Training Courses in Health Impact Assessment

We have run HIA training courses and workshops in many countries with many partners

Key Services

Course Design and Management

Course Delivery and Facilitation

Internet / intranet / other remote HIA courses

Person to person courses in Health Impact Assessment

Training programmes tailored to the needs of your organisation


  • non-medical / non-academic audiences
  • medical / health / academic audiences
  • key speaker on HIA at international conferences and workshops

Mentoring of HIA research students and fellows, as well as course participants, is available at all levels

Courses can be run at any time and in any part of the world, according to demand.

Courses available

All our courses are run at our client’s request and are scheduled to their convenience
We have run courses in Africa, Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Europe including UK

HIA course – Awareness (Level 1)

Birley HIA Awareness training courses last half to one day. Their audience can include:

Newcomers to Health Impact Assessment

Managers and advisers, such as HSE managers, project managers

Other decision makers

HIA course – Knowledge (Level 2)

The Birley HIA Knowledge course is designed to be lecture-free and involves small-group, task-based training.  Duration varies but is up to one week.

Always tailored to client needs
Include or exclude integration with environmental and social impact assessment
Courses for the public sector and private sectors
Water resources and oil and gas sector are two of our specialities  Discounts available for non-government organisations

Course information leaflet. Contact us for details.

Birley HIA Training: Evaluations and Testimonials

Course participants are encouraged to complete anonymous evaluation forms at the end of each module. Any issues arising can thus be addressed while training is still in process. Our health impact assessment courses benefit from this feedback and are thus continuously improved and refined – even while we are teaching it.

Anonymous Evaluation Forms

From a Knowledge Level course in health impact assessment:

“The course is interesting and educative. the format is such that encourages self learning, group learning and discussions. It also allows interdisciplinary and multisectoral experience sharing”
“Course was very educative”
“The quality, typesetting and even colouring of the reading materials is wonderful, soothing and attractive. Keep it up”
“Veronica, good job!!!”
“The whole programme was generally very, very good”
“Very good materials for the course – user friendly – highly informative – practical examples”

Examples of participants

Development banks
Ministries of health and environment
Environmental consultancy companies
Multinational corporations
Development agencies
Non-government organisations (NGO)

Contact us for details.

The HIA course evolution is described in:

2003    Bos R., Birley M.H., Furu P. and Engel C. “Health opportunities in development: a course manual on developing inter-sectoral decision-making skills in support of health impact assessment.” World Health Organization. Part 1 and 2: 68; Part 3: 100.
1996    Birley M.H. R. Bos C.E. Engel P. Furu.A multi-sectoral task-based course: “Health opportunities in water resources development.” Education for Health: Change in Training and Practice. 9(1) 71-83.