Participants in the INMED Professional Master’s in International Health will achieve the competency objectives through the following educational components.
1) EPIDEMIOLOGY – 6 credit hours
Each INMED Professional Master’s in International Health learner must successfully complete the Professional Certificate Course in Epidemiology which examines introduction to epidemiology, measuring health and disease, epidemiology studies, basic biostatistical concepts, causation in epidemiology, epidemiology of non-communicable diseases, epidemiology of communicable diseases, clinical epidemiology, environmental and occupational epidemiology, and health policy and planning. This ten-week certificate course is built around entirely on-line learning, learner collaboration, project completion, and examinations.
2) INTERNATIONAL HEALTH – 10 credit hours
Each INMED Professional Master’s in International Health learner must successfully complete one of the three Professional Certificate Courses most closely corresponding to their profession:
- INMED Professional Certificate Course in International Medicine & Public Health
- INMED Professional Certificate Course in International Nursing & Public Health
- INMED Professional Certificate Course in International Public Health
Each of these Certificate Courses combines ten weeks of active on-line learning followed by two days of virtual-classroom skill development, and concludes with comprehensive final examinations.
MIH learners who have already completed the Professional Certificate Course in International Medicine and Public Health, International Nursing and Public Health, or International Public Health, within the four calendar years prior to MIH application date will be credited towards MIH requirements.
3) Elective Courses – 6 credit hours
MIH learners will complement and focus their educational experience by selecting for elective credit from INMED Professional Certificate Courses relevant to their career aspirations. Some Professional Certificate Courses, such as Emergency Pandemic Control, are entirely online, while others, including Ultrasound for Primary Care, have both online and in-person sections. MIH elective credits must total at least 6 credit hours. Pleases visit Professional Certificate Courses current listing of course options and the Academic Calendar for offering dates.
4) INTERNATIONAL SERVICE-LEARNING EXPERIENCE – 5 credit hours
Following completion of the above two core Professional Certificate Courses, learners may advance to the international service-learning. This four-week experience consists of pre-departure preparation, a minimum of two weeks on location at an INMED Training Site, and post-experience debriefing and reflective essay. Learners may select from among forty Training Sites in twenty-five nations to choose one most in sync with the learner’s career interests. On location, learners will be supervised by INMED faculty, and responsibilities may include public health analysis, public health research, health system administration, medical and nursing education, and patient care.
MIH participants who have already completed an INMED International Service-Learning experience – as part of a Professional Diploma program – within the four calendar years prior to MIH application date will be credited towards MIH requirements.
5) SCHOLARLY PROJECT – 5 credit hours
Learners will select and proceed with a Scholarly Project relevant to their career interests. An INMED faculty will be assigned to assist each learner in project selection and to guide in project development. Scholarly projects may include original research suitable for publication, a quality improvement project, or composing a literature review. Scholarly projects associated with the learner’s service-learning experience will be given preference.