Academic Credit Course FAQs
What is the difference between the Professional Certificate Courses INMED Offers?
The Professional Certificate Course in International Medicine & Public Health includes 8 weeks of online learning plus virtual 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 8 weeks of online learning plus virtual 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 8 weeks of online learning fplus virtual 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:
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. There are periodic virtual classroom activities at scheduled times.
Where Are The Post-Test Answers?
The Pre-Tests and interactive questions embedded throughout the content all contain answers and explanations to enhance learning. But the Post-Tests are designed to be assessments, and for this reason answers and explanations are not included. You can go back, review the content, and retake the Post-Tests as many times as necessary to achieve the required passing score of 80 percent. Thanks for understanding!
What is an INMED Virtual Classroom?
On the scheduled INMED Virtual Classroom times, learners will login together and participate in group discussions and joint activities including disaster triage, tropical medicine case studies, newborn resuscitation demonstration, and more.
What is the difference between the INMED Short Self-Paced Courses and the INMED Professional Certificate Courses?
The INMED Professional Certificate Courses address similar subjects as the INMED Short Self-Paced 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 Short Self-Paced Courses do not include availability of an instructor.
- The Professional Certificate Courses include structured assignments and feedback for each week. The INMED Short Self-Paced 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 Short Self-Paced 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 an 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.
Whom 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 [email protected] or by phone during business hours at (816)444-6400, extension 2.
I’m in medical school, so when should I plan to take the Professional Certificate Course in International Medicine and Public Health?
The topics in this course correspond rather closely to topics in Step One / COMLEX One exams. For this reason, some medical students prefer to take the course during their second year. But, the most important time to do the course would be when you can spare an extra five to ten hours per week of study time.
I’ve taken (and passed) an INMED course in the past. Is there a discount if I want to take it again?
INMED’s courses are regularly revised with the most up-to-date, evidence-based information. For graduates of our INMED Academic Credit Courses (such as the Professional Certificate Course in International Medicine, Nursing and/or Public Health), we offer a 50% “Refresher Discount” for those who wish to take the course again. In order to register at the 50% discounted rate, please contact [email protected] for instructions. We will verify your previous participation dates and passing grade.
Will I receive a certificate from INMED for my course?
All learners who successfully completes all of the Academic Course requirements – including the Course Evaluation – will received a Certificate of Completion or Certificate of Continuing Medical Education indicating the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued for completing the course. Only learners who do Professional Certificate Courses or Professional Qualification Courses will receive INMED’s gold seal certification.