Course FAQs

What is the difference between the Professional Certificate Courses INMED Offers?

The Professional Certificate Course in International Medicine & Public Health includes 10 weeks of online learning followed by two days of required classroom activities. The course addresses diseases of poverty, low-resource HIV care, maternal-newborn health, and relevant clinical skills, as well as international public health, disaster management, cross-cultural skills, health leadership, and healthcare education. View Enrollment Qualifications.

 

The Professional Certificate Course in International Nursing & Public Health includes 10 weeks of online learning followed by two days of required classroom activities. The course addresses diseases of poverty, low-resource HIV care, maternal-newborn care, and relevant clinical skills, as well as international public health, disaster management, cross-cultural skills, health leadership, and healthcare education. View Enrollment Qualifications. The content of the medicine and nursing courses is similar.

 

The Professional Certificate Course in International Public Health includes 5 weeks of online learning followed by a one day of required in-classroom activities. This course addresses international public health, disaster management, cross-cultural skills, health leadership, and healthcare education. View Enrollment Qualifications. The content of the public health course is similar to the latter half of the medicine and nursing courses.

 

For the Professional Certificate Courses, is the online portion self-paced, or do I need to be online at certain times?

Each week of online learning includes assignments that are all due by Sunday nights. These usually include mastering interactive course content, reading articles and posting to discussion boards, and weekly projects. Fulfilling these activities usually requires 5 to 10 hours each week.

 

The course subjects in the respective syllabi:

Professional Certificate Course in International Medicine & Public Health Syllabus

Professional Certificate Course in International Nursing & Public Health Syllabus

Professional Certificate Course in International Public Health Syllabus

 

Can I work at my own pace?

Learners can “work at their own pace” throughout any particular week, but all assignments must be completed by Sundays. In this way, learners can make timely posts and responses to one another posts, and the faculty can provide timely feedback on each learner’s progress. For these reasons and to assure successful course completion, all learners must stay within the synchronous environment and comply with the posted course schedule.

 

What is the difference between the INMED Elective  Courses and the INMED Professional Certificate Courses?

The INMED Professional Certificate Courses address similar subjects as the INMED Elective Courses but in much greater depth. The INMED Professional Certificate Courses include skill stations, workshops, literature critique, rigorous exams, active participation of the instructors, and networking with like-minded student colleagues. In particular:

 

  • The Professional Certificate Courses have an instructor who can assist students with their questions. The INMED Elective Courses do not include availability of an instructor.
  • The Professional Certificate Courses include structured assignments and feedback for each week. The INMED Elective Courses require students to approach learning without such structure.
  • The depth and detail of learning in the Professional Certificate Courses is much greater than the Elective Courses and includes subject analysis and protocol development.
  • The Professional Certificate Courses includes classroom workshop activities that are pivotal in application of the information.
  • The Professional Certificate Courses provide opportunity to meet and interact with peers in the field
 

What is the difference between CME Courses and Non-CME Courses?

CME Accredited Courses are designed for MDs and DOs. After successful completion of these courses, the learner receives a CME certificate. Non-CME courses contain the same content as the CME Courses. After successful completion of these courses the learner receives a Certificate of Completion.

 

What is the difference between CE Courses and Non-CE Courses?

Continuing Education (CE) Accredited Courses are designed for the nursing profession. After successful completion of these courses the learner receives a CE certificate. Non-CE courses contain the same content as the CE Courses. After successful completion of these courses the learner receives a Certificate of Completion.

 

Who do I contact if I’m having technical difficulties with my course?

Having technical difficulties with your elective or certificate course? For assistance, please contact nicholas@inmed.us or by phone during business hours at (816)444-6400, extension 2.