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					                                     Agriculture
Plant Protection & Inspection Services (PPIS): Plant Health, Safety &
Quality

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Centre for International
Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO)
Kibbutz Shefayim

31.1. 2007 – 22.2.2007

Program of Studies :
   • Plant quarantine: Import and export requirements, inspection and
      certification, post entry quarantine, PRA.
   • Quality of fresh produce: Sampling and inspection, standardization,
      harmonization and digital imaging, explanatory color charts for quality
      defects.
   • Pest management: Monitoring of new and existing pests.
   • Prevention of spread of existing pests, prevention of introduction of new
      pests, collection of pests specimens.
   • Diagnostics of pests and diseases: Methods for identification of plant
      pests, GMO testing and certification of transgenic plants.
   • Pesticides: Registration and control of pesticides, MRL and safety
      requirements.
   • Organic farming production: Accreditation, inspection and certification.

Requirements for Admission:
The course is designed for professionals in the fields of plant protection, plant safety and
plant quality. Candidates can come from either the government sector private sector or
universities and have at least 3-years experience in the subject. A full command of
spoken and written English is required.



R&D in Postharvest Practices

Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Institute of Technology and Storage of
Agricultural Products, Department of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, The
Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, in cooperation with the Center for International
Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO)

19.2.2007 – 15.3.2007

Program of Studies:
The most important subjects as related to postharvest physiology, pathology and handling
of fresh produce will be discussed and shown in this course: Cause and site of loss;
Physiological and pathological factors affecting storage and shelf life; Cooling,
Packaging, Standardization and inspection of fresh produce; Quality factors and analysis;
Methods for prolonging storage life; Postharvest technologies. Special professional field
trips will be conducted to export terminals, packing houses, central cooling facilities.
During the course participants will be experienced in the physiology and pathology
postharvest laboratories.

Requirements for Admission:
The course is designed for the academic staff of universities and agricultural research
institutions as well as senior extension staff and market experts. Applicants from other
institutions with at least a first academic degree and 3 years of experience in agriculture
and postharvest technology are welcome to apply. Good command of the English
language is essential.


Groundwater Exploration ad Water Resources Exploitation and
Conservation

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agricultural, Food
& Environmental Quality Sciences, Division for External Studies, Rehovot


27.2.2007 – 6.6.2007
Program of Studies:
   • Geology (for non-geologists) and Hydrogeology
   • Surface and Groundwater Hydrology
   • Introduction to Soil Science and Soil Conservation
   • Soil Physics and Hydraulics
   • Hydrochemistry & Soil and Water Salinity
   • Transport in Porous Media
   • Hydro- Meteorology and Irrigation
   • Geo-electrical & Seismic Prospecting Methods
   • Management of Water Resources

The course covers the techniques and methods relevant to the development and
management of groundwater resources, including geological considerations for well-
siting, geophysical methods, drilling techniques and techniques of pumping tests,
methods of drawing up water balances, interpretation of chemical data and environment
isotopes, as well as irrigation and various aspects of soil science. Special attention is
devoted to groundwater investigations which form the basis for practical work in
developing countries.
Requirements for Admission:
At least a M.Sc. degree in Earth Sciences, Agriculture, Chemistry or Engineering
from a recognized university. (B.Sc. holders with suitable professional experience
will also be considered.) An authorized certificate of English proficiency at a level of
at least 195 on the TOEFL computer scale or an internationally-recognized
equivalent. A detailed record of studies and copies of degrees must be included with
application forms. A mathematical level that includes: Limits, derivatives and
integration of algebraic functions, transcendental functions, plane analytic geometry,
linear algebra - vector in n-space, vector functions and their derivatives, partial
differentiation, multiple integrals, and solution of ordinary linear differential
equations. An official certificate of good health. Professional experience in the field.
Preference will be given to those with some practical experience in addition to their
academic qualifications. Letters of recommendation from the candidate's place of
work or study. Basic computer knowledge.



Organic Farming: Principles & Practices

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Center for International Agricultural Cooperation (CINADCO)
Kibbutz Shefayim

14.3.2007 – 27.3.2007

Program of Studies:
   • Organic standards and certification
   • Soil fertility and organic farming
   • Compost production and use
   • Feeding organic crops
   • Organic plant protection
   • Environment and Bio-diversity in organic farming
   • Irrigation and Fertilizer application in organic farming
   • Organic crop management
   • Marketing


Requirements for Admission:
This seminar is designed for professionals from public institutions, private companies and
non-governmental organizations that are involved in organic farming. Candidates must
have at least 3 years of experience in their field as well as academic credentials and a
good command of written and spoken English
Food Management

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agricultural, Food
& Environmental Quality Sciences, Division for External Studies, Rehovot

16.4.2007 – 10.5.2007

Program of Studies:
   • Management Issues in Food Technology
   • Risk Management in Food Industry
   • Quality Control Management
   • Management of Packaging Materials
   • Environmental Management in the Food Industry

The aim of the course is to train participants in the subject of food management with
special emphasis being placed on its implementation in the food industry. A
multidisciplinary approach will integrate recent advances both in technology and
management. The course is intended for professionals directly involved in the food
industry/business and qualified individuals/personnel from public institutions. Although
theoretical aspects will be presented and discussed, concentration will be primarily on
practical aspects.


Requirements for Admission:
An academic degree (B.Sc. or M.Sc.) in Food Science, Food Technology, Biology,
Biochemistry or in a related field from a recognized university. An authorized
certificate of English proficiency at a level of at least 195 on the TOEFL computer
scale or an internationally-recognized equivalent. A detailed record of studies and
copies of degrees must be included with application forms. An official certificate of
good health. Professional experience in the field. Preference will be given to
governmental officers involved in food industry/business, decision-makers in food
businesses, plant managers, quality assurance managers, food and beverage managers
and food technicians. Letters of recommendation from the candidate's place of work
or study. Basic computer knowledge.




Agribusiness – A Tool for the Enhancement of Rural Livelihoods

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development,
Center for International Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO)
Kibbutz Shefayim

1.5.2007 – 23.5.2007
Program of Studies:
   • The business environment; distribution, promotion and competition
   • Management styles
   • Implementation of agricultural projects
   • Strategic aspects in project planning
   • Economics of production
   • Capital budgeting
   • The art of negotiation
   • The art of selling
   • New trends in modern agriculture
   • Marketing concepts and applications
   • Creative thinking


Requirements for Admission:
This course is designed for agricultural project personnel specialists from the
government, private and NGO sectors involved in the field of agricultural
entrepreneurship. Candidates must have at least three years experience in the subject, as
well as an academic degree and full command of written and spoken English.



Marketing of Agricultural Production

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development,
Center for International Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO)
Kibbutz Shefayim

2.5.2007 – 15.5.2007

Program of Studies:
         • Cooperate and private wholesale marketing
         • Market analysis and identification of highly marketable products
         • Study of product profitability
         • The introduction of a new variety to the market
         • The modern markets for fruit and vegetables, domination of chain stores
             and supplier /chain store relationship
         • Post harvest care and storage and their influence on marketing of fresh
             produce
         • Quality product and management: ISO 9002 standards
         • Picking, sorting, packaging, processing and conveyance of produce
         • Business negotiation and management
         • Cost effective and efficient marketing
         • Structure of an agricultural marketing and export company
           •   Launching commercial initiatives
           •   Advertising and promotion of agricultural products

Requirement for Admission:
The workshop is designed for professionals from public institutions, private companies
and non-governmental organizations who are involved in agricultural economics and
marketing. Candidates must have at least 3 years experience in the field, as well as an
academic degree and a full command of written and spoken English.




Aquaculture: Production and Management

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agricultural, Food
& Environmental Quality Sciences, Division for External Studies, Rehovot


28.5.2007 – 22.6.2007

Program of Studies:
• General aspects of aquaculture
• Fish physiology and immunology
• Reproduction and larviculture
• Fish genetics
• Fish diseases
• Fish nutrition and feed technology
• Water quality and aquacultural engineering
• Rearing of other aquatic animals than fish (algae, crustaceans, bivalves, etc.)
• Fish behavior
• Tilapia culture
• Ornamental fish culture


Israeli aquaculture has seen rapid changes since its establishment some 50 years ago.
Whereas extensive carp culture was the main aquaculture activity in the early days,
Israeli aquaculture presently comprises a variety of fresh and marine aquatic species,
each characterized by specific husbandry methods.
The course is intended to present the students with the various aspects and
developments of aquaculture with emphasis on the Israeli experience. Theoretical
aspects of aquaculture (e.g. physiology, genetics, endocrinology, microbiology) as
well as more applied aspects (e.g. culture methods, breeding programs, species
selection) are presented through frontal lectures and case studies as well as
excursions.
Requirements for Admission:
An academic degree (B.Sc. or M.Sc.) in biology or agriculture from a recognized
university. An authorized certificate of English proficiency at a level of at least 195 on
the TOEFL computer scale or an internationally-recognized equivalent. An official
certificate of good health. Professional experience in the field. Letters of recommendation
from the candidate's place of work or study. A detailed record of studies and copies of
degrees must be included with application forms. Basic computer knowledge.




R&D of New Concepts in Integrated Pest Management

Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Institute of Plant Protection, The
Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, in cooperation with the Center for International
Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO)

29.5.2007 – 21.6.2007

Program of Studies:
This course focuses on number of key aspects of plant protection: biological, physical
and balanced chemical control; plant resistance and sanitation; early detection of
pathogens and pests; forecasting seasonal development of pests using modern,
environment-friendly approaches.
The course will consist of lectures, field trips to farms as well as supervised design of
IPM programs for specific agricultural systems.

Requirements for Admission:
The course is designed for the academic staff of universities and agricultural research
institutions as well as senior extension staff working in the area of plant protection.
Applicants from other institutions with at least a first academic degree and 3 years of
experience in plant protection are welcome to apply. Good command of the English
language and computer office programs are essential.
               Education and Community Development


Education for Science and Technology

The Aharon Ofri International Training Center
Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem

26.2.2007 – 22.3.2007

Objectives of the Course:

   •   To analyze the role of scientific and technological education in national
       development.
   •   To become familiar with new concepts, methods and tools concerning science and
       technology teaching.
   •   To acquire knowledge of various educational projects and curricula in Israel.
   •   To exchange experiences acquired in the participants’ countries.
   •   To be familiar with frameworks and methods of the use of Internet and Distance
       Learning and to analyze possibilities of implementing them at national, local and
       institutional levels.
   •   Use of teaching aids from simple and low cost materials to modern and
       sophisticated instruments.
   •   To adapt the planning of science teaching to the socioeconomic realities of the
       participants’ institutions.
   •   To consider the possibility for future cooperation between the participants’
       countries and the Israeli educational system.

Requirements for Admission:
The seminar is intended for senior staff of educational system, decision/policy makers,
supervisors and academic researchers in the field of science and technology education.
Participants must be proficient in English.


Crisis Intervention in the Community
The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC), Haifa
5.3.2007 – 29.3.2007

Program of Studies:
The workshop is aimed at developing an understanding of the complexity of designing
viable, cost-effective programs for crisis intervention and creating a better basis for
communication and coordination among health-care, social service, police and other
professionals; expanding knowledge of crisis intervention models as well as developing
new techniques for managing services.
During this workshop participants will have the opportunity to exchange experiences and
ideas on concepts, programs and methodologies applied in their countries, as well as
those used in Israel.
The program will be divided into theoretical studies in the various areas of crisis
intervention; such as youth in distress, victims of sexual assault, family violence,
homeless, intervention in the case of terror attacks and other community related issues.
There will be observation visits to crisis intervention centers; trauma units, police at work
in crisis situations, etc. During the course participants will be expected to present a paper
on their work.

Requirements for Admission:
The workshop is designed for women and men between the ages of 30-50, senior staff in
government and non-governmental organizations who are responsible for developing,
managing, planning and operating services for short and long term crisis intervention.
Psychologists, health-care professionals, lawyers, police, social workers, and directors of
services in the field of crisis intervention, as well as educators in the field may apply.
Candidates should have at least seven years’ experience as well as relevant professional
higher education. A good command of written English is essential.



Migration and Integration for Development: From Policy to Practice

The Aharon Ofri International Training Center
Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem

11.3.2007 – 31.3.2007


Objectives of the Course:

   •   To share Israel’s successful models of integration of new immigrants and
       returning nationals.
   •   To analyze the cross-section between migration and development, and how
       migration serves as a tool for development.
   •   To compare Israel’s integration experience and methods to that of participants’
       countries of origin.
   •   To develop models of integration to apply to participants’ countries of origin in
       the areas of their concern.


Requirements for Admission:
The course is designed for policy makers and practitioners, senior or middle management
staff of government ministries, NGOs and international agencies involved in the
economic, social, cultural and educational integration of immigrants, returning nationals,
foreign workers, refugees and asylum seekers. Participants must be proficient in English.



Care and Support of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS
The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC), Haifa
6.5.2007 – 30.5.2007

Program of Studies:
Coping with death, loss, bereavement, trauma and stigma; emotional development –
empathy, basic trust, attachment, self esteem; the caregiver–baby relationship; developing
coping skills and resiliency; psycho-social care using a variety of approaches; creating
support services in the community.
Guidance –HIV/AIDS counseling support groups; basic needs of young children affected by
HIV/AIDS; medical aspects of HIV/AIDS – prevention of infection.
Visits will be made to relevant settings: orphanages, hospitals etc. under the auspices of the
Ministries of Health and Welfare.

Requirements for Admission:
The workshop is open to women and men between 30- 50 years. Candidates should have
completed academic studies or relevant professional training in social work, community
work, psychology, nursing, medicine, teacher training, or be university lecturers. They
should have at least 7 years of professional experience in the field. A good command of
spoken and written English is essential




Media Strategies for Social Change
The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC), Haifa
4.6.2007 – 28.6.2007


Program of Studies:
The workshop focuses on analysis of the role of media as a tool for social change and
examines the central role media play in legitimizing social causes and in politics. It will
review theoretical models of communication and mass media and advocacy journalism as
a tool for changing public opinion, as well as enhance research, writing and analytical
skills.
The program also includes the use of media in mobilizing support for special interest
groups; networking within and outside the organization, investigative journalism and the
role of public relations in organizations.
Workshop participants will analyze relevant case studies presented by the participants
from around the world. They will become familiar with a variety of community-oriented
programs in Israel and the various uses of media in different organizations in Israel.

Requirements for Admission:
The course is designed for women and men between the ages of 30 and 50, who hold
positions as journalists; television presenters reporting on socio-economic issues in their
respective countries; public relations officers in service organizations; governmental and
non-governmental organizations and/or planners of media strategies for their grassroots
organizations.
Candidates are expected to have academic training or equivalent professional training in
relevant subjects; at least 7 years of practical experience; and to be presently engaged in
promoting social/economic issues through the media.
Familiarity with Windows and Office and a good command of written and spoken English
is essential.


Special Education –Integration Frames and Methodologies

The Aharon Ofri International Training Center
Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem

(Dates to be advised)

Program of the Course:
Special education comprises educational, psychological and sociological approaches
given to children diagnosed as impaired either bodily, mentally, emotionally or
physically. As means of prevention, it deals with caring for children with early signs of
adaptive difficulty. The objective of the treatment is to prevent the formation of more
significant defects. The educational dimension of special education is inter-disciplinary,
in which the following take part: the educator, psychologist, social worker, nurse,
paramedic and doctor.

Special education is aimed at rehabilitating the child restricted in his capabilities, and
preparing him for as normal a social and professional life as possible. Thus, we must
strive as much as possible to incorporate the finest means of education and treatment to
help foster the child’s integration into the regular educational framework. The
development of special education in Israel was caused by increased differential proof on
the special needs of students with impairments. Today, educational frameworks exist for
retarded children, and children with learning difficulties, emotional problems, behavioral
problems, sensual defects, disabilities, or physical limitations. Such frameworks work in
various ways.
In this course, which is designed for high-level educators working in special education,
we will acquaint students with the different frameworks.
We will analyze the possibilities and limitations of each framework, and will learn how it
is possible to make the frameworks compatible to the needs of the child, and to the
available options in the respective societies and countries of the course participants.

Requirements of Admission
The course is intended for school directors, supervisors, special education department
directors, educational planers and researches in the relevant field. Participants must be
proficient in English.
                   Economic and Social Development


Promotion of Small and Medium High-Tech Enterprises and R&D Based
Start-Ups

Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED)
Beer Sheva

15.1.2007 – 8.2.2007


Program of the Course:
SMEs in Knowledge Based Economy; Contribution of high-tech start-ups to the
economy, society and individual; Government policies in promoting R&D and high tech
entrepreneurship; Establishing and managing comprehensive and integrative support
systems – the central and local/regional levels; Financial support; Non-financial support;
Role of NGOs; Venture Capital Funds; Technological incubators; The globalization era
and its influence; Promoting export and international trade; Cooperation between
governments and the private business sector; Role of academic and semi-academic
institutions; Country presentations; Guided group work on projects.

Requirements for Admission:
Designed for: decision makers; senior staff of government ministries involved in
economic, industrial and technological development; entrepreneurial and SME support
and promotion agencies; banks, leaders of chambers of commerce and non-governmental
economic and social associations (NGOs); SME associations: institutions of higher
learning and technology; international organizations involved in technological
development.


Entrepreneurship for Youth –a Tool for Poverty Alleviation
The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC), Haifa

4.2.2007 – 28.2.2007

Program of Studies:
Tools and methodologies to transfer notions of business management to a young target
population; Main factors involved in management of microentreprises. Feasibility
studies; How to organize a business; Simulation of a microenterprise; Simple cost
calculation; Marketing; Production planning and control. Use of the Internet as a Tool
for Small Businesses; Negotiation and Client Service; Profit and loss report.
Requirements for Admission:
The program is planned for women and men between 28-50 years old, teachers, heads of
educational and community institutions, university lecturers, preparing to take the role of
‘entrepreneurial facilitators’ to encourage and prepare young people for economic
independence by starting micro and small businesses.




SMEs in the Era of Globalization – Preparing SMEs for Involvement in
International Trade

Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED)
Beer Sheva

26.2.2007 – 22.3.2007

Program of the Course:
Contribution of SMEs to the economy, society and the individual; Role of central, local
and regional governments in promoting entrepreneurship and SMEs, and their access to
international markets; Establishing and managing comprehensive support systems for
SMEs - the central and local/regional levels; Financial and non- financial (i.e. training,
counseling, etc.) support measures; Role and structure of export promotion organizations;
Cooperation between the government and the private sector; Local/regional-level Small
Business Development Centers (SBDCs); The globalization process: from the export-
import approach to international cooperation and joint ventures; Support measures for
small and beginning exporters; Supporting R&D and high-tech start-ups; Information
sources for SMEs; Internet and E-commerce - new opportunities for SMEs; International
marketing, identification of niches and penetration of new markets; SMEs and
international trade fairs; Groupings of SMEs for joint marketing of products/services;
International trading companies in the service of SMEs; Supporting specific sectors such
as: women, rural, etc.; Entrepreneurial education - from childhood to adulthood; Country
presentations; Guided group work on projects.

Requirements for Admission:
Designed for: decision makers; senior staff of government ministries involved in
economic and industrial development; regional and local governments; entrepreneurial
and SME support and promotion agencies; senior staff of export promotion institutions,
banks and development financial institutions, leaders of chambers of commerce and of
economic and social associations (NGOs); SME associations: international organizations;
as well as for trainers, business consultants and economists.


Comprehensive and Integrative Public Support Systems for SMEs – A
Central Factor of Development Policy
Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED)
Beer Sheva

28.5.2007 – 21.6.2007

Program of the Course:
Contribution of SMEs to the economy, to the society and to the individual; Free market
conditions influencing SMEs; Structuring government policies for further development of
SMEs; Role of central, local and regional governments in promoting entrepreneurship
and SMEs; Creating and managing a comprehensive support system (consulting, finance,
training, information); Alternative financing systems (guarantees, leasing, cooperative),
Cooperation between governments and the private business sector for the promotion of
SMEs; Managing local / regional small business development centers (SBDCs); SMEs in
the service of specific sectors of the population, such as: women, young people, minority
groups; Support measures for small and beginning exporters; Entrepreneurship -
promotion and education for adults and school classes; Supporting R&D and high-tech
start-ups and innovation management techniques; Country presentations; Guided group
work on projects.

Requirements for Admission:
Designed for: decision makers, senior staff of central, regional and local governments,
leaders of non-governmental economic and social associations (NGOs), of banks, SME
support and promotion agencies and other related organizations, leaders of SME
associations, economists, business consultants and trainers.



Enterprise Promotion, Empowerment and Sustainable Human Development
in Rural Africa

Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED)
Beer Sheva

25.6.2007 – 19.7.2007

Program of the Course:
Strategies and Approaches to Development in the Era of Globalization; Contribution of
micro and small enterprises including cooperatives to the economy, to the society and to
the individual; Co-operative Identity and Competitive Advantage; Self-management,
Ethics & Co-operative Values; Leadership in the Co-operative Context; People
Management and Motivation in the Co-operative Context; Main problems and constraints
affecting cooperatives and SMEs; Role of central, local and regional governments in
promoting entrepreneurship and SMEs; Establishing and managing comprehensive
support systems –the central and the local/regional level; Integrating financial and non-
financial (training, counseling, education) support measures; Training, consulting and
information services for SMEs; Role of NGOs in promoting SMEs; Cooperation between
government and the private business sector for SME promotion; Managing local/regional
and specialized Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs); Promoting
entrepreneurship among rural women; Role of cooperatives and SMEs in developing
rural regions; Entrepreneurial education from childhood to adulthood; Vocational training
for adults and youth; Managing of vocational training systems; Planning and preparing
training programs; Guided group work on projects; Study visits to relevant institutions.

Requirements for Admission:
Designed for: decision makers; senior staff of government ministries involved in
economic, industrial and social development; regional and local governments;
Cooperative and SME support and promotion agencies; banks, micro-finance and
development financial institutions; non-governmental economic and social associations
(NGOs); leaders of SME and Cooperative associations: economists, business consultants
and trainers.
                       Rural and Urban Development

Integrated Urban-Rural Development

Weitz Center for Development Studies

8.1.2007 – 26.2.2007

Program of Studies:
The services sector in the framework of integrated regional development; Economy and
local government in Israel; Services differentiation and integration– introduction;
Introduction to municipal development tools; Services Delivering systems in: Municipal
services, Economic development services, Community services; The role of services
systems in local and regional development; Services systems planning; Cooperation in
services delivery; Training and capacity building; Background Lectures, Project
preparation and Seminars; Field Visits.


Requirements for Admission:
Professionals and technicians in the field of urban-rural development, with practical
experience in such activities. English language is essential.
                          Medicine and Public Health

Postgraduate Training in Medicine

Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel Aviv University

8.1.2007 – 22.3.2007
30.4.2007 – 13.7.2007


Program of Studies:
The program offers doctors from different countries with a variety of medical professions
practical training for a period of eleven weeks. The training is conducted daily in hospital
departments affiliated with Sackler Faculty of Medicine of the Tel Aviv University. Each
physician trains in a specific chosen field within his/her specialization. The physicians
are awarded a graduation certificate upon completion of the training.

Requirements for Admission:
Only candidates with at least four years of clinical experience will be considered for the
program. A full command of written and spoken English is essential.



Developing and Organizing a Trauma System
The Teaching Center for Trauma, Emergency and Mass Casualty Situations
Rambam Medical Center, Haifa

14.10.2007 – 9.11.2007


Program of Studies:
   • Comprehending the continuity of treatment of trauma patients in a trauma
      system
   • Studying the structures involved in the various phases of treatment
   • Developing a model of a trauma system appropriate for the student’s country
      of origin

Participants will explore:
   • Structure of a national trauma system
   • Structure of a local trauma system
   • Injury prevention and control: importance and protocols
   • Pre-hospital system: treatment, triage, transport, communication, quality
       assurance
   •   Treatment in the trauma center:
       a. Acute phase: admitting area, operating room
       b. Sub-acute phase: intensive care units - general, neurosurgery, pediatrics
       c. Long-term phase: surgical departments - general, maxillofacial,
         orthopedic, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, etc.
   •   Rehabilitation
   •   Steps in developing a specific national trauma system
   •   Inter-connections in trauma system, pre-hospital-hospital, intra-hospital,
       inter-hospital, government
   •   Mass casualty situations
   •   Guidelines and protocol: initial assessment and treatment of a single patient
   •   Quality assurance
   •   Research
   •   The place of the Medical Corps of the Israel Defense Forces in the trauma
       system in Israel.


At the end of the course, students will present a model for the establishment of a trauma
system in his/her country. The project will be presented to a panel of experts. Participants
will complete the course with a working plan constructed of clear ideas for the
implementation of a trauma system and a method for beginning the building of a trauma
system in their own countries.


Requirements for Admission:
The course is intended for physicians, nurses and emergency paramedics. A full
command of written and spoken English is essential.