The training consists of six modules and each module is an on-demand video of 10 to 12 minutes. The on-demand video has a single anchor for training consistency. The training modules are developed in English and have subtitles in Portuguese and Spanish.
Professionals working in the following areas:
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unprecedented challenge to the public health domain. It has not only led to the spread of the virus globally, but also resulted in the proliferation of misinformation in the form of “Infodemic”. With the upsurge of false and misleading information the healthcare workers and professionals have been confronted with daunting challenges. Health misinformation has serious consequences for society as it leads to undesirable and risk-taking behaviours. It erodes trust in the public healthcare system, leads people to fall for false preventive measures, encourages them to try unsubstantiated and unscientific therapies – all of which could lead them to harm and put their lives at risk. There is a critical and impending need to make collaborative efforts to overcome these risks. Read More
Addressing the ‘infodemic’ requires strengthening the public health response and improving the information ecosystem management to build resilience to health misinformation. There is a critical need to adopt countermeasures and make the infodemic management an essential component of 21st century health discourse.
This self-paced training course is to equip healthcare workers with necessary skills such as critical thinking, understanding human biases and learning fact checking tools to prebunk and debunk misinformation in the healthcare domain. It will also empower healthcare workers with best practice approaches and tools to help them deal with misinformation, and educate people who are influenced by unscientific claims and fake news about health, medicine and vaccination.
Renowned Microbiologist and Virologist, Professor at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Assistant Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories and School of Biomedical Engineering at UBC, Canada
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