July 2013 - Training Resources Bulletin

AIHA Training Resources Bulletin

Supporting Access to the Latest Professional Online Resources

July 2013

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JSI e-LearningJSI e-Learning

John Snow, Inc., and its nonprofit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., are public health management consulting and research organizations dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. JSI e-Learning offers courses commissioned by its clients and developed by John Snow, Inc. and JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. If you are new to JSI e-Learning, please click "Create new account" , it will take e few minutes. Choose from available courses: Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Media In Response to HIV, Adolescent Brain, Logistics and others.

URL: http://elearning.jsi.com/

Global Health e-Learning Short CoursesGlobal Health e-Learning Short Courses

Global Health Epidemiology has been created to support collaboration and capacity building in the practice of epidemiology globally.

It is a professional network for researchers running epidemiology studies in the field of Global Health for the sharing of knowledge, methods and tools. E-learning short courses are designed to cover every step, process, and issue that needs to be understood in order to conduct a high quality clinical study. These courses should take about 45 minutes to complete and a certificate is issued on completion.

Every course is written to be globally applicable, so for all diseases and all regions. They are also highly pragmatic and adaptable. Each course is carefully researched to provide up to date and high quality material that is peer reviewed and regularly reviewed and updated.

These courses are built through the support and partnership of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World-Wide Antimalarial Resistance Network and The East African Consortium for Clinical Research.

Courses in English:

  • Introduction to Clinical Research
  • ICH Good Clinical Practice Course
  • Setting the Research Question
  • The Research Protocol: Part one
  • The Research Protocol: Part two
  • Data Safety Monitoring Boards for African Clinical Trials
  • Introduction to Consent
  • Introduction to Data Management For Clinical Research Studies
  • Introduction to Collecting and Reporting Adverse Events in Clinical Research

URL: http://globalhealthepidemiology.tghn.org/elearning-centre/elearning-short-courses/

JHSPH Open CoursewareTraining Methods and Continuing Education for Health Workers

OpenCourseWare makes JHSPH course materials used in the teaching of actual courses freely and openly available on the web. You may share and adapt the materials on OCW under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike license.

This course in Training Methods and Continuing Education for Health Workers identifies the role of training and continuing education as an important component of health service and personnel management. Participants will be guided through the steps of planning training and continuing education activities for a range of health workers from managers to village volunteers.

The course draws on real life examples from community-directed onchocerciasis control, village health worker programs, and patent medicine vendor training programs, to name a few.

As a final project, participants will prepare a training plan that includes needs assessment instruments, procedures for involving the trainees in their own learning, instructional objectives, appropriate learning methods and delivery modes, resource and budget needs, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and follow-up supervision.

URL: http://ocw.jhsph.edu/index.cfm/go/viewCourse/course/TrainingMethodsContinuingEducation/coursePage/index/

eCancereCancer Educational Modules

ecancer is an oncology channel committed to improving cancer communication and education with the goal of optimising patient care and outcomes. By using the latest technologies ecancer works closely with leading figures in oncology to inform and educate the global cancer community.

The elearning education modules have been produced in association with the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care and are part of an initiative funded by the BMS Foundation’s Bridging Cancer Care programme which aims to eliminate disparities in cancer treatment between Central and Eastern Europe and EU 15 countries by building healthcare capacity, training healthcare workers and increasing patient awareness, screening and treatment.

Available in Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian and English.

URL: http://ecancer.org/education/education.php


Supporting the Social Service Workforce: Tools for Attracting and Retaining Workers in Underserved Areas

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 9:00 a.m. EDT

Hosted by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, this event is part of the Social Service Workforce Webinar Series. Supporting the social service workforce is, in many ways, the most neglected component of social service workforce strengthening. What attracts, retains, and satisfies health workers and teachers is not very different from what attracts, retains and satisfies social service workers. Many of the tools, resources and initiatives used to increase retention and improve job satisfaction of workers in other fields can be applied to the social service workforce. During this webinar, you will hear from two colleagues engaged in efforts to attract and retain health workers, particularly in rural and disadvantaged communities.

Dr. Carmen Dolea, of the Health Systems Policies and Workforce division of the World Health Organization, will discuss global recommendations for increasing access to health workers in remote and rural areas through improved retention .
Wanda Jaskiewicz, CapacityPlus senior team leader, global leadership and health workforce effectiveness, will present on the use of the Rapid Retention Survey Toolkit in Laos to help determine the relative importance health workers place on different job characteristics and predict their decisionmaking about job postings.

URL: http://www.capacityplus.org/ supporting-the-social-service-workforce  


Health IT Workforce Development Curriculum ComponentsHealth IT Workforce Development Curriculum Components

This innovative set of teaching materials is now in use by thousands of instructors and students around the world. You too can become part of this movement to train the health IT workforce and improve the delivery of healthcare.

Set up a new account to gain access to the materials. To begin this process, click the 'Create new account' link, located beneath the Username/Password fields.

URL: http://www.onc-ntdc.org/  



Szoter is a free online tool for annotating images. This tool will help you capture images, change it’s shape and size, adjust colours ,add text, crop and scale, make outlines and help you save into the disk. No login nor registration required.

URL: http://szoter.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.

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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.

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