INMED Academic

Healthcare Leadership & Management

ACC –  HLA 703 | $885

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). This course is an 8-week online learning experience.

This Academic Credit Course qualifies for 3 Elective Credits towards the Master’s Degree in International Health.

Course Information

Global health systems are under tremendous pressure worldwide.  Pandemics, the brain drain of health professionals from resource-limited countries, and unprecedented financial constraints are just a few issues that drive the need for constant change. Leadership by professionals with skills in administration, communication, clinical care and public health are vital to a healthy future. This course will provide several frameworks for understanding and approaching change. It will introduce tools to use in implementing sustainable and evidence-based organizational change in resource-rich and resource-limited situations. Focused study will include reading, discussion, application exercises and professional reflective writing. This is a comprehensive course built around the required textbooks Switch: How to change things when change is hard, by Chip Heath & Dan Heath (Broadway Book, New York, 2010), and Doing Global Health Work: Approaches that Really Make a Difference, by Kirk Scirto (Hesperian Health Guides, Oakland, CA. 2022). 

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

  • Application of effective change principles to the movement of people and processes toward a new vision.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the differences in global health work in resource-limited settings and the individual patient centered models of care used in many resource-rich locations.
  • Acquisition of new partnership and collaboration skills necessary for bringing about lasting global health changes in resource-limited settings.

Building upon the lessons below, learners will also critique assigned articles, participate in discussion boards, compose a comprehensive essay on the subject “Effective Change Management,” and participate in a comprehensive evidence-based change management simulation.


  • Partnering to Meet Needs
  • Global Health Approaches
  • Health Care Systems and Training


  • Reversing the Brain Drain
  • Improving Suitcase Medicine


  • Training Health Workers


  • Disaster Strikes
  • Outsiders Arrive


  • Power to the People
  • Agendas We All Have,
  • Social Justice and Public Health


  • Exotic Diseases and Social Injustice
  • Poverty and Empowerment


  • Global Health Is Public Health
  • Building Clinics Or Confidence?
  • Doing Global Health Work to Really Make a Difference


  • Final Exam and Essay Presentations

The following are the minimum computing requirements for participating in this course. Students must have ready access to and be functionally proficient with:

  • A personal computer with an up-to-date operating system and ample memory for downloads
  • A web browser, preferably the most up-to-date version of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari
  • Applications capable of opening Microsoft Word documents and of viewing PDFs
  • An Internet connection, preferably high speed
  • Capability of viewing YouTube and Vimeo videos

Education Methods

Learners will achieve the course competency objectives through the following educational methods:

  • Assigned book and article readings
  • Critical analysis
  • Group discussions
  • Essay Composition
  • Simulation exercises

Evaluation Methods & Requirements For Successful Completion

Assessment of the learner’s performance will be based upon:

  • Demonstration of the competency objectives using case-studies and simulation
  • Completion of all Chapter Discussion Board assignments
  • Completion of all Article Discussion Board assignments
  • Achievement of ≥ 80% on the Effective Change Management Essay
  • Achievement of ≥ 80% on the Evidence-Based Change Management Final Exam Simulation
  • Complete evaluation and credit claim forms at the course conclusion.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for the INMED Healthcare Leadership & Management Course is attained through satisfactory completion of the course requirements. Note: CME is not applicable to students or resident physicians.


There is no additional charge for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.

Accreditation Statement


Institute for International Medicine is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for International Medicine designates this other activity (live course and enduring material) for a maximum of 32 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Launch Date: February 1, 2024
Accreditation Termination Date: February 1, 2027

Other Healthcare Professionals

A certificate of completion indicating the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ will be issued for completing this course. Certificates may be submitted to applicable state boards for recognition.


No persons in control of the content of this course have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Nicholas Comninellis MD MPH DIMPH    No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose
Paul Larson MD MBANo relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose
Fred Loper MDNo relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose
Timothy Myrick MD DTMHNo relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose
Leda RiveraNo relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

Tuition for the Healthcare Leadership & Management Course is $885 for both Master’s degree and non-Master’s degree credit. No additional charge is added for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.

The cost of this course offered outside of the United States, including China, may be different to account for local taxes and local regulation compliance.

For more information, please view our Cost page.

Paul Larson, MD, MBA

Fred Loper, MD


Master's Program

The MIH is a 32-credit hour graduate program is designed for healthcare professionals and students to lead comprehensive disease intervention and health promotion efforts in low-resource and cross-cultural communities.

Academic Credit Courses

INMED Academic Credit Courses are high-level learning experiences guided by supervising faculty. The courses are entirely online, following a structured, 8-week learning experience.

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