Elective Online Courses

INMED Elective Online Courses offer up-to-date, evidence-based learning in international health. These are self-paced and include a pre-test, short videos, engaging images, and post-test. Registration permits access for one year. All courses are accredited for continuing medical education (CME) credit, with exception of ultrasound. 

 

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FREE DEMO ONLINE COURSE

 

 

Course Code: EOC – DEMO 101

 

This brief course is an opportunity to test-drive the features that characterize all INMED Elective and Professional Certificate Courses. It focuses on international public health, and makes use of interactive questions and short videos. Included is a pre-test, post-test, and evaluation. The INMED Free Demo Online Course requires up to 15 minutes to experience.

 

$0 – Course Registration

Clinical Health Elective Online Courses

 

DISEASES OF POVERTY ONLINE COURSE, 2nd Edition

 

 

Course Code: EOC – DIS 401

 

A plethora of diseases are associated with poverty. This course is designed to equip clinicians to prevent, diagnose and treat those poverty-linked diseases that are most prevalent around the world and also unfamiliar to most healthcare professionals. Included are infectious, chronic and non-infectious diseases. This course requires about ten hours to complete, and is accredited for ten hours of CME. Click here for CME information.

 

$75 – Course Registration

HIV MEDICINE FOR LIMITED RESOURCE SETTINGS ONLINE COURSE, 2ND EDITION

 

 

Course Code: EOC – HIV 402

 

Many developing nations and low-income communities possess both large numbers of HIV-positive citizens and very limited resources with which to respond. HIV management in such settings demands a unique skill set. This course prepares healthcare professionals to lead effective low-resource HIV prevention and intervention. Included is content addressing prevention of mother-to-child transmission, management of pediatric HIV infection, and treatment of opportunistic infections. This course requires about six hours to complete, and is accredited for six hours of CME. Click here for CME information.

 

$40 – Course Registration

MATERNAL-NEWBORN HEALTH ONLINE COURSE, 2ND EDITION

 

 

Course Code: EOC – MAT 403

 

Pregnant women and newborns are especially vulnerable to illness and death, and improvements in health services hold great potential to protect them. This course addresses the unique and especially critical issues of maternal-newborn healthcare, including nutrition, prenatal care, obstetrical complications, newborn resuscitation, well-newborn care, and common neonatal diseases. Also highlighted are the important subjects of women’s rights, education, economic stability, and protection from exploitation. This course requires about five hours to complete, and is accredited for five hours of CME. Click here for CME information.

 

$40 – Course Registration

ULTRASOUND FOR PRIMARY CARE ONLINE COURSE, 2ND EDITION

 

 

Course Code: EOC – ULT 404

 

Quality medical care in low-resource settings is often hampered by lack of objective clinical information. Ultrasound has proven to be a particularly useful technology in such settings, providing vital data to support patient care decision-making. This content provides the didactic preparation for imaging of thyroid, venous and DVT screening, vascular and carotid, abdominal and renal, cardiac and thoracic. This course in ideally followed by a hands-on ultrasound learning experience. This course requires about five hours to complete and, due to production with commercial ultrasound equipment, is not CME accredited.

 

$40 – Course Registration

Public Health Elective Online Courses

 

INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH ONLINE COURSE, 2ND EDITION

 

 

Course Code: EOC – IPH 301

 

International public health is the field devoted to the health improvement of all people – especially those who live on society’s margins. This INMED course is built around the Human Development Index, and emphasizes how health is increased through promotion of literacy and general education, economic development and civil stability, reduction of leading health risk factors, and interventions against leading causes of death and disability. This learning experience requires about five hours to complete, and is accredited for five hours of CME. Click here for CME information.

 

$40 – Course Registration

CROSS-CULTURAL SKILLS ONLINE COURSE, 2ND EDITION

 

 

Course Code: EOC – CCS 302

 

Since World War II the globe has experienced an explosion in international trade, immigration and communication. Today’s relationships frequently rely for success upon the ability to engage people of diverse race, tradition, values, worldview, and language. This course addresses the relevance and principles of cross-cultural skills, and their application to health care and international settings. This course requires about three hours to complete, and is accredited for three hours of CME. Click here for CME information.

 

$40 – Course Registration

DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN LIMITED RESOURCE SETTINGS ONLINE COURSE, 2ND EDITION

 

 

Course Code: EOC – DM 303

 

Natural disasters, workplace violence, terrorism, war, technological failure, and/or economic depression are all among today’s disaster threats. Annually, disasters are the cause for substantial loss of life, quality of life, assets, and productivity. In the last 20 years over 4.4 billion people have been affected by a disaster event(s) and over 1.3 million killed world-wide. Although disasters do not discriminate; they do effect people and communities differently. The world’s most vulnerable typically have less disaster events; but see higher rates of morbidity and mortality from disasters. This course provides an overview for front-line workers to assist in reducing vulnerability in communities and responding to disaster threats. This course requires about five hours to complete, and is accredited for five hours of CME. Click here for CME information.

 

$40 – Course Registration

HEALTH LEADERSHIP FOR LIMITED RESOURCE SETTINGS ONLINE COURSE, 2ND EDITION

 

 

Course Code: EOC – HL 304

 

Health and healthcare are both especially strained in the world’s lowest-income communities. In the face of ever-tightening resources, wise leadership is crucial. Yet few healthcare professionals are well equipped to be leaders. This course describes well-founded health strategies, draws from the experience of major global health initiatives, and outlines the leadership cycle essential to applying effective health leadership in specific settings. This course requires about three hours to complete and is accredited for three hours of CME. Click here for CME information.

 

$35 – Course Registration

HEALTHCARE EDUCATION ONLINE COURSE, 2ND EDITION

 

 

Course Code: EOC – HE 305

 

Progress in health requires skilled personnel who can apply the appropriate knowledge and resources on behalf of people in need. But intentional transfer of such skill from one healthcare professional to another is frequently inadequate. This Healthcare Education content will equip learners with concepts and methods of effective learning and teaching to improve their ability to equip others to carry forward progress in health. This course requires about five hours to complete, and is accredited for five hours of CME. Click here for CME information.

 

$40 – Course Registration

Epidemiology Elective Online Courses

 

Introduction To Epidemiology Online Course

 

 

Course Code: EOC – INTRO 201

 

Epidemiology originates from Hippocrates’ observation more than 2000 years ago that environmental factors influence the occurrence of disease. However, it was not until the 19th century that the distribution of disease in specific human population groups was measured to any large extent. This work marked not only the formal beginnings of epidemiology but also some of history’s most spectacular achievements. This course requires about five hours to complete, and is accredited for five hours of CME. Click here for CME information.

 

$40 – Course Registration

Measuring Health and Disease Online Course

 

 

Course Code: EOC – MHD 202

 

Objective measurements of health and disease are fundamental to the practice of epidemiology. To this end, a variety of measures of morbidity and disability are used to characterize the overall health of populations. But population health status is not fully measured in many parts of the world, and significant gaps remain even in high resource nations. This lack of information poses a major challenge for epidemiologists, and subsequently for both policymakers and healthcare practitioners who rely upon such information. This course requires about five hours to complete, and is accredited for five hours of CME. Click here for CME information. 

 

$40 – Course Registration

Epidemiology Studies Online Course

 

 

Course Code: EOC – ES 203

 

Trustworthy epidemiology relies upon reputable scientific studies. Choosing the appropriate study design is a crucial step in an epidemiological investigation. Each study design has strengths and weaknesses, and epidemiologists must consider all sources of bias and confounding, and strive  to reduce them. Throughout such research ethical issues must be carefully considered, as in other scientific disciplines. This course requires about five hours to complete, and is accredited for five hours of CME. Click here for CME information. 

 

$40 – Course Registration

Basic Biostatistics Concepts Online Course

 

 

Course Code: EOC – BBC 204

 

Biostatistical concepts and tools are needed for summarizing and analyzing data. This is especially true in epidemiological research, which requires the use of samples to make inferences about entire populations. This content will describe basic concepts and methods, and how to summarize data. Although calculations can be complex, the concepts underlying statistical tests are often quite simple. This course requires about five hours to complete, and is accredited for five hours of CME. Click here for CME information.

 

$40 – Course Registration

Causation in Epidemiology Online Course

 

 

Course Code: EOC – CAUS 205

 

A major focus of epidemiology is informing efforts to prevent and control disease and promote health. To do this, we need to know the causes of disease or injury and the ways in which these causes can be modified. This content describes the epidemiological approach to causation. This course requires about five hours to complete, and is accredited for five hours of CME. Click here for CME information.

 

$40 – Course Registration

Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases Online Course

 

 

Course Code: EOC – ENCD 206

 

Chronic non-communicable diseases are major public health challenges in most countries. In addition to effective treatment, much is already known about these disease, including the fact that primary prevention is the best strategy to control these modern epidemics. Targeting high-risk individuals with secondary and tertiary prevention can also reduce the burden of chronic disease. This course requires about five hours to complete, and is accredited for five hours of CME. Click here for CME information.

 

$40 – Course Registration

Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases Online Course

 

 

Course Code: EOC – ECD 207

 

New communicable diseases regularly emerge, and old ones re-emerge, making them a continuing threat to public health throughout the world. Epidemiological methods make possible effective approaches to the critical responsibilities of surveillance, diagnosis, prevention and control of communicable disease outbreaks.  This course requires about five hours to complete, and is accredited for five hours of CME. Click here for CME information.

 

$40 – Course Registration

Clinical Epidemiology Online Course

 

 

Course Code: EOC – CLIN 208

 

Clinical epidemiology is the application of epidemiological principles and methods to the practice of clinical medicine. It usually involves a study conducted in a clinical setting, most often by clinicians, with patients as the subjects of study. The aim of clinical epidemiology is to aid decision-making about identified cases of disease. This course requires about five hours to complete, and is accredited for five hours of CME. Click here for CME information.

 

$40 – Course Registration

Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology Online Course

 

 

Course Code: EOC – EOE 209

 

Most diseases are either caused or influenced by environmental factors. Understanding these is essential to design effective prevention programs. Environmental epidemiology provides a scientific basis for studying and interpreting the relationships between the environment and population health. Occupational epidemiology deals specifically with environmental factors in the workplace. This course requires about five hours to complete, and is accredited for five hours of CME. Click here for CME information.

 

$40 – Course Registration

Health Policy and Planning Online Course

 

 

Course Code: EOC – HPP 210

 

The full value of epidemiology is only realized when it is translated into health policy and the subsequent planning and implementation of disease or injury prevention and control programs. Health policy is essentially a set of decisions about strategic goals for health, and the means for achieving these goals. This course requires about five hours to complete, and is accredited for five hours of CME. Click here for CME information.

 

$40 – Course Registration