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Online Seminars
I-TECH HIV/AIDS Clincial Seminar Series
Twice monthly, live, 1 hour distance learning sessions for health care workers treating HIV/AIDS in Africa, the Caribbean and India. Experts present on a variety of advanced care, comprehensive management, and treatment topics to several countries around the globe. Archived sessions available on website with creation of login. Free.
Africa Teledermatology Project
Provides teledermatology consultation services, live discussions on diagnosis and management of patients with skin diseases, and links to educational resources and African dermatologic curriculum. Free.
Harvard University HIV Online Provider Education (HOPE) online conference series
Twice a month live, webcast discussions of issues relevant to the care of HIV+ patients in resource-scarce settings. Also provide nurse seminar. Free.
Johns Hopkins University Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE)
Offer distance learning through online courses, a website, and live and pre-recorded webcasts. Free.
Infectious Disease Grand Rounds
HIV Clinical Care Discussions in Ethiopia
HIV Clinical Care Discussions in India
Réseau en Afrique Francophone pour la Télémédecine (RAFT)
Weekly live webcasts in French aimed at health practitioners in 15 French speaking African countries. Also have English webcasts aimed at English speaking African countries. Covers a broad range of health topics from programmatic to public health to clinical. Free.
University of Washington Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) HIV and STD Webcasts
Archived seminars cover topics related to AIDS and STD research. Free.
Online Self Study Courses
Courses and materials in this section can be downloaded and accessed by individuals and do not require enrollment in a course, although some sites require users to register (for free) and some offer certificates.
Training in management of health service institutions. Available in French, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Free.
Emergency Contraception (EC) for Conflict Affected Settings: eLearning Module
Self instructional module that provides basic information about EC to increase knowledge, better assess clients' needs, and promote awareness within conflict-affected communities.Available online and on CD-ROM. Available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Pashto, and Burmese. Free.
EngenderHealth Online Courses
Offers a nine module course in infection prevention for health workers in resource low settings as well as a three mini-courses in Sexuality and Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and HIV and AIDS. Available online, for download or CD-ROM. Some are offered in Spanish. Free.
International AIDS Society- United States (IAS) Cases on the Web (COW)
Over 40 interactive web based cases related to HIV. Focus is on US. Free.
Johns Hopkins University Point of Care Information Technology (POC-IT) Center Website
An online resource for clinicians treating HIV patients that includes an electronic evidence-based clinical decision support guide intended for use at the bedside in primary and specialty care clinical settings or for continuing education and rapidly updating knowledge. Information can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device. Free.
HIV Guide A comprehensive HIV guide that includes the latest information on HIV diagnosis, drugs, management and pathogens.
Antibiotic Guide A resource for diagnosing, managing and treating infectious diseases.
Continuing Medical Education Center Interactive multi-media programs featuring an expert giving a one hour lecture. There are also 15 minute web-based CME activities (called CME POC-IT). For US clinicians although activities are archived and can be used for continuing education.
Medicine Online: Optimal Management of HIV/AIDS Therapy Cases and Videos
A three-part continuing medical education series with videotaped interviews with three US clinicians and interactive patient case studies.
Minimal Initial Service Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health in Crisis Situations: eLearning Module
A self-instructional learning module that helps to increase knowledge of priority reproductive health services to initiate at the onset of a crisis. Module includes chapter quizzes and post-test. Available online and on CD-ROM. Available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Bahasa, and Russian. Free.
National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) Online STD Case Study Series
8 web based cases to diagnose, treat and manage patients with, or at risk for, STIs. Designed for US-based clinicians. Free; must create login.
PEPFAR eLearning Center Online Modules
A technical resource for professionals working in the field of HIV/AIDS. Online courses on data quality, HIV/AIDS surveillance, and M&E framework for HIV/AIDS programs. Free; must create login.
University of California, San Francisco: HIV InSite Online Clinical Case Library
Contains 7 original patient case studies describing clinical observations related to HIV care and treatment in resource-limited settings.
University of California, San Francisco and Francis J. Curry National TB Center Online TB/HIV Course
An hour long, interactive, case-based online course on the transmission, pathogenesis, epidemiology, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of TB and HIV-1 coinfection, including information on treatment of latent tuberculosis infection and treatment of active tuberculosis disease in the presence of protease inhibitors.
USAID Global Health E-learning Center
29 online short courses on topics ranging from HIV/AIDS, infectious disease, MCH, pediatrics, and program management. Free; must create login.
Online Enrollment Courses
Courses and materials in this section require enrollment or registration and usually offer a certificate. Some use a combination of distance learning and other modalities.
Global Campus 21 Online Courses
Online courses related to HIV and health-related topics; also incorporates face-to-face workshops. Cost varies.
HIV [e]Foundation Blended Learning Courses
12 week computer-based self-study modules are given to students on USB memory sticks to train healthcare workers across 9 resource restricted countries on ART, Pediatric HIV and TB. In English, Portuguese, French, Thai, Spanish.
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Open CourseWare
Courses on infectious diseases, biostatistics, public health, global health, MCH, and nutrition. Free.
John Hopkins University School of Public Health Online Courses
Offer a variety of short and long online courses in public health. Some courses use a mix of on-site sessions and distance learning. Includes a Distance Learning Master of Public Health degree
University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education: E-learning Certification Programme in Global Health
An interactive, online training programme for health professionals practicing in Africa to support good clinical practice. Focus is on malaria, TB and HIV.
University of Washington Northwest Center for Public Health Practice Online Courses
Online continuing education courses for U.S. public health professionals. Materials are also available on CD-ROM. Topics include epidemiology, data analysis, and M&E frameworks. Free.
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Offers 4 separate courses with multiple offerings each during the year. Some offered in multiple languages (French, Portuguese). Price varies.
World Health Organization (WHO) eLearning Tool: ICATT (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Computerized Adaptation and Training Tool)
The tool allows adaptation of the generic IMCI guidelines at national and sub-national levels to a variety of training approaches.
World Health Organization (WHO) Distance Learning Programme in Blood Transfusion Safety
Online resource manual that includes information for self-study and updating as well as instruction on how to incorporate the manual into a distance training program. Available in English, French and Spanish. Free.
Correspondence Courses
African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
10 print-based correspondance courses on clinical topics such as child health, MCH, mental health, community health, infectious diseases, and non-communicable diseases. Also have an eLearning course for nurses. Cost.
Additional Resources
National Network STD/HIV Training Resources
Offers online courses, web-based case studies and webcasts related to STIs. Free.
U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Training Network (PHTN)
Offers webcasts, podcasts and satellite broadcasts on various cutting edge clinical and public health topics. Free.
World Health Organization (WHO) Distance Learning Resources
Provides list of on-line and distance based learning opportunities both short and long courses.
Online Instructional Videos