUR participants from HICs/ 100 EUR participants from LMICs
Scholarships: 1 full scholarship available to waive the course fee (see more information below)
Please find here the course flyer.

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:

  • 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 assessment criteria:

A certificate of completion will be issued when

  • 80% of all course sessions were attended, and
  • all 3 course assignments were submitted on time, and
  • the final course assessment was successfully submitted.

Scholarship Opportunity:

The Teaching and Training Unit (T&TU) together with the Bangladesh University of Health Sciences would like to offer one student from a low- and middle-income country the opportunity to receive a scholarship to waive the respective tuition fee. Interested participants should send us their CV and a motivation letter (no longer than 500 words) outlining their current situation and personal motivation for participating in this advanced module. In addition, the motivation letter should also include information on how the course would advance their personal career and support the applicant's home country in the fight against NCDs. Please submit all documents no later than 30 May 2023. For further information, feel free to contact our team at the T&TU: ttu@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

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