January 2013 - Training Resources Bulletin

AIHA Training Resources Bulletin
Supporting Access to the Latest Professional Online Resources

January 2013


Increasing Patient Access to Pain Medicines Around the World: A Framework to Improve National Policies that Govern Drug Distribution

Increasing Patient Access to Pain MedicinesDescription: University of Wisconsin Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center. Madison, Wisconsin, 2008. The course has 7 lessons, each with required readings. The content presented in each lesson builds on the content from previous lessons. Content presented in later lessons is presented in such a way that presumes the user has been introduced to concepts from earlier lessons and readings. Therefore, lessons must be completed in order. Uninterrupted connectivity to the Internet is paramount for the submission of quizzes. Lessons are available for download in PDF format to enable the user to read them off-line.

This is a self-paced course that can be taken at the convenience of the learner. The course should take between 10 and 12 hours to complete. After reading the lesson, the user will be directed to the corresponding quiz. The quizzes are drawn from the material in the lesson and from the required readings. Upon completion, the user will 'submit' each quiz, which will then notify of the user's score.

Access: Free. This is a non-credit course and does not provide credit toward a degree program or continuing professional education credits. However, users wishing to earn a certificate must attain a score of 80% or higher on each of the quizzes and also provide their Full Name and Email in the appropriate boxes

URL: https://uwmadison.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aVicN7U4DTkuaiM


MyCMEDescription: Online hub for digital CME and CE courses developed by Haymarket Medical Education. Free online CME/CE/CEU and CPD courses for Physicians, General Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.

It offers credible, rigorous, certified CME/CE programs through ACCME-accredited providers, makes it easy for users to find courses pertinent to their specific clinical interests, with search capabilities organized by Disease, Specialty, and Profession. Provides instant grading of tests and issuance of certificates for CME/CE credit.

Access: Registration required. myCME application is now also free to all healthcare professionals on Apple and Android mobile phones and tablet computers so you can complete your continuing medical education when away from your office or home computer.

URL: http://www.mycme.com/

CDC Learning Connection Quick Learn Lessons

Quick Learn LessonsDescription: From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This page provides public health-related learning products and activities that take 20 minutes or less to complete. Products are also accessible from your mobile device, so you can learn on the go. Quick Learn lessons help you develop basic public health knowledge and skills in specific areas through interactivity and practice. Listen to public health-related podcasts on your computer or download them and listen to information on your mobile device. Training Videos are from a variety of sources, including TED Talks and CDC’s YouTube channel, CDCStreamingHealth.

Access: Free

URL: http://www.cdc.gov/learning/quick_learns.html

Prevention Courses from SAMHSA

Prevention Courses from SAMHSADescription: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness. Some courses are meant for professionals and have continuing education credits available. Other courses are designed to provide helpful information to members of the general public interested in prevention topics.

Access: Free


The Individual and Scholarly Networks

The Individual and Scholarly Network Research TrendsDescription: A virtual seminar from Research Trends and the Elsevier Labs. Collaborative platforms and social networking websites are becoming  popular with scientists and researchers around the world: scholars can connect between institutions, countries and disciplines easily, faster and better than ever before.

"The Individual and Scholarly Networks" will explore two aspects of this phenomenon; firstly, how the connections are forming, and how attitudes may change to adapt to the new environment, and, secondly, how connections can be evaluated, nuanced and measured.

Access: Free, but registration is required. You can register for either session independently, or for both sessions at once

URL: http://reedelsevier.reg.meetingstream.com/researchtrends_elsevierlabs/


Building Leadership for Health

Building Leadership for HealthDescription: The Building Leadership for Health program was first developed in the UK by a team at a major international consulting firm. The authors developed and adapted the materials to provide training in public health management and leadership for countries joining the European Union, including the Czech Republic, Hungary and Lithuania.

Later to advise the WHO on aspects of its own leadership program they adapted the materials for this purpose.

Then they worked with the Aga Khan Foundation and 5 East African Universities on an EU funded program to develop a common curriculum for Nurse Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice in East Africa.

On the web-site you can find materials that you can use for delivering training to your students: PowerPoint presentations for all 10 modules, links to other resources and programs to support health leadership development.

The full course consists of 10 modules each of which may have several elements, but you may wish to select the items of greatest interest to your students:

  • Leadership and Management Development in Health
  • Leading Change and Innovation for Heath
  • Leading Community Engagement for Health
  • Leading Information and Communications for Health
  • Leading Knowledge Management for Health
  • Leading Negotiations and responses to Globalization for Health
  • Leading Health Finance and economics
  • Leading Project Management for Health
  • Leading Strategic and Business Planning for Health
  • Guide to Mentoring and Coaching in Health

Access: Free

Global Health Media Project

Global Health Media ProjectDescription: Global Health Media Project was founded to put practical, life-saving knowledge into the hands of healers at the point of care. An open access Web library of high-quality videos-true to conditions in low-resource settings and effectively compressed for playback on a variety of mobile devices-which will meet the needs of frontline health workers in a simple, accessible, and cost-effective way.

Videos can be used online or offline. Video viewing can occur via a range of devices including video-capable phones, computers, laptops, and PDAs depending on the technology available at training facilities or by individual health workers. The newborn care series provides frontline health workers with visual clinical guidelines for training and review in the clinic setting.

Access: Free

URL: http://globalhealthmedia.org/newborn/videos/



Training CheckDescription: It is designed to be easy to use by anyone who needs to evaluate training:

  • 18 ready-to-use evaluations or create your own
  • Extensive library of optimized evaluation questions 
  • Based on latest, user-friendly Kirkpatrick ROE Evaluation Model

TrainingCheck lets you choose how to collect evaluation feedback:

  • Send links by email
  • Add results from paper-based evaluations
  • Embed links into web pages

All evaluations can be fully customized to your requirements: Create new evaluations and templates, Design new questions using 16 question types.

Access: Free version available.

URL: http://www.trainingcheck.com/


About the AIHA Training Resources Bulletin

The Training Resources Bulletin is distributed free of charge as a service of the American International Health Alliance’s Learning Resources Project (LRP) thanks to the generous support of the American people through the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The Learning Resources Project is implemented through AIHA’s HIV/AIDS Twinning Center Program, which is funded through a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The Training Resources Bulletin is intended to assist institutions and individuals who are seeking online training options in the field of medicine, public health, social work, and related topics. Information in the Bulletin is obtained from various international organizations and presented as a service to AIHA’s LRP mailing list subscribers. AIHA is not responsible for the actual content of resources cited, nor the accuracy of information presented on these sites.


If you plan to redistribute this document or post it on another Web site, we request that it be posted in full, without alteration, and that credit is given to the American International Health Alliance as the source of the document.

The Training Resources Bulletin is compiled by Irina Ibraghimova, PhD, Library and Information Management Specialist at HealthConnect International (www.healthconnect-intl.org). The contents are the responsibility of AIHA and do not necessarily reflect the views of PEPFAR, HRSA, or the United States Government.

If you have a suggestion for a training package, or would like to contribute information about Internet resources, please contact ibra[at]zadar.net.


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