Continuing medical education online

At the Centre for Continuing Professional Development we continue to successfully adapt and deliver short courses online. Medical courses have been particularly well received and at times have become more interactive as a result of the new delivery format which has enabled a wider audience to benefit from Imperial’s invaluable expertise. Last month, after a year’s hiatus the Introduction to Mathematical Models of the Epidemiology & Control of Infectious Diseases course was delivered with the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. The course, which has been taking place at St Mary’s Medical School since 1990 was delivered entirely online for the first time. Taught by leading researchers who advise policy-makers internationally including Prof Sir Roy Anderson FRS FMedSci and Prof Neil Ferguson OBE FMedSci, the course covered “At the Centre for Continuing Professional Development we continue to successfully adapt and deliver short courses online.”
8 highly topical subjects including HIV, TB, malaria, Ebola, pandemic influenza, health economics, vaccination programmes, and stochastic models. Participants attended from across the globe from as far wide as Japan, Malawi and Colombia to name but a few.In October, we have also delivered courses in medical ethics, medico-legal skills, and research development for healthcare workers. Many of these courses have had to be redesigned without compromising the quality of content or teaching. This has been a valuable learning curve for the Centre although we look forward to delivering some face-to-face courses again in the future!
By Stephen Godfrey

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