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Having come to the end of the course, we think it will be useful for you to reflect on all you have learned and consider your next steps. We have encouraged discussion throughout each step of the course and asked you to share your experiences. We encourage you to acknowledge how the lessons from this course can help in your own field of work and what actions you might be able to take next. Not only does this help other learners think about their own actions, but by writing it down, you provide yourself with accountability and this makes you more likely to follow through with these commitments.

The International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The International Centre for Evidence in Disability’s aim is to establish LSHTM as an international centre with expertise and competence in disability research and teaching in the context of public health and development.

The Centre draws together a diverse range of researchers across LSHTM, with broad skills and knowledge in the field of disability. Our focus is on developing tools, techniques and evidence about disability, leading to scalable interventions, with the majority of our research is undertaken in low and middle income countries.

We place a strong emphasis on translating research outcomes into practice and are closely linked to several international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), such as CBM, and agencies to help achieve this goal.

Additionally, ICED collaborates with several centres and groups within LSHTM, for undertaking research, hosting of seminars, formal teaching and research degree supervision

The Centre runs a teaching programme on disability within LSHTM, Global Disability and Health course. Students are closely involved in our activities, and there is a separate ICED student group which meets regularly. In addition, each year more than ten LSHTM MSc students undertake dissertations focusing on disability.

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Learner support groups

Why not set up support groups with other learners? Take the conversations outside of the classroom and continue to learn from each other. One of the major goals of this course is to develop a community of learning and a community of practice. To do this requires your initiative.

Take the lead and drive forward change in your community.

We wish you luck and we hope we can work together in the future!

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