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    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.

    The workshop is a practical learning experience that responds to the professional needs and goals of participants as a developers and providers of research capacity building activities. Participants will gain a working understanding of how monitoring and evaluation are deployed in the context of research capacity building activities, and gain hands-on experience in developing and implementing M&E plans.