Arcade

El Hassan Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases Clinical Trials

(EL Hassan Center)

Continuing Professional Development Department

 

Training Workshop

Communication & Counselling Skills

 

Workshop Overview

Getting ideas across successfully requires an understanding of communication styles and behavioural flexibility. This Effective Communication and Interpersonal Skills training course helps you to improve your communication skills by noticing and responding to the non-verbal, subconscious cues of others. Furthermore, it strengthens your communication across various settings through a broad range of tools and techniques. Eventually, you can express yourself, convey your ideas and develop confidence in social and professional situations. Emphasis is placed on communication in different workplaces; however, the content can be applied to personal and social settings. Throughout the course, different instructional methods will be used to ensure understanding.

 

 

Workshop Facilitators

  • Abdalla O. El Kkhawad
  • Ahmed H. Fahal
  • Kannan O. Ahmed

 

Learning objectives

Build an understanding of your own personality and consider your interactions with other personality types the course main objectives are:

  • Gain new insights into the meaning of your own behaviour.
  • Fine-tune your perceptions of others' unconscious communications.
  • Extend your range of non-verbal responses through body language.
  • Build and maintain rapport with others through matching them in various behaviour including behaviour and language patterns.
  • Observe eye accessing cues and understand their meaning.
  • Deal with conflict within a specific environment and consider cultural and environmental differences.

 

Workshop Program

           

Day 1                           

Session

09:30 - 09:45  

Opening remarks     

09:45 -10:15     

Assumptions and Expectations       

10:15 -11:00    

Demeanor   

11:00 -11:30   

Coffee Break         

11:30 -12:30     

Role play         

Day 2   

Session

09:30-10:15       

Non-verbal communication      

10:15 -11:00 

Body language

11:00-11:30    

Coffee Break         

11:30-12:30

Role play                          

Day 3              

Session

09:30-10:15   

Factors of behavior            

10:15 -11:00    

Empathy

11:00-11:30      

Coffee Break         

11:30-12:30     

Role play                       

Day 4      

Session

             

Counselling 

Day 5           

 

09:30-10:15         

Patients’ communication                   

10:15 -11:00    

Doctors-pharmacist communication safe prescription      

11:00-11:30        

Coffee Break         

11:30-12:30          

Role play                

Day 6      

 

09:30-10:15   

Communication with organization           

10:15 -11:00       

Presentation skills                          

11:00-11:30         

Coffee Break         

11:30-12:30     

Role play                                  

12:30-1:00         

Closing remarks      

                         

Instruction Methods

Different instructional methods will be used and that include presentations, small group teaching, role-play, assessments and others.

 

Who Should Attend

The target attendees are all medical, pharmacists, and clinical research professionals.

 

Workshop Duration

It is a two-week/3 days /week workshop

 

Workshop Coordinator

Dr Kannan O. Ahmed will coordinate the workshop.

 

How will the assessment be done

  • Pre-workshop MCQs to assess the basic knowledge of participants prior to the sessions.
  • Interactive sessions.
  • Post-workshop MCQs to assess the acquired knowledge
  • certificate will be handed after achieving the minimum pass score.
  • Those who fail to achieve this score will be offered a second attempt to take the following workshop's post-workshop assessment.

 

Workshop Evaluation

Oral and written participants and workshop facilitators feedback will be obtained.

The Mycetoma Research Centre

University of Khartoum

WHO Collaborating Centre on Mycetoma

The Mycetoma Research and Development Arcade

 

The Life (R4L) Platform Training Workshop

 

Workshop Overview

This training workshop is part of the Mycetoma Arcade's continuing professional development activities to improve researchers, scientists and clinicians' research and development skills for best evidence practice and research. It will provide the participants with hand on training on literature databases search, selection of appropriate information and proper scientific citation. The workshop gives more in-depth training to  HINIARI, which offers access to thousands of journals, books, and other information resources in biomedical and health sciences topics.  The journals and books can be searched through a special version of PubMed (Medline) and through other databases.

 

Workshop Facilitators

A group of experts with track records in the field in collaboration with the Department of Library System and Dissemination, WHO/EMRO Regional Office will facilitate the workshop.

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will have a good understanding of:

  •  The different information resources
  • The life (R4L) platform
  • The usage of  HINARI 

 

Workshop Programme

 

 

09:00-09:30

Setting Course Objectives

09:30-11:00

The different information resources

The life (R4L) platform

The usage of  HINARI 

11:00-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-13:00

Hand on training

13:00-13:30

Feedback 

 

Instruction Methods

This workshop is a hands-on training activity with various interactive instructional techniques. There will be brief presentations, with small group teaching, discussions and training. 

 

Who Should Attend

The target attendees are all medical and health professionals, clinical research professionals, research managers, and other scientists who share an interest in the field of research.

 

Workshop Duration

It is a one-day intensive workshop tackling different aspects of The life (R4L) platform.

 

Workshop Coordinators and Facilitators: 

  • Ms Lubna Suliman, MSc. Research Assistant, MRC.
  • Mrs Rihab Ahmed, MSc. Research Assistant, MRC.
  • Ms Nema Ahmed, MSc. Research Assistant, MRC.
  • Ms Gehane Algarraya, Technical Assistant, The Library System and Dissemination/ WHO/EMRO Regional Office

 

How will the assessment be done?

  • Pre-workshop MCQs to assess the basic knowledge of participants prior to the sessions.
  • Interactive sessions.
  • Post-workshop MCQs to assess the acquired knowledge and certificate will be handed after achieving the minimum pass score. Those who fail to achieve this score will be offered a second attempt to take the following workshop's post-workshop assessment.

 

Workshop Evaluation

Oral and written participant and workshop facilitators' feedback will be obtained.

 

How to Apply

To apply for the course, please complete the Online Application Form

Learning Material available at:

The Mycetoma Research Centre

University of Khartoum

WHO Collaborating Centre on Mycetoma

 The Mycetoma Research and Development Arcade

 

Workshop Overview

Proposal is a formal plan engraved for consideration by others. Proposals provide a tentative plan of what the investigator is anticipating to do by providing an overview of the project including aims, methods and timelines.

This workshop will provide a unique opportunity by giving an overview of this process and valuable knowledge for researchers in the field. Pioneering researchers and scientists in the field of research will facilitate this workshop and share their knowledge and experience.

 

Workshop Facilitators

A group of experts with track records in research will facilitate the workshop, led by Prof Ahmed H Fahal.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will have a good understanding of:

  • What is proposal.
  • Definition of research proposal.
  • The importance of research proposal.
  • Write a sound research proposal for different purposes.
  • Component of research proposal.

 

Workshop Programme

 

Day 1

 

09:00-09:30

Setting Course Objectives

09:30-11:00

The Proposal: What is it 

11:00-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-13:00

The Proposal: How it is done

13:00-13:30

Lunch Break

13:30- 15:00

Groups Work



Day 2

 

09:00-11:00

Before we take off 

11:00-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-13:00

Group Work

13:00-13:30

Lunch Break

13:30- 15:00

Groups Presentations

15:00-15:30

Closing Remarks

 

Instruction Methods

This workshop is a hands-on training activity with various interactive instructional techniques. There will be brief presentations, with small group teaching, discussions and training. 

 

Who Should Attend

The target attendees are all medical and health professionals, clinical research professionals, research managers, and other scientists who share an interest in the field of research.

 

Workshop Duration

It is a two-day intensive workshop tackling different domains of proposal writing.

 

Workshop Coordinator

Dr Eiman Siddig will coordinate the workshop.

 

How will the assessment be done?

  • Pre-workshop MCQs to assess the basic knowledge of participants prior to the sessions.
  • Interactive sessions.
  • Post-workshop MCQs to assess the acquired knowledge and certificate will be handed after achieving the minimum pass score. Those who fail to achieve this score will be offered a second attempt to take the following workshop's post-workshop assessment.

 

Workshop Evaluation

Oral and written participants and workshop facilitators feedback will be obtained.

 

How to Apply

To apply for the course, please complete the Online Application Form

The Mycetoma Research Centre

University of Khartoum

WHO Collaborating Centre on Mycetoma

 The Mycetoma Research and Development Arcade

 

Workshop Overview

Good clinical laboratory practice (GCLP) workshop provides and discusses the quality system principles and procedures that the clinical laboratories should carry out to provide consistent, reproducible, reliable laboratory results. This workshop will offer unique, comprehensive guidance on implementing GCLP in the laboratories.

 

Workshop Facilitators

A group of experts will facilitate the workshop, and among them:

  • Dr Sahar Mubarak Bakhiet, Sudan
  • Dr Najwa Adam Mhmoud, Sudan
  • Mr Emmanuel Edwar Siddig

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will have a good understanding of:

  • What is a GCLP
  • What are the GCLP principles and the requirements of each one
  • Identify how GCLP compliance benefits laboratories
  • Identify how GCLP is implemented across the whole clinical trial process
  • Laboratory management; facilities, organization and personnel
  • Scientific analysis, reporting and archiving
  • What are the Standard Operation procedures and their importance
  • Laboratory quality assurance
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Data archiving and retention

 

Workshop Programme

 

Time

Topic

Saturday

09:00 – 11:00

Welcome address

Training objectives and orientation

Ground Rules

11:00 – 11:30

Tea and coffee

11:30 – 12:00

GCLP implementation successes and challenges

12:00 – 13:00

Discussions

13:00 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:30

Questions & Answers

Sunday

09:00 – 11:00

Process Control:

Samples management

Case studies and discussion

11:00 – 11:30

Tea break

11:30 – 13:00

Process Control:

Quality control

Method validation

Case studies and discussions

13:00 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

EQAS & audits case studies

Internal and external quality control

Discussion - group activity

15:30  - 16:30

Demonstration of the use of temperature monitor

Monday

9:00 – 9:30

Recapitulation of previous days

9:30 – 10:30

Data and information management

Case studies

10:30 – 11:00

Group activity and discussion

11:00 – 11:30

Tea break

11:30 – 13:00

Facilities, safety and security

Equipment and inventory

Group activity & presentations

13:00 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

Personnel, Documentation

Free discussion

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 17:30

Course Evaluation

Closing ceremony

 

 

Instruction Methods

This workshop is a hands-on training activity with various interactive instructional techniques. There will be brief presentations, with many small group teaching, discussions and presentations. There will be many homework assignments and groups presentations. Case studies and Sharing experience session will be included in the workshop.

 

Who Should Attend

The target attendees are medical and health professionals, microbiologists, pathologists, laboratory directors, managers, and technologists. QA/QC officers and Quality officers, and managers, as well as other scientists who share an interest in the field of clinical trials and experimental research.

 

Workshop Duration

It is a three-day intensive workshop.

 

Workshop Coordinator

Mr Emmanuel Edwar Siddig

 

How will the assessment be done?

  • Pre-workshop MCQs to assess the prior participants' basic knowledge
  • Interactive sessions
  • Post-workshop MCQs to assess the acquired knowledge and certificate will be awarded after achieving the minimum pass score.
  • Those who fail to achieve this score will be offered a second attempt to take the following workshop's post-workshop assessment.

 

Workshop Evaluation

  • Oral and written participants and workshop facilitators feedback will be obtained

 

How to Apply

To apply for the course, please complete the Online Application Form

 

CPD Credits

5 CPD credits

 

Instruction Language

English

 

Contact Us

Mr Emmanuel Edwar Siddig

Workshop coordinator

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tele: 00249991398388

         00249911300998

 

Workshop Dates

Three times per year

 

Teaching Materials

  • British Association of Research Quality Assurance (BARQA) (2003) Good Clinical Laboratory Practice Version 1 (available as World Health Organization (2009) Good Clinical Laboratory Practice) 19 March 2015.
  • European Medicines Agency (EMA) Good Laboratory Practice Compliance: 19 March 2015
  • Sarzotti-Kelsoe M, Cox J, Cleland N, Denny T, Hural J, Needham L, et al. (2009) Evaluation and Recommendations on Good Clinical Laboratory Practice Guidelines for Phase I–III Clinical Trials. PLoS Med 6(5): e1000067.
  • World Health Organization (2009) https://www.who.int/tdr/publications/documents/gclp-web.pdf

The Mycetoma Research Centre

University of Khartoum

WHO Collaborating Centre on Mycetoma

 

The Mycetoma Research and Development Arcade

Clinical Trials Workshop

 

Workshop Overview

Clinical experimental research is necessary to establish the safety and effectiveness of specific health and medical products and practices. Much of what is known today about the safety and efficacy of specific products and treatments have come from randomised controlled clinical trials designed to answer important scientific and health care questions. Randomised controlled trials form the foundation for "evidence-based medicine", but such research can be relied upon only if it is conducted according to principles and standards collectively referred to as "Good Clinical Research Practice" (GCP).

This workshop will provide a unique opportunity by giving an overview of this process and type of research study and introduce new and valuable knowledge for researchers in the field. Pioneering researchers and scientists in the field of clinical trials and research will facilitate this workshop and share their knowledge and experience.

 

Workshop Facilitators

A group of experts with track records in the design, conduct and analysis of trials in a variety of clinical specialities will facilitate the workshop, and among them:

  • Prof Rod Hay, Sudan
  • Prof Ahmed Hassan Fahal, Sudan
  • Prof Ahmed Modawi Musa, Sudan
  • Dr Monique Wasunna, Kenya
  • Dr Sahar Mubarkh Bakhiet, Sudan, Sudan
  • Dr Borna Nyaoke, Kenya
  • Dr Reem Abdulaziz Abdulrahman, Sudan
  • Dr Eiman Sadig, Sudan

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will have a good understanding of:

  • What is a clinical trial
  • Research Design and Experimental Methodology
  • Clinical Trial Execution
  • Good Clinical Practice of clinical trials
  • Good Laboratory Practice of clinical trials
  • Ethics in Clinical Research
  • Independent ethics committee/ Independent review board
  • Study protocol and compliance
  • Patients Recruitment 
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Logistics
  • Good Finance Practice (GFP)
  • Quality systems
  • Records keeping

 

Workshop Programme

Date

Session

Saturday

 

9:00-11:00         

Ice-breaking

Setting workshop objectives

Clinical trials introduction

Tea & Coffee

 

11:30-13:00      

Design of RCT:

randomisation, blinding, trial size

Lunch

 

13:30-15:00      

Alternative designs for clinical trials

Date

 

Sunday

 

9:00-11:00         

Certified Good Clinical Practice

Tea & Coffe

 

11:30-13:00      

Importance of Ethics in Clinical Research

Participant consent,

Data monitoring and when to stop early

Lunch

 

13:30-15:00      

The roles of Regulatory Affairs in clinical trials

Date

 

Monday               

 

9:00-11:00         

Certified Good Clinical Laboratory Practice

Introduction to GCLP

Organisation & Personnel

Tea & Coffee

 

11:30-13:00      

Facilities, Equipment, Materials & Reagents

Standard Operating Procedures & Analytical Plan

Lunch

 

13:30-15:00      

Quality Management

Sample Management

Data Recording and Reporting

Date

 

Tuesday               

 

9:00-11:00         

Introduction to statistical methods for both design and analysis Principles of design of experiments (randomisation)

   

Tea & Coffee

 

11:30-13:00      

Power and sample size

Lunch

 

13:30-15:00      

Bias reduction (blinding)

Date       

 

Wednesday       

 

9:00-11:00         

Developing a trial protocol

Tea & Coffee

 

11:30-13:00      

Reporting: how to write, and critique, a clinical trial report

Lunch

 

13:30-15:00      

Group Work

Date

 

Thursday             

 

9:00-11:00         

Clinical trials in practice

key steps in the logistical and practical implementation of a clinical trial

patients recruitment

Tea & Coffee

 

11:30-13:00      

Trial governance and approvals

Monitoring and Auditing 

Lunch

 

13:30-15:00      

Data processing

Data management

Date

 

Saturday              

 

9:00-11:00         

Good Finance Practice GFP

The key features of the Good Financial  Practice

Tea & Coffe

 

11:30-13:00      

Financial management and internal controls

Procurement

Governance

Lunch

 

13:30-15:00      

Feedback – Certificates

Closing ceremony

 

Instruction Methods

This workshop is a hands-on training activity with various interactive instructional techniques. There will be brief presentations, with many small group teaching, discussions and presentations. It will include many online sessions with international experts in the field. A 30-minute optional drop-in session at the end of each day where students can ask any remaining questions one-on-one with tutors will be organised. There will be many homework assignments and groups presentations. Case studies and Sharing experience session will be included in the workshop.

 

Who Should Attend

The target attendees are all medical and health professionals, clinical research professionals, research managers, and other scientists who share an interest in the field of clinical trials and experimental research.

 

Workshop Duration

It is a six-day intensive workshop tackling different domains in clinical trials conduction and procedures.

 

Workshop Coordinator

Dr Eiman Saddig will coordinate the workshop

 

How will the assessment be done

  • Pre-workshop MCQs to assess the basic knowledge of participants prior to the sessions
  • Interactive sessions
  • Post-workshop MCQs to assess the acquired knowledge and certificate will be handed after achieving the minimum pass score. Those who fail to achieve this score will be offered a second attempt to take the following workshop's post-workshop assessment.

 

Workshop Evaluation

Oral and written participants and workshop facilitators feedback will be obtained

 

   

 Please rate each item from zero to five according to your satisfaction

Participants Feedback Form

 

 

 

How to Apply

To apply for the course, please complete the Online Application Form

 

CPD Credits

5 CPD credits

 

Instruction Language

English

 

Contact Us

Dr Eiman Siddig

Workshop Coordinator

e.mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Workshop Dates

Three times per year

 

Teaching Materials

The following books are recommended as additional background reading:

  • Wang D, Bakhai A. Clinical Trials: A Practical Guide to Design, Analysis, and Reporting. ReMEDICA, London, 2007.
  • Evans I, Thornton H, Chalmers I. Testing Treatments: Better Research for Better Healthcare. The British Library 2006.
  • Flather M, Aston H, Stables R (eds). Handbook of Clinical Trials. ReMEDICA 2001.
  • Pocock SJ. Clinical Trials: A Practical Approach. Wiley, Chichester, 1983