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Online Training Courses

Below are links to other e-learning resources that are available on-line either free or at low cost. We recommend these resources as they help to support and enhance clinical research. Although many are disease specific their content is often adaptable:

Pharma Lessons offer several free online training courses in the form of short presentations, prepared for the pharmaceutical & biotech industry. Currently on offer are Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training, Good Distribution Practice (GDP) Training, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Training and Good Pharmacovigilance Practice (GVP) Training.http://www.pharmalessons.com
The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research in collaboration with the Oxford Maternal & Perinatal Health Institute have developed two online training courses:The evidence-based management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia: http://www.gfmer.ch/SRH-Course-2010/pre-eclampsia-University-of-Oxford/index.htmThe evidence-based management of postpartum haemorrhage:http://www.gfmer.ch/omphi/pph/course.htm
NIH clinical research training online. This training is freely available online and is very comprehensive. However, it is focussed to clinical trials in the United States and so may not be applicable in all regions:http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/training/crt.html
Pharma School has some free training content:http://www.pharmaschool.co/
USAID have a Global Health eLearning Centre giving online training on specific disease topics including ‘Introduction to Mobile Technology for Health‘:http://www.globalhealthlearning.org/login.cfm
This is a free online course on statistics for clinical trials:http://onlinestatbook.com/index.html
John Hopkins Bloomburg School of Public Health offer these free online disease-related courses:http://ocw.jhsph.edu/
The HINARI ‘Access to Research in Health’ Programme was set up by WHO together with major publishers to enable developing countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of biomedical and health literature.  Access is free or at a reduced cost for eligible countrieshttp://www.healthinternetwork.org/
The Wellcome Trust offer advanced training courses and scientific conferences.  For these they provide limited bursaries for non-commercial applicants to cover up to 100% of the course fee.  Funding is also  available to assist with travel costs.http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Education-resources/Courses-and-conferences/index.htm
The ‘Training and Resources in Research Ethics Evaluation’ (TRREE) website offers completely open access and free of charge basic training modules on research ethics and regulation.  The learning material is currently available in English, French, German and Portuguese.http://elearning.trree.org/
Working To Empower is a non-profit and non-governmental organization working to empower sustainable, community-based change.  The website provides a range of free articles, videos and resources in a wide variety of languages.http://www.workingtoempower.org/index.php?lang=en
The Health Education and Training Programme (HEAT) provide free courses which are designed for healthcare workers studying in sub-Saharan Africahttp://www8.open.ac.uk/africa/heat/heat-resources.
The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to enhance reliability and value of medical research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research studies. The EQUATOR Network produce resources, education and training relating to the reporting of health research and use of reporting guidelines.http://www.equator-network.org/
The University of Alabama School of Medicine have produced multiple training materials for basic biostatics concepts and tools. All modules are free and availible as video, Powerpoint and PDF:http://statcourse.dopm.uab.edu/Coursematerial.htm
The Association of Schools of Public Health provide a free, open access course on Ethics and Public Health: Model Curriculumhttp://www.asph.org/document.cfm?page=782
The People’s Open Access Education Initiative (Peoples-uni) is helping to build international Public Health capacity using Internet-based e-learning at a greatly reduced cost:http://peoples-uni.org/
The Global Health Reviewers e-learning page contains links to a wide range of independent courses for committee members who review research for ethics committees, review boards or regulatory committees, or for those developing protocols for review:http://globalhealthreviewers.tghn.org/elearning/
Coursera provide several courses in Health and Society and Medical Ethics. these courses are on a scheduled basis and only availible at certain dates throughout the year:https://www.coursera.org/category/health
The University of Southampton have developed an eLearning portal dedicated to nutrition and public health nutrition learning:https://www.som.soton.ac.uk/learn/test/nutrition/Default.asp
The University of the Western Cape and the Multi-disciplinary University Traditional Health Initiative (MUTHI) have combined to produce excellent courses for Clinical trials in herbal medicine. To register for free please visit:http://muthi.uwc.ac.za/
The University of Sheffield offers three new health related courses through Blackboard’s CourseSites platfor. These courses can be accessed via Blackboards massive open online courses (MOOCs):https://scharrmoocs.coursesites.com/?goback=.gde_120372_member_244510837
Consortium of Universities fo Global Health (CUGH) offers a bi – weekly feature: a case – series from rural Uganda called “Reasoning without Resources”.The target audience is clinicians practicing in low resource settings, medicine and family medicine residents, and senior medical students with an interest in clinical global health.http://www.cugh.org/resources/case-studies-reasoning-without-resources
Knowledge for Health provide many resources aimed at improving access to and sharing of global, regional, and country-specific public health knowledge, particularly about family planning and reproductive healthhttp:http://www.k4health.org/resources
MPH Programs have curated resources featuring over 140+ internship opportunities, 200+ free online public health courses including many on Epidemiology, chronic & infectious diseases as well as the most in demand jobs & careers:
Clinical Trials Network provide a free online Good Clinical Practice training course. The Good Clinical Practice (GCP) online training consists of 12 modules. Each module discusses a specific GCP standard. General conduct of research standards are also presented:http://gcp.nihtraining.com/login.php?lo=true
The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute offer an online diagnostic medical parasitology training course complete with a virtual microscope entitled Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Parasitology for both Protozoa and Helminths:http://www.parasite-diagnosis.ch/

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