Certificate in Humanitarian Medical Logistics (MedLog)
About CHMLP (MedLog)
Certification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practices (MedLog) is offered as part of the Fritz Institute/CILT (UK) Humanitarian Logistics Certification Program. Developed for experienced humanitarian logisticians and medical specialists handling the medical supply, MedLog focuses on medical items’ special supply chain requirements, with emphasis on preventing the introduction of counterfeit or substandard items to the supply chain. MedLog was developed with funding from DFID, ECHO and USAID, by experienced logisticians from ICRC, IFRC, MSF-Switzerland, UNICEF, WFP and WHO, with inputs from IMC, Merlin, Oxfam-GB, and UNFPA.
Who should participate?
MedLog is aimed at experienced logisticians and medical specialists handing the medical supply within humanitarian organizations. The self-paced distance learning is designed specifically for those recently working (or plan to work) in operational supply chain positions within humanitarian organizations. There are no academic pre-requisites. Less experienced logisticians are recommended to take the Certification in Humanitarian Logistics program first.
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How will you benefit?
Logisticians will be able to:
- Plan and operate the medical supply chain with more confidence in your knowledge of the special technical and quality assurance requirements of the medical supply
- Advise medical program planners on medical items’ supply chain and quality assurance requirements
- Make more informed responses and get the information needed sooner, when medical program colleagues request logistics support.
Medical specialists will be able to:
- Plan medical programs with an understanding of what logistics can and cannot do, and the logistics implications of medical programs
- Handle the medical supply while following the supply chain and quality assurance requirements of the medical items
- Make requests of logistics colleagues that are more informed and specific to ensure the medical supply is properly handled and quality assurance is maintained
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How will you learn?
MedLog uses the innovative ‘competence model’ approach, which emphasizes application of skills, as opposed to the examination of knowledge. At the start of the course, the candidate (or student) is inserted into a reality-based scenario in which they have to advise on and manage a medical supply chain. The tasks that they are requested to do are designed to facilitate the development of and demonstration that they have the required skills, as defined in the competence model.
Throughout the program, which is administered by the Logistics Learning Alliance, candidates are supported by learning coaches experienced in logistics. These coaches also assess candidates’ assignments and determine when they are ready to proceed to the next unit. Candidates should expect to take 6 months to complete the program, studying pproximately 5 hours per week. During that time, a portfolio documenting the candidates achievements and skills is collated for submission at the end of the program to the awarding body (CILT-UK) for final assessment.
The course fee for the Certification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practices is £900.00. For those intending to study within the EU, If you wish to discuss the available instalment options, please contact us directly by email at email@example.com, phone us on 0800 158 8231 or Skype us at admin_lla.
At this point in time there are no exemptions available.