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Fundamentals of Global Health Research – Hargeisa

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Fundamentals of Global Health Research: Planning, implementation and dissemination is designed to train participants in the development and conduct of research globally, with an emphasis on low resource settings.  

Target Audience
 Although previous research experience is not required, this course may be challenging for someone who does not have strong writing skills, is not prepared to start developing independent research ideas, or begin writing grant proposals.


To be admitted to the course, you must have a Bachelor’s-level degree or equivalent and experience in a health-related field.


This online graduate-level course has video lectures, readings, discussion forums, quizzes, and assignments. You can participate in this course as an independent participant or as part of a site with five or more people. 

We encourage participation as a group because it provides a forum for discussing course concepts and applying them to the local setting and customs. The course is taught in English. 

 The following list of topics will be covered in the course (but not in this particular order).

1) Successful grant writing
• Hypothesis and aims

• Significance
• Innovation
• Research approach
• Research budget
• Critical grant
components and
letters of support
• Biosketches
• Grant peer review
• Other grant types
2) Support
• Mentorship

• Collaboration
3) Designing studies
• Study types

• Qualitative research
• Implementation
• Stats and sample size
4) Ethics
• Principles of ethical

• IRBs
5) Data management
• Data analysis plans

• Study design
instruments (including
ODK and REDCap)
• Qualitative data
collection and analysis
• Writing qualitative
• Data organization and
flow charts
6) Disseminating research
• Oral presentations

• Publishing (finding the
right journals, open
access and fees,
predatory publishing)

  • Manuscript writing

7) Budget and grant management

8) Manuscript development and presentation skills

9)  Proposal writing

10) Presentation skills

It was created to provide participants anticipating a research-oriented career with the tools they need to develop and design a research study, write a successful proposal, and conduct research independently in an international setting.
11) Site Meetings
We also recommend having the participants share one or two things they hope to get out of the course and what experience they have with:

• Writing research grants
• Managing data (such as collecting or analyzing data)
• Writing and submitting manuscripts
• Giving a poster presentation at a conference
• Giving an oral presentation at a conference
  Proposed activities are listed below (however the order may change). If you choose to meet
fewer than weekly, you can pick which activities to do.

Course Fee

 Fees for attending the course is $96, that is to note, an additional discount of fourteen dollars apply to groups, so that each member of a group of 5 or more are eligible to enroll with $82 only.Applicants should note that, the cost of the program is so because of the country we find ourselves, those who do the program here in Seattle USA pay thousand and something dollars, the cost you will be enjoying cannot be compared to other local universities here in Somalia/Somaliland which is higher.


For those who successfully completed the course will receive a formal printed Certificate of Completion on vellum paper with University of Washington seal mailed to them. 

We will ship them all together to your Site Coordinator for distribution.

Figure 1 Sample of Certificate of Completion

Further Information

Any additional inquiry and clarifications about this program you should contact Dr. Mohamed Y. Dualeh, MD via his email: drdualeh@hesma.or.ke and if possible discourse with his phonephone:(+252 63 4417945 by texting him in WattsApp) regarding how to register, getting an assistance in application process while he is exercising as a local resource for our participants acting as Site Coordinator, HeSMA SOM, Somalia, UW Global Health Department

Official website of the University of Washington Department of Global Health E-learning: https://edgh.washington.edu  

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