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Virtual Student Mobility Programme: School of Pharmacy – IMU & GITAM University, India

Participating Universities
– GITAM University, India
– International Medical University (IMU)
– Others

Organiser: School of Pharmacy (IMU) and GITAM University, India

Programme Date: 5 – 19 December 2022

Registration Deadline: Sunday, 27 November 2022 by 5:00 pm

Note: Certificate of attendance will be provided if you attend 80% (6 out of 7) of the sessions

 

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    MOOC on Tobacco Cessation: Basic Skills Course for Tobacco Cessation: A Guide For Healthcare Providers

    Organiser: School of Dentistry
    Target Audience: Public
    Registration Fees:
    FREE
    Platform: www.openlearning.com
    Duration:
    FlexibleMOOC on Tobacco Cessation Basic Skills Course for Tobacco Cessation A Guide For Health Care Providers

    This course is a collaborative project between International Medical University, Malaysia, and Dalhousie University, Canada. Expert contributions in this course are from Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health, A.T. Still University, USA, and Université Laval, Quebec, Canada.

    If you are a health care provider, an undergraduate or a postgraduate or an academician or a clinician; who wants to be empowered in offering help to their patients then this is the course for you!

    This course will take you through the tobacco epidemic and understanding of tobacco use disorder. You will also learn about the health consequences of smoking and the benefits of quitting it. This information would be very useful to share when you offer help to your patients. You will also learn about various tobacco cessation interventions currently used to help people who want to quit smoking. Motivational Interviewing (MI) for health care providers treating tobacco dependency is also an essential component of this course. You will be able to learn about pharmacological therapy options for treating tobacco dependency and when it is needed. Through this course you will be guided on how to work on the quit plan and how can you help people to stay smoke-free.

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    MOOC Travel Medicine

    Organiser: School of Medicine
    Target Audience:

    Registration Fees: FREE
    Platform: www.openlearning.com

    This is a collaboration between the National University of Ireland Galway in the Republic of Ireland, and the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Although 11,000 km apart, both our institutions share a common interest in the health needs of people who cross international boundaries (hereafter known as ‘travellers’). We are fascinated by people’s motivation for travel. After all, we don’t all travel for holidays or work. There are many kinds of travellers, and travel itineraries are as variable as the travel destinations.


    What is Travel Medicine?

    Travel medicine is an interdisciplinary field of healthcare whose aim is to apply an understanding of traveller psychology and travel health risks to protect individual travellers from illness and death. Many doctors who practise travel medicine have a background in infectious diseases, general internal medicine, general practice, public health medicine, or occupational medicine. Nurse practitioners play a prominent role in delivering travel health services in some countries, including Ireland and the United Kingdom. Pharmacists are also involved in aspects of travel health practice.


    Travel Medicine MOOC

    This course is aimed at undergraduate healthcare students from across the globe. We know that travel medicine, being only about 40 years old, has not become part of undergraduate medical curricula, except in a few institutions where an academic has a strong interest in the specialty (please see our background article from Journal of Travel Medicine below). This leaves the graduating doctor exposed when he/she is faced with either returned travellers arriving ill at emergency departments and in primary care surgeries, or with individuals who seek pre-travel health advice in relation to a forthcoming trip abroad. We hope that this MOOC will plug this undergraduate gap and inspire some students to even consider travel medicine as part of their own careers in the future.

    Remember that this is an introductory course. We may offer an intermediate and an advanced option in the future, but we will start small and evaluate our learners’ impressions of this introductory course before we expand it. We want you to really enjoy learning about travel medicine. It is one of the most exciting and dynamic fields of medical practice. Please share your ideas with me and with the other learners. We are all here to learn from each other.

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    Learning Outcomes

    1. Describe the role of the travel medicine practitioner
    2. Comment on global travel trends
    3. Relate the key elements of travel risk assessment
    4. Summarise the major travel-related infectious diseases
    5. Outline an approach to travel vaccination
    6. Provide basic pre-travel health advice
    7. Understand the needs of special groups of travellers
    8. Discuss issues relating to illness in travellers


    Assessment Methods and Types

    The course is divided into 5 Units, each one of which is subdivided into 4 Themes. The course, therefore, comprises 20 Themes, each of which should take approximately 1 hour of your learning time. We expect that completing the quizzes in each Unit and the optional end-of-course assessment will take an additional 5 hours. Some learners will manage to complete the course in less than 25 hours.

     

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    Research Methodology (2 credits)

    Organiser: School of Pharmacy
    Target Audience:
    Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students
    Registration Fees:

    1. With Credits (applicable for credit transfer with assessments): RM 2500
    2. Without Credits (only general feedback will be provided for assignments): RM 1800

    Platform: Microsoft Teams
    Duration:
    80 hours

    This course introduces the research methodologies in medical and health sciences. It covers the proven methods of data acquisition, data interpretation, statistical analysis, professionalism, and ethics in research, and best practices. It provides training in writing the research proposal and scientific manuscript.


    Learning Outcomes

    1. Define research methodologies in the medical and health sciences
    2. Define regulations and guidelines related to the conduct of research
    3. Discuss research ethics
    4. Write a research proposal
    5. Conduct basic statistical analysis, and
    6. Write a scientific manuscript


    Assessment Methods and Types

    Credit transfer option

    For participants who opt for credit transfer, it is compulsory to submit the scientific writing for assessment. Marks will be given for both proposal presentation and scientific writing.

    1. Research proposal presentation (40%)
    2. Scientific writing (60%)

      Important Notes

      1. Students are required to have a personal laptop with SPSS software.
      2. This course will focus on scientific writing in English and all the training sessions will be conducted in English. Therefore, basic English communication skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing) are expected from students.
      3. Workshops will be conducted to facilitate hands-on learning. These workshops focus on skills that enable life-long learning as well as provide a platform for peer learning. Thus, active participation in the workshops is critical to master the skills in reading and writing research publications.
      4. Feedback will be provided for the presentation and scientific writing.

       

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