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Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine - PGDip (Pharm Med)

This 2-year, part-time course is a joint venture between the Division of Pharmacology, Department of Medicine at the Stellenbosch University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Tiervlei Trial Centre. It aims to equip students with a thorough understanding and knowledge of new drug development and the principles of clinical pharmacology; pharmaceutical development and safety pharmacology; the planning and execution of clinical trials; clinical epidemiology, ethics, statistics and data management, as well as pharmacovigilance, pharmaceutical marketing and economics of health care.

The modular format and course structure (i.e. 3 full days every quarter) were specifically adopted to accommodate part-time students and those from out of town. The course is open to students preparing for the Dip Pharm Med examination of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (UK). Each module is also offered as a stand-alone short course. It has received Affiliate status by the EU IMI initiative PharmaTrain (http://www.pharmatrain.eu/).

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Dhaka Colloquium on Systematic Reviews in International Development

The Dhaka Colloquium on Systematic Reviews in International Development brought together 130 leading researchers and policymakers from 31 countries in December 2012.

The power point presentations from the Colloquium are up on the 3ie website and can be accessed at this link.

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PLoS paper: Visceral Leishmaniasis Elimination Programme in India,Bangladesh, and Nepal

This paper seeks to estimate visceral leishmaniasis (VL) burden in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal and document care-seeking behaviour for VL to provide baseline information for monitoring the VL elimination program and identify options for improved case finding and management.

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PLoS paper: Characteristics of RCTs in Latin America characterised by funding source

Characteristics of Randomized Trials Published in Latin America and the Caribbean According to Funding Source

Reveiz, L et al

The aims of this systematic review are to evaluate the characteristics (including the risk of bias assessment) of RCT conducted in LAC according to funding source. A review of RCTs published in 2010 in which the author's affiliation was from LAC was performed in PubMed and LILACS.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on Feb. 15, 2013
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This latest Series on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) builds on previous Lancet Series...

From the Lancet: This latest Series on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) builds on previous Lancet Series (2010, 2007, 2005), and on a landmark high-level United Nations NCD meeting convened in September 2011. The aim of the new Series is to set out clear plans for countrywide implementation of NCD plans in the post-MDG era, towards the unified goal of '25 by 25'—reducing NCD mortality worldwide by 2025.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on Feb. 13, 2013
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