Over one billion people cross international borders every year. That number is expected to double in 10 years. Yet physicians and nurses are woefully unprepared to practice global medicine. This is the first elearning program in the world to provide clinical instruction on how to practice global medicine.
Viewpoints prepares physicians to treat common infectious and parasitic diseases that originate from outside the U.S. and assists them to distinguish conditions of foreign origin from commonly seen domestic conditions. As a result, Viewpoints teaches providers the new skills that they need to be clinically competent in a globally mobile world.
Six Patient Case Studies
Viewpoints offers six interactive cross-cultural patient case studies. Although each patient has similar presenting symptoms (fever, flu-like conditions) the correct differential diagnosis is radically different in each case. All of the cases provide the very latest in interdisciplinary scholarship. Consequently, each case raises unique medical, legal and cross-cultural issues and offers medical/clinical, legal and cross-cultural advice from experts in the field. (That’s why we call it Viewpoints…)
Each case is designed to simulate a typical patient encounter. Providers will have the opportunity to take a patient’s medical/social/cultural history, conduct a physical examination, order laboratory tests and receive results, and generate a differential diagnosis.
All six cases contain unique communication challenges that could negatively impact patient trust and the medical outcome of the case. Users will encounter Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients, Deaf or Hard of Hearing patients, patients with low levels of functional health literacy and other challenges.
Physician Expert Designed Patient Case Studies
Doctors Patricia F. Walker and William M. Stauffer designed the patient case studies for this course in partnership with Critical Measures. Both of these distinguished physicians are the co-directors of the Department of Medicine’s Global Health Pathways Program at the University of Minnesota.
Minimum System Requirements for Viewpoints
- High-Speed Internet
- Browser: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari
- Minimum Screen Resolution: Mobile 1024 x 768; Desktop: 1280 x 720
- Flash Player Version 9+ (excludes iPhones and iPads, but not iMacs)
- Maximize your browser window (& set zoom at 100%)
- The course can be taken in multiple sittings
- The average time it takes to complete the course is 2 hours
Meets CME State Licensing Requirements for Cultural Competence, Risk Management, Patient Safety, and Medical Ethics.
Connecticut Risk Management
Connecticut Cultural Competence – Started with licensing periods of October 1, 2010.
Massachusetts Risk Management
Pennsylvania Risk Management / Patient Safety
Rhode Island Medical Ethics
Texas Medical Ethics / Professional Responsibility (all physicians)
Learn about volume licensing options.