International Health Professions Education Course


Course Code: PCC – 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 is a comprehensive course is built around two required textbooks: DiPietro M, et al How Learning Works; 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, 1st Edition (Note: 2nd Edition is not yet available for purchase). Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA. 2023. And, Kern, DE., Curriculum Development for Medical Education, A Six-Step Approach. 3rd Edition. Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore MD, 2016. Both books are available on Academic credit earned is 2 credit hours. Sample the INMED learning experience with this 15-minute Free Demo Short Self-Paced Course.


Competency Objectives


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



Time Frames


This course includes 8 weeks of structured learning, assignments which are due each Sunday night, online meetings with course faculty, and a scheduled virtual-classroom final exam. Please view the Course Syllabus.


Course Faculty


Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH