mHealth – Mobile Phones for Public Health online certificate course


30th March to 24th April 2015, online course by TechChange

Mobile technologies and networks are increasingly expanding in their sophistication and capacity, and new applications are enhancing the ways in which individuals interact and engage in transactions – resulting in widespread systems disruption. In global health, mobile technologies are beginning to show improvements in access to health services and information, quality of care, and efficiency, yielding time and cost savings in addressing Ebola and other emerging infectious diseases, meeting the information and learning needs of frontline healthworkers, maternal and child health, HIV and AIDS, malaria, TB, universal access to health care, and other health issues. Increasingly, Ministries of Health, industry, NGOs, and various bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors and organizations are looking toward mobile phones as a critical element within their strategies for improving health outcomes and well-being. Many have expressed great interest in becoming better informed consumers and implementers of mHealth.

To support this demand, TechChange is pleased to announce its 5th four-week online certificate course on mHealth: Mobile Phones for Public Health. The course will start on March 30 and goes on till April 20 with unlimited access to the course for an additional 4 months.

The course is based on the increasing importance of and interest in the topic of mobile health (mHealth) as well as the need to develop more skills and exchange of best practices among practitioners in the sector.

The Mobile Phones for Public Health course will examine how mobile technologies are revolutionizing approaches to patient care and management, point-of-care support for health workers, health education, diagnostics, and supply chain management and logistics. Through case studies, guest expert interviews, multimedia tutorials, interactive exercises, and live demonstrations of tools, participants will explore delivery mechanisms, such as interactive voice recognition (IVR), SMS (text message) communication programs, smartphone applications, and health information systems for data collection and management.

The course aims to present a broad range of perspectives on mHealth, including those from governments, the private sector, academia, NGOs, and bilateral and multi-lateral organizations and donors from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Course Topics
– Week 1: Introduction to mHealth
– Week 2: Strengthening health systems
– Week 3: Moving towards citizen-centered health
– Week 4: The future of mHealth

Course Methodology
– This course is delivered entirely online over a period of four weeks.
– This course features several live interactive expert presentations each week with leading practitioners, software developers, academics, and donors.
– Every live event is recorded and archived for you to watch later.
– This course also features a unique hands-on learning environment with animated videos, technology demos, practical activities, networking events, office hours, participant presentations, immersive simulations, and more.
– TechChange recommends budgeting a minimum commitment of 5-7 hours per week and scheduling time for the course around your existing obligations.
– Participants will have access to all course content for at least 4 months after course completion so the material can be completed and revisited later.

Course Price
$395 if application and payment is submitted by March 6th, 2015
$445 if application and payment is submitted by March 13, 2015
$495 if application and payment is submitted by start of course.

Find more details on mHealth – Mobilde Phones for Public Health on the website of TechChange.
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