Professional Certificate Courses

INMED Professional Certificate Courses are high-level learning experiences guided by supervising faculty. Each course offering has a specified schedule, final exam(s), and is accredited for continuing medical education (CME). Some courses are entirely online, while other courses include hand-on skill stations and in-person networking with like-minded colleagues. Read Course FAQs. For the current schedule of elective course offerings visit the Academic Calendar.

 

These Professional Certificate Courses (with exception of the first four which are required) qualify for Elective Credit for the Professional Master’s Degree in International Health. MIH learners  will complement and focus their educational experience by selecting Professional Certificate Courses relevant to their career aspirations. MIH elective credits must total at least 6 credit hours.

 

Professional Certificate Course in Epidemiology

 

 

Course Code: PCC – EPI 904

 

This Professional Certificate Course is a structured, 10-weeks online learning experience under the guidance of INMED faculty. Academic credit earned is 6 credit hours.

 

At the completion of the INMED Professional Certificate Course in Epidemiology, 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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Professional Certificate Course in International Medicine & Public Health

 

 

Course Code: PCC – IMPH 903

 

This Professional Certificate Course is a hybrid experience, combining 10 weeks of structured online learning, plus 2 days of virtual classroom skills. Academic credit earned is 10 credit hours. Tuition for the Professional Certificate Course in International Medicine & Public Health is $2,720 for Master’s degree credit. Tuition for non-Master’s degree learners is $1,360. Non-Master’s degree learners should register using coupon code NMPCC50.

 

At the completion of the INMED Professional Certificate Course in International Medicine & Public Health, 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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Professional Certificate Course in International Nursing & Public Health

 

 

Course Code: PCC – INPH 902

 

This Course is a hybrid learning experience, combining 10 weeks of structured online learning, plus 2 days of virtual classroom skill workshops and final exams. Academic credit earned is 10 credit hours. Tuition for the Professional Certificate Course in International Nursing & Public Health is $2,720 for Master’s degree credit. Tuition for non-Master’s degree learners is $1,360. Non-Master’s degree learners should register using coupon code NMPCC50.

 

After completing the Professional Certificate Course in International Nursing & Public Health 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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Professional Certificate Course in International Public Health

 

 

Course Code: PCC – IPH 901

 

This Professional Course is a hybrid experience, combining 10 weeks of structured online learning, plus 1 day of virtual-classroom skills. Academic credit earned is 10 credit hours. Tuition for the Professional Certificate Course in International Public Health is $2,720 for Master’s degree credit. Tuition for non-Master’s degree learners is $1,360. Non-Master’s degree learners should register using coupon code NMPCC50.

 

At the completion of the INMED Professional Certificate Course in International Public Health learners will be able to demonstrate using case-studies and simulation:

 

  • Vision and achievements of epidemiology
  • Primary measures of health and disease
  • Types of epidemiology studies and their application
  • Basic concepts of biostatistics and their application to research interpretation
  • Establishing the cause of a disease
  • 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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Professional Certificate Course in Ultrasound for Primary Care

 

 

Course Code: PCC – USPC 805

 

The INMED Professional Certificate Course in Ultrasound for Primary Care is a hybrid experience that combines online preparation with a one-day in-classroom event for hands-on skills in thyroid, venous and DVT screening, vascular and carotid, abdominal and renal, cardiac, thoracic, joint and venous access imaging. Obstetric ultrasound imaging is not currently included. Each participant will be supervised in ultrasound techniques, equipment control, normal scan planes, and scan interpretation. Practical issues in obtaining and maintaining ultrasound equipment will also be addressed. Academic credit earned is 1 credit hour.

 

At the completion of the INMED Professional Certificate Course in Ultrasound for Primary Care, participants will be able to:

 

  • Apply the basic principles of ultrasonography to clinical settings
  • Perform basic ultrasonography of carotid, thyroid, heart, aorta, abdomen, urinary tract, DVT screening, and joint and venous access
  • Interpret basic ultrasonography of carotid, thyroid, heart, 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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Professional Certificate Course in Helping Babies Breathe

 

 

Course Code: PCC – HBB 804

 

The 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. Academic credit earned is 1 credit hour.

 

At the completion of this course, you will be able 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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Professional Certificate Course in Advanced Mother Baby Outcomes

 

 

Course Code: PCC – AMBO 806

 

Advanced Mother Baby Outcomes (AMBO) is designed to improve the results of pregnancy, delivery, and newborn survival by equipping healthcare professionals and learners the most vital, evidence-based skills in pre-natal, obstetric and neonatal care. AMBO skills are especially useful for low-income communities and low-resource healthcare settings. Academic credit earned is 1 credit hour.

 

At the completion of the INMED Advanced Mother Baby Outcomes (AMBO) Course, participants will be able to demonstrate:

 

  • Proficiency in contraception & family planning counseling
  • Management of normal labor & deliveries
  • Recognition and management of common prenatal complications
  • Recognition and management of common obstetrical emergencies
  • Basic skills in newborn resuscitation
  • Recognition and management of common newborn diseases

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Professional Certificate Course in Emergency Pandemic Control

 

 

Course Code: PCC – EPC 701

 

This Course is 10 weeks of structured online learning. Academic credit earned is 1 credit hour.

 

At the completion of the Professional Certificate Course in Emergency Pandemic Control, 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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Professional Certificate Course in International Refugee Care

 

 

Course Code: PCC – IRC 702

 

Course Description:

 

International refugee care is a pressing global issue. Today’s world has more refugees seeking 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 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.

 

Course Leadership:

 

Lawand Talal, of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees

 

Competencies and Assessments:

 

  • Describe the scope of the worldwide refugee crisis. Assessment: quiz, discussion
  • Identify the basic issues involved in meeting the needs of refugees.  Assessment: quiz, mentoring activity
  • Design comprehensive refugee care interventions for specific populations. Assessment: quiz, discussion
  • Explain crisis resolution alternatives. Assessment: quiz, peer activity

 

Course Resources:

 

  • Textbook
  • INMED online learning content
  • Articles provided by faculty
  • Streaming videos assigned by faculty

 

Duration:

 

10 weeks online with asynchronous virtual learning, scheduled discussions, and final exam

 

Credit hours earned:

 

1 credit hour

 

Dates offered:

 

See Academic Calendar

Professional Certificate Course in Healthcare Leadership and Administration

 

 

Course Code: PCC – HLA 703

 

Course Description:

 

Global health systems are under unprecedented cost constraints and undergoing transformational change in the pursuit of value.  Skillful leadership by professionals with administrative and communication skills with clinical experience and context are vital to a healthy future. This course will provide students an opportunity to develop a wide view of medical leadership, management principles and administrative skills. Focused study will include reading, application exercises and professional writing in the context of and selected from the following disciplines:

 

  • Quality Management and Improvement
  • Utilization Management
  • Change Management
  • Comparative Healthcare Policy, Systems & Global Perspective
  • Cost-benefit analysis and allocation of healthcare spending
  • Staff administration, communication & organizational behavior
  • Measuring clinical performance
  • Information Technology
  • Introductory Accounting & Financial Management concepts.
  • Strategy, Mission & Values

 

Course Leadership:

 

Paul Larson MD, MS, MBA, CPE, DIMPH, FAAFP

 

Competencies

 

  • Summarize the principal methodologies for organizing, delivering and financing healthcare.
  • Develop quality improvement questions and design an initial improvement exercise for implementation.
  • Apply principles of effective change to move people and processes toward a new vision.
  • Translate simple budget and financing concepts into purchase and allocation decisions.
  • Locate and analyze evidence to support vision, strategy, change and problem solving.

 

Assessments

 

Assessment will depend on the associated topic and include practice exercises, written and oral knowledge quizzes, application activities, faculty discussion and reflective writing.

 

Course Resources:

 

  • INMED online learning content
  • Articles provided by faculty
  • Assigned books obtained by students
  • Streaming videos assigned by faculty
  • Scheduled virtual topical discussion with faculty

 

Duration:

 

10 weeks online with asynchronous virtual learning, scheduled discussions, and final exam

 

Credit hours earned:

 

1 credit hour

 

Dates offered:

 

See Academic Calendar

Professional Certificate Course in International Healthcare Education

 

 

Course Code: PCC – IHE 704

 

Course Description:

 

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 and inefficient. The purpose of this International Healthcare Education course 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.

 

Course Leadership:

 

James Fyffe, MSN, Kansas University Medical Center

 

Competencies and Assessments:

 

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

 

Course Resources:

 

  • Textbook
  • INMED online learning content
  • Articles provided by faculty
  • Streaming videos assigned by faculty

 

Duration:

 

10 weeks online with asynchronous virtual learning, scheduled discussions, and final exam

 

Credit hours earned:

 

1 credit hour

 

Dates offered:

 

See Academic Calendar

Professional Certificate Course in Healthcare for Marginalized Americans

 

 

Course Code: PCC – HMA 705

 

Course Description:

 

Many Americans suffer from poor health and inadequate healthcare. Often these individuals are low-income, undereducated, minorities, disabled, elderly, veterans, refugees, and undocumented persons. This course explores the complex social dynamics that contribute to their plight, and highlights interventions that have proven effective for both meeting short term needs and creating longer term solutions. Course participants will develop strategies they will be able to implement via their own efforts to improve healthcare for marginalized Americans.

 

Course Leadership:

 

Fred Loper, MD, former CEO of Good Shepherd Clinic

 

Competencies and Assessments:

 

  • Express the importance of health literacy and empowerment. Assessment: quiz, discussion
  • Describe the health challenges associated with low income and low education. Assessment: quiz, peer activity
  • Describe the role of mental health and substance abuse issues. Assessment: quiz, discussion
  • Describe essential cross-cultural skills. Assessment: quiz, peer activity
  • Explain the unique challenges associated with refugee and immigrant. Assessment: quiz, discussion
  • Describe the current limitations of United States healthcare systems and financing. Assessment: quiz, discussion

 

Course Resources:

 

  • Textbook
  • INMED online learning content
  • Articles provided by faculty
  • Streaming videos assigned by faculty

 

Duration:

 

10 weeks online with asynchronous virtual learning, scheduled discussions, and final exam

 

Credit hours earned:

 

1 credit hour

 

Dates offered:

 

See Academic Calendar