E-Learning

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Educational Modules

Over 75 Power-point decks on a wide variety of global health topics. Topic headers:

  • Establishing a Career in Global Health Research
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) - Introduction
  • Global Child Health
  • Surgery and Global Health
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases: Spotlight on Influenza
  • Global Health and Development: The Basics
CUGH Webinar Series: The Global Surgery Deficit

This webinar describes the magnitude of the global surgical deficit and what needs to be done to address it.

Haiti Hub: Intro to Creole Conversation

Haiti Hub's Intro to Creole is a basic, popular conversation class designed specifically for people who work or volunteer full-time with Haiti-focused organizations. It is an immersive class that meets Mon-Thurs for an hour each day for 2 weeks total.
The Intro class is built around the book "Creole Made Easy: A Simple Introduction to Haitian Creole for English speaking people." This book (available for $14 at Amazon) is made up of 16 short lessons.
Fee: $160

Class is offered monthly.  Schedule available here: http://haitihub.com/class_list.php

Humanitarian Assistance Webcast: The Contemporary Role of Faith Based Aid

This webcast will discuss the role of faith-based humanitarian organizations and the operational challenges faced by both faith-based and secular humanitarian organizations in their work.

Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster

This self paced course from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and HarvardX begins on 10/26/17 and seeks to prepare learners to recognize and analyze emerging challenges in the humanitarian field. The course explores the ethical and professional principles that guide humanitarian response to conflict and disaster.

INMED Cross-Cultural Competency Self-Paced Course

Today's global society commonly calls for interaction between diverse peoples - different in race, traditions, values, worldview and language. The ability to engage people of different cultures is an increasingly critical skill set in the venues of health, education, profession, community, and personal relationship.

At the completion of this course, participants will in the context of a low-resource community be able to:

  • Identify the influence and character of cultures
  • Employ a process of observing, understanding and adjusting to cultural differences
  • Design culturally appropriate healthcare interventions
  • Successfully manage the personal experiences of culture shock, adaptation and reentry
  • The cost of a 90-day subscription to the course is $29 without receiving Continuing Education Credit, $39 with receiving 4 Hour Continuing Nursing Education Credit, and $50 with receiving 3 Hours Continuing Medical Education Credit.

    INMED Diseases Of Poverty Self-Paced Course

    A large number of diseases are particularly associated with poverty. Where functioning economies, education and healthcare systems are in motion, the prevalence of such diseases diminishes. But when these social components falter, as in times of disaster, economic depression or civil unrest, diseases associated with poverty routinely reemerge. The INMED Diseases Of Poverty Self-paced Course is designed to equip clinicians to prevent, diagnose and treat the most prevalent and unfamiliar diseases of poverty.

    The cost of a 90-day subscription to the course is $49 without receiving Continuing Medical Education Credit and is $100 with receiving 12 Hours Continuing Medical Education Credit

    INMED International Health Leadership Self-Paced Course

    Effective healthcare demands wise leadership; leaders who understand the root causes of ill health, recognize effective interventions, and possess the diplomatic skills necessary to implement progress. Yet precious few individuals are taught to think as leaders. Health leadership requires skill, motivation and perseverance. Armed with these virtues, healthcare professionals can apply themselves to successfully guide health improvements in their particular communities.

    The cost of a 90-day subscription to the course is $29 without receiving Continuing Medical Education Credit and is $40 with receiving 3 Hours Continuing Medical Education Credit.

    INMED International Medicine & Public Health Intensive Hybrid Course

    The Course will address the following bodies of knowledge:

  • International Public Health - Factors that most significantly impact health in low-resource communities.
  • Diseases of Poverty - The health conditions most frequently associated with low economic status.
  • International HIV Medicine - Prevention and treatment of HIV in low-resource settings.
  • Cross-Cultural Competency - Skills to effectively promote health in a new cultural context.
  • Disaster Management - Disaster Management - Action in advance to mitigate loss and effectively respond
  • International Health Leadership - How healthcare professionals can work in partnership with communities to design and lead effective, sustainable healthcare systems.
  • INMED International Public Health Intensive Hybrid Course

    The Course will address the following bodies of knowledge:

  • International Public Health - Factors that most significantly impact health in low-resource communities.
  • Cross-Cultural Competency - Skills to effectively promote health in a new cultural context.
  • Disaster Management - Action in advance to mitigate loss and effectively respond
  • International Health Leadership - How healthcare professionals can work in partnership with communities to design and lead effective, sustainable healthcare systems.
  • INMED International Public Health Self-Paced Course

    At the completion of this course, participants will in the context of a low-resource community be able to:

    • Advocate for literacy and general education
    • Advocate for economic development
    • Effectively promote health through the most potent interventions
    • Effectively intervene against the leading causes of death and disability
    • IOM: Work in interdisciplinary teams; Utilize informatics; Employ Evidence-based practices
    • ACGME/ABMS: Medical knowledge; Interpersonal and communications skills; Professionalism; and Systems-based practice.

    The course and exam must be completed within 90 days of subscription. If not, a new subscription will be required. The cost of a 90-day subscription to the INMED International Public Health Self-Paced Course is $29.

    mHealth- Mobile Phones for Public Health

    This four-week course will run from November 12 – December 7 and will overlap with the 2012 mHealth Summit in the Washington, DC area.This course will examine how mobile technologies are revolutionizing approaches to patient management, health education, diagnostics, and logistics. Through case studies, guest expert interviews, multimedia tutorials, interactive exercises, and live demonstrations of tools, participants will explore topics like SMS (text message) communication programs, smartphone applications, and health information systems for data collection and management.

    NIH: Fogarty International Center Webcasts of Events

    View Webcasts of selected past Fogarty Events, including: 
    * "Addressing Grand Challenges: The Role of Science in Global Health Development" - Barnes Global Health Lecture by Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID administrator
    * "Report from Haiti: Rebuilding Research & Training Programs in the Aftermath of Disaster"- by Dr. Jean Pape
    * "The New Health Gap: Science for Emerging Economies vs. the Bottom Billion"- Fogarty 40th Anniversary Event by Dr. Hans Rosling
    * "The US Commitment to Global Health" - Barnes Global Health Lecture by Dr. Harold Varmus

    Rules for the Road: Global Health, Safety and Security for Deploying Students, Staff, and Clinicians Overseas

    This webinar will consist of short presentations with case discussion and field perspective including important roles and responsibilities within organizations and what are the most pressing issues related to health, safety, and security of deploying faculty, students and staff.

    Spanish for Medical Professionals

    MedicalSpanish.com provides courses for healthcare workers interested in learning Spanish. They also have free resources including a medical Spanish dictionary, anatomical illustrations in Spanish and cultural topics.

    • Each course course has 25 chapters. In each chapter you learn 8 key phrases that you will use every day. Everything is designed to help you communicate with your Spanish–speaking patients.
    • Courses are online. There are no CDs or programs to install. For each chapter there are six learning activities. Each activity takes about 5-10 minutes to complete.
    • Activities 1-4 help you learn the material for that chapter. Activities 5-6 are cumulative reviews.

     

    UMN/CDC Online Global Health Course

    This self-study curriculum offers 7 modules and is intended for physicians and other health care providers interested in tropical medicine, travelers’ health, immigrant and refugee health, health care in resource-poor areas, or in responding to humanitarian emergencies.

    Unite for Site Surgery and Global Health Online Course

    Surgery has not always been considered a global health priority, but the global health community has recently recognized that surgical conditions form a significant burden of disease and have cost-effective interventions. This online course discusses the global burden of surgical disease, surgery in resource-poor settings, surgical workforce and task shifting, as well as the ethics of surgical care in resource-poor settings.

    Unite for Site: Clinic Challenges in Resource-Poor Settings

    This course categorizes the most common obstacles to healthcare delivery and examines a variety of strategies and solutions.  This course is freely and publicly available. It is also part of the Certificate in Global Health Practice. Topics include:

    • Introduction
    • Human Resource Shortage
    • Electricity
    • Stock-Outs
    • Transportation
    • Equipment and Medical Devices
    • Telephones and Communication
    • Nutrition
    • Water and Sanitation
    • Challenges in Communication

     

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