Academic Credit Courses

INMED Academic Credit Courses are high-level learning experiences guided by supervising faculty. Each course has a specified schedule, final exam(s), and is also accredited for continuing medical education (CME). Some courses are entirely online, while other courses include required in-person, hands-on participation. Read Course FAQs. For the current schedule of elective course offerings visit the Academic Calendar.

 

These Academic Credit Courses (with exception of the first three which are required) qualify for Elective Credit towards the Master’s Degree in International Health.

 

Note: Each Academic Credit Course registration must be submitted one-by-one. Please do not combine multiple course registrations into the same cart.

 

Professional Certificate Courses

International Medicine & Public Health

 

 

Course Code: PCC – IMPH 903

 

Promoting health in a low resource and/or cross-cultural setting presents special challenges, and requires particular skills. This comprehensive course enhances expertise in diseases of poverty, low-resource HIV medicine, maternal-newborn health, clinical skills for low-resource settings, international public health, cross-cultural skills, disaster management, low-resource health leadership, and healthcare education. This Professional Certificate Course is an 8-week structured learning experience under guidance of INMED faculty. Academic credit earned is 10 credit hours. Sample the INMED learning experience with this 15-minute Free Demo Short Self-Paced Course.

 

At the completion of this course, learners will be able to demonstrate using case-studies and simulation:

 

  • Management & prevention of the leading diseases of poverty
  • Management & prevention of HIV infection
  • Care for the health of pregnant women and newborns
  • Proficiency in clinical skills useful in low-resource settings
  • Skill in community-wide health promotion and death/disability prevention
  • Culturally appropriate healthcare
  • Proficiency in disaster mitigation and response
  • Design and implementation of team-lead healthcare interventions
  • Transfer of healthcare skills to other personnel

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International Nursing & Public Health

 

 

Course Code: PCC – INPH 902

 

Promoting health in a low resource and/or cross-cultural setting presents special challenges, and requires particular skills. This comprehensive course enhances expertise in diseases of poverty, low-resource HIV medicine, maternal-newborn health, clinical skills for low-resource settings, international public health, cross-cultural skills, disaster management, low-resource health leadership, and healthcare education. This Professional Certificate Course is an 8-week structured learning experience under guidance of INMED faculty.. Academic credit earned is 10 credit hours. Sample the INMED learning experience with this 15-minute Free Demo Short Self-Paced Course.

 

After completing this course, learners will be able to demonstrate using case-studies and simulation:

 

  • Management & prevention of the leading diseases of poverty
  • Management & prevention of HIV infection
  • Care for the health of pregnant women and newborns
  • Proficiency in clinical skills useful in low-resource settings
  • Skill in community-wide health promotion and death/disability prevention
  • Culturally appropriate healthcare
  • Proficiency in disaster mitigation and response
  • Design and implementation of team-lead healthcare interventions
  • Transfer of healthcare skills to other personnel

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International Public Health

 

 

Course Code: PCC – IPH 901

 

Promoting health in a low resource and/or cross-cultural setting presents special challenges, and requires particular skills. This comprehensive course enhances expertise in diseases of poverty, low-resource HIV medicine, maternal-newborn health, international public health, cross-cultural skills, disaster management, low-resource health leadership, and healthcare education. This Professional Certificate Course is an 8-week structured learning experience under guidance of INMED faculty. Academic credit earned is 10 credit hours. Sample the INMED learning experience with this 15-minute Free Demo Short Self-Paced Course.

 

At the completion of this course, learners will be able to demonstrate using case-studies and simulation:

 

  • Prevention of the leading diseases of poverty
  • Prevention of HIV infection
  • Care for the health of pregnant women and newborns
  • Skill in community-wide health promotion and death/disability prevention
  • Culturally appropriate healthcare
  • Proficiency in disaster mitigation and response
  • Design and implementation of team-lead healthcare interventions
  • Transfer of healthcare skills to other personnel

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In-Person Professional Qualification Courses

Ultrasound for Primary Care

 

 

Course Code: PQC – USPC 801

 

Quality medical care in low-resource settings is often hampered by lack of objective clinical information. ultrasonography is a useful technology in such settings, providing vital data to support patient care decision-making. The INMED Professional Qualification Course in Ultrasound for Primary Care enhances performance and interpretation for ultrasonography of carotid, thyroid, heart, lung, aorta, abdomen, urinary tract, DVT screening, joint and venous access, and eFAST exam. This INMED Professional Qualification Course is a hybrid experience that combines online lessons followed by a one-day, in-person event to master hands-on skills. Academic credit earned is 1 credit hour.

 

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

 

  • Apply the basic principles of ultrasonography to clinical settings
  • Perform basic ultrasonography of carotid, thyroid, heart, lung, aorta, abdomen, urinary tract, DVT screening, and joint and venous access
  • Interpret basic ultrasonography of carotid, thyroid, heart, lung, aorta, abdomen, urinary tract, DVT screening, and joint and venous access
  • Perform eFAST (Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) Exams
  • Interpret eFAST (Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) Exams

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Obstetrics Ultrasound

 

 

Course Code: PQC – OUPC 806

 

Obstetrics care requires critical information about the mother and baby. Ultrasound is an essential technology to supply such vital information. This course develops skills in early pregnancy ultrasound (confirmation, location) and third trimester ultrasound (parity, pulse, pocket, placenta, presentation, postpartum evaluation). This course requires that participants already have attained basic obstetrics skills and experience. This INMED Professional Qualification Course is a hybrid experience that combines online lessons followed by a one-day, in-person event to master hands-on skills. Academic credit earned is 1 credit hour.

 

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

 

  • Confirm early pregnancy diagnosis and location
  • Identify common gynecological pathology
  • Identify the 6 Ps of late pregnancy: parity, pulse, pocket, placenta, presentation, postpartum evaluation

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Helping Babies Breathe (Newborn Resuscitation)

 

 

Course Code: PQC – HBB 802

 

The INMED Professional Qualification Course in Helping Babies Breathe (HBB Master Trainer Course, 2nd Edition), is an evidence-based program to teach basic neonatal resuscitation techniques in low-resource locations, developed on the premise that straightforward newborn care can save many lives. This INMED Professional Qualification Course is a hybrid experience that combines online lessons followed by a one-day, in-person event to master hands-on skills. Academic credit earned is 1 credit hour.

 

At the completion of this course, learners will be able to demonstrate using case-studies and simulation how to:

 

  • Identify delivery risks for mothers and newborns
  • Mitigate delivery risks for mothers and newborns
  • Provide for the healthcare needs of newborns at delivery, include ventilatory support when appropriate
  • Transfer newborn healthcare skills to other providers

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Essential Care for Every Baby and Small Babies

 

 

Course Code: PQC – ECB 803

 

The INMED Professional Qualification Course in Essential Care for Every Baby and Small Babies (ECEB-ECSB Master Trainer Course) is an evidence-based program to prepare learners to teach basic baby care techniques in low-resource locations to benefit midwives, mid-level providers, and community health workers. This INMED Professional Qualification Course is a hybrid experience that combines online lessons followed by a one-day, in-person event to master hands-on skills. Academic credit earned is 1 credit hour.

 

At the completion of this course, learners will be able to demonstrate using case-studies and simulation how to:

 

  • Provide essential care needed by every newborn
  • Identify danger signs in newborns who require special care
  • Provide feeding for small babies
  • Educate parents in home care
  • Transfer baby healthcare skills to other providers

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Helping Mothers Survive

 

 

Course Code: PQC – AMBO 804

 

The Helping Mothers Survive (HMS) Master Trainer Course is designed to improve the results of pregnancy and delivery by equipping healthcare professionals and learners the most essential, evidence-based skills in pre-natal and obstetric care. HMS skills are especially applicable for low-resource and cross-cultural healthcare settings. HMS is an educational experience created by Jhpiego. This INMED Professional Qualification Course is a hybrid experience that combines online lessons followed by a one-day, in-person event to master hands-on skills. Academic credit earned is 1 credit hour.

 

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate:

 

  • Proficiency in essential care for labor and birth
  • Management of bleeding after birth
  • Management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
  • Management of threatened preterm birth
  • Management of prolonged labor

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Hands-On Skills For Low-Resource Healthcare

 

 

Course Code: PQC – HSLH 805

 

The INMED Professional Qualification Course in Hands-On Skills for Low-Resource Healthcare is designed to provide learners a review of most commonly needed clinical skills in settings with a shortage of specialists. Included are hands-on sessions covering wound care and suturing, extremity trauma and immobilization, complicated obstetrics, newborn resuscitation, tropical fever evaluation, and community health survey techniques. This INMED Professional Qualification Course is a hybrid experience that combines online lessons followed by a one-day, in-person event to master hands-on skills. Academic credit earned is 1 credit hour.

 

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate:

 

  • Wound evaluation and urgent management including repair
  • Extremity trauma evaluation and management including immobilization
  • Tropical fever evaluation and management
  • Management of common obstetrics complications
  • Newborn resuscitation techniques
  • Community health survey techniques

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General Academic Credit Courses

Emergency Pandemic Control

 

 

Course Code: ACC – EPC 701

 

Rapidly increasing international trade and travel predictably increases the likelihood of rapid transmission of infectious diseases. The devastation caused by the 1918 Spanish influenza epidemic and the worldwide alarm prompted by the 2004 SARS epidemic provide important insights into today’s concerns surrounding COVID-19. This course emphasizes objective investigation to identify evidence-based answers to critical questions, including identifying the infectious agent, the mode of transmission, incubation period, and effective modalities for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. This course also highlights how emergency pandemic control often requires deliberate intervention to address special ethical challenges: disease-associated racism, resistance to local and international cooperation, and extreme stress placed upon low-resource health systems. This Course is 8 weeks of structured learning under the guidance of INMED faculty. Academic credit earned is 2 credit hours.

 

At the completion of the Emergency Pandemic Control Course, participants will be able to demonstrate using case-studies and simulation:

 

  • Long-range mitigation of risk factors associated with epidemics
  • Effective measures to investigate causes of epidemics
  • Reliable epidemic control interventions

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Epidemiology

 

 

Course Code: ACC – EPI 904

 

Epidemiology is the most fundamental of the health sciences. This course addresses introduction to epidemiology, measuring health and disease, epidemiology studies, basic biostatistical concepts, causation in epidemiology, epidemiology of non-communicable diseases, epidemiology of communicable diseases, clinical epidemiology, environmental and occupational epidemiology, and health policy and planning. This Course is 8 weeks of structured learning under the guidance of INMED faculty. Academic credit earned is 2 credit hours.

 

At the completion of the INMED Epidemiology Course, learners will be able to demonstrate using analysis, case-studies and simulation the:

 

  • Vision and achievements of epidemiology
  • Primary measures of health and disease
  • Types of epidemiological studies and their application
  • Basic concepts of biostatistics and their application to research interpretation
  • Establishing the cause of a disease
  • Application of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention
  • Surveillance of and response to infectious diseases
  • Analysis of natural history, prognosis, and treatment of disease
  • Leading issues in environmental, occupational, and injury epidemiology
  • Role of policy, health planning, and the planning cycle

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Healthcare Leadership and Management

 

 

Course Code: ACC – HLA 703

 

Global health systems are under unprecedented cost constraints and undergoing transformational change in the pursuit of value.  Leadership by professionals with skills in administration, communication, and clinical context are vital to a healthy future. This course will provide several frameworks for understanding and approaching change and introduce tools to maximize successful implementation for sustainable and evidence-based organizational change. Focused study will include reading, discussion, application exercises and professional reflective writing. This Course is 8 weeks of structured learning under the guidance of INMED faculty. Academic credit earned is 2 credit hours.

 

At the completion of the Healthcare Leadership & Management Course, participants will be able to demonstrate using case-studies, active discussion, and reflective writing:

 

  • Apply principles of effective change to move people and processes toward a new vision.
  • Transform healthcare processes to increase patient-focused value.
  • Identify and summarize evidence from four perspectives to support or counter a planned change.

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Healthcare for Marginalized Americans

 

 

Course Code: ACC – HMA 705

 

Many people live on the margins of United States society due to race, language, ethnicity, income, immigration status, and more. The United States is distinct from other developed countries in that there is no single national health care system that provides access for all of its inhabitants. Also notable in the US is the relative lack of attention to social needs that are so vital to health. As a result, marginalized people are frequently unable to access essential health care. This course explores the complex patchwork of ingredients which comprise United States health care systems, with special attention its deficiencies for marginalized people. The profound impact of social determinants of health are examined. Health resources are evaluated. Obstacles to care are identified, along with “work around” solutions commonly used by marginalized people. Existing and potential solutions to the healthcare dilemma for US marginalized people are explored. Course participants are challenged to advocate for a more equitable US health care system. This course is a structured, 8-week learning experience under the guidance of INMED faculty. Academic credit earned is 2 credit hours.

 

At the completion of the INMED Healthcare for Marginalized Americans Course, learners will be able to demonstrate using analysis, case-studies and simulation the:

 

  • Comprehension of the obstacles and resources which exist for US marginalized people in accessing health care
  • Skills to improve the individual care of marginalized people which arise from an approach of cultural humility.
  • Effective strategies for addressing the social determinants of health in the lives of marginalized people.

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International Health Professions Education

 

 

Course Code: ACC – IHPE 704

 

Progress in health requires skilled personnel who can apply the appropriate knowledge and resources on behalf of people in need. But the intentional transfer of such skill from one healthcare professional to another is frequently inadequate and inefficient. The purpose of this Professional Certificate Course in International Health Professions Education is to equip healthcare educators with concepts and methods of effective learning and teaching that will improve their ability to equip national healthcare professionals to carry forward progress in health. This course is 8 weeks of structured learning under the guidance of INMED faculty. Academic credit earned is 2 credit hours.

 

At the completion of the International Health Professions Education Course, participants will be able to demonstrate using case-studies, active discussion, and reflective writing:

 

  • Express the importance of skill transfer and empowerment.
  • List modalities to enhance effective learning. Assessment.
  • List principles of effective teaching.
  • Describe evaluation of learning outcomes.
  • Explain the principles of instructional design.

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International Healthcare Ethics

 

 

Course Code: ACC – IHE 707

 

Healthcare as a profession has inherent underlying and often inadequately examined ethical assumptions and principles from which ethical decisions are made.  In the US, nearly all health-care professionals are taught at least the four basic principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice.  In the diverse international context and among some populations within the US, these principles are sometimes not assumed. In this course learners will first focus on Western ethical principles and then broaden the perspective by critiquing these Euro-American ethical perspectives by looking at bioethics from the perspective of other cultural approaches – voices from within the US and internationally. An anthropological approach will be introduced.  The questions surrounding a universal morality, moral status and obligation, individualism and communalism, public good and individual freedom, globalism vs “statism”, etc. will be explored.  Course graduates will gain an understanding of the breadth of cultural complexity from which ethical decision-making occurs in an international context.  In the final essay, there will be the opportunity to take a particular case from an international context and apply the principles learned. This course is 8 weeks of structured learning under the guidance of INMED faculty. Academic credit earned is 2 credit hours.

 

At the completion of the International Healthcare Ethics Course, participants will be able to demonstrate using case-studies, active discussion, and reflective writing:

 

  • Western principles of ethics related to healthcare
  • Complexities of healthcare ethics in the non-Western international cultural context
  • Analytical skills to understand and speak into ethical issues across culture

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International Refugee Care

 

 

Course Code: ACC – IRC 702

 

Today’s world has more international refugees seeking relief and asylum than at any time since the end of WWII. Eighty-six percent of refugees are hosted in developing countries, severely straining existing social infrastructures. This course will introduce the principles of international refugee care, including the four recognized phases: pre-emergency/mitigation phase, emergency phase, post-emergency/maintenance phase, and the resolution/repatriation phase. Throughout these phases, refugee care leaders must attend to complex issues over security, dependency, mental health, location of settlements, and host-refugee relationships.This course is a structured, 8-week learning experience under the guidance of INMED faculty. Academic credit earned is 2 credit hours.

 

At the completion of the International Refugee Care Course, learners will be able to demonstrate using case-studies and simulation:

 

  • Describe the scope of the worldwide refugee crisis
  • Identify the basic issues involved in meeting the needs of refugees
  • Design comprehensive refugee care interventions for specific populations
  • Explain crisis resolution alternatives

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Self-Care for the Health Professional

 

 

Course Code: ACC – SCHP 706

 

This course gives the learners the tools and skills needed to live a healthy lifestyle. Health professionals are susceptible for neglecting their own care for the service of others. This leads to unhealthy habits, physical and emotional neglect, compassion fatigue, and ultimately will have a direct affect on the personal and professional life of the health professional. This course aims at promoting the well-being of health professionals through education and behavior change that promotes a healthy lifestyle. This Course is 8 weeks of structured learning under the guidance of INMED faculty. Academic credit earned is 2 credit hours.

 

At the completion of the Self-Care for the Health Professional Course, participants will be able to demonstrate using case-studies, active discussion, and reflective writing:

 

  • Complete a personal health status analysis.
  • Analyze one’s personal health assessments.
  • Develop a personal health plan that addresses nutrition, stress reduction, sleep hygiene, community and activity.
  • Implement behavior change models into one’s personal health plan.

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