Available courses

    El principal objetivo de esta formación es promover y apoyar la co-creación y las prácticas participativas en los proyectos de investigación e innovación del personal de ISGlobal. Hacer que los procesos de investigación y los proyectos de innovación sean más porosos a la sociedad es una estrategia para responder mejor a las necesidades de nuestras comunidades así como asegurar la competitividad de los esquemas de financiamiento.

    De hecho, los programas de financiación de la investigación de la UE están dando cada vez más importancia a los conceptos de participación y creación conjunta entre la ciencia y la sociedad. Importantes organismos de investigación y fundaciones como Wellcome Trust, EIT-Health, FBLC, MINECO, etc. también piden que se integren métodos participativos en el diseño de la investigación.

    This introductory course on Occupational Epidemiology seeks to provide training and networking opportunities for students and early career researchers in occupational epidemiology with a particular focus on non-standard employment, work environment, and health.

    The course will cover topics on a range of topics including: study design in occupational epidemiology, exposure assessment, theories and models of non-standard work and health outcomes. The course will highlight modern methods and recent methodological approaches in occupational epidemiology, with a particular focus on international efforts in coordination and harmonisation in the field.

    The format of the course will be based on a series of faculty lectures, student presentations, and student exercises.

    Basic knowledge of epidemiology, occupational health, or a related discipline is required. Participants will be provided with a certificate upon completion.


    This introductory course seeks to provide training and networking opportunities for students and early career researchers in occupational epidemiology and exposure assessment.

    The course will cover a range of topics including: study design in occupational epidemiology, exposure assessment, types of bias including confounding, and current debates on causality; highlighting modern methods and recent methodological approaches in occupational epidemiology, with a particular focus on international efforts in coordination and harmonisation in the field.

    Welcome to the course "HISTOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF PLACENTAL MALARIA"

    This course is the second of the two courses on placental histology prepared for the Pyrapreg teams.

    The main objectives of the course are:
    - To learn how to recognize the basic structures of the placenta in an histological study
    - To learn how to identify the malarial parasites and pigment in a placental sample

    - To know how a histological evaluation form of a placenta in studies on malaria in pregnancy should be completed

    The course is organized in four sections, which include a total of 4 lessons.
    In the virtual campus, you will find for the different lessons a series of materials that may include:
    - Narrated PowerPoint presentations
    - PDFs of the different presentations to facilitate the personal study of the contents of the lessons
    - "Standard operating procedures" (SOP), with a detailed description of the main technical procedures.

    Although the estimated duration of the course is 26 hours, all materials will be available to the attendees for two full weeks. During this one-week period, any questions raised by attendees will be answered by the training team. A forum has been opened in the virtual campus to allow you posting any questions you may have.

    All the materials are in English, but questions posted in French or Portuguese will also be accepted.

    The course includes sessions of virtual microscopy. You will have the opportunity to study some representative slides of placentas using your computer as a microscope.

    Once you feel comfortable with your skills, you should complete a few slides in section 4. These slides will be your final evaluation, which will be used to make sure that you have reached the objectives of the course.

    Before completing the final evaluation, you have in section three a series of cases self evaluation. These slides will not be used for your evaluation. You should use them to evaluate yourselves your preparedness for the final evaluation

    Welcome to the course "PLACENTAL SAMPLING IN STUDIES ON MALARIA IN PREGNANCY"


    This course is the first one of the two courses on placental histology that have been prepared for the Pyrapreg teams.

    The main objectives of the course are:
    - To learn how to manipulate a fresh placenta and obtain an adequate smear and a sample for histology
    - To understand the need of standardization and quality in the handling and processing of the placental samples

    The course is organized in four sections, which include a total of 11 lessons.
    In the virtual campus, you will find for the different lessons a series of materials that may include:
    - Narrated PowerPoint presentations
    - PDFs of the different presentations to facilitate the personal study of the contents of the lessons
    - Narrated videos
    - "Standard operating procedures" (SOP), with a detailed description of the main technical procedures.

    Although the estimated duration of the course is 8 hours, all materials will be available to the attendees for a full week. During this one-week period, any questions raised by attendees will be answered by the training team. A forum has been opened in the virtual campus to allow you posting any questions you may have.

    All the materials are in English, but questions posted in French or Portuguese will also be accepted.

    On the last day, a questionnaire will be opened on the platform. This test will help to verify that you have learned the most relevant aspects of the course and to confirm that you are properly qualified for taking placental samples.

    With a 5-year grant from EDCTP (European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership), a consortium of partners from Europe and Africa led by Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), a Product Development Partnership in the field of antimalarial drug research and development, are collaborating on a portfolio of projects entitled PAMAfrica (Portfolio Approach to developing the next generation of Malaria treatments for Africa). The PAMAfrica portfolio includes three clinical trials, as well as capacity building at African clinical sites. The following course is offered as part of the capacity building activities of PAMAfrica.

    A comprehensive overview of clinical travel medicine from the clinical management of imported diseases and pre-travel assessment to the multidisciplinary approach to migrants and refugees in the European context.


    The ENERGHY 10-day Summer School is a toolbox, experiential learning and the ground zero of a mindset transformation towards a new generation of global health innovators. 

    Designed to empower postgraduate students and young professionals to create new business models with citizen-centric solutions aimed at democratizing health.