Global Infodemic Management Course for Healthcare Workers

The course is an initiative of DataLEADS supported by GSK which aims to equip healthcare workers worldwide with key approaches and tools to help them address misinformation about health

Global Infodemic Management Course for Healthcare Workers

The course is aimed to equip healthcare workers worldwide with key approaches and tools to help them to address misinformation about health.

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By the end of this course, you should be able to understand and address health misinformation with key tools and approaches of infodemic management

Empower Others

Develop a framework using the online verification and content moderating strategies applied in the course that can be used to advance your organisation and career

Collaborate Worldwide

Be part of a robust global health fact-checking and infodemic management community helping to strengthen local, regional and global response to misinformation

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Global Infodemic Management Course for Healthcare Workers

The course is developed by DataLEADS in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals for  healthcare workers worldwide

The course is based on six modules
  • The Misinformation Ecosystem
  • Most Common Types of Online Health and Vaccine Misinformation
  • Addressing Misinformation
  • Checking Your Own Biases
  • Information Diet
  • The Infodemic Intervention Toolbox
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Global Infodemic Management Course for Healthcare Workers

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Global Infodemic Management Course for Healthcare Workers

Free

Global Infodemic Management Course for Healthcare Workers

The Tip-Sheets will help healthcare workers with the key concepts and approaches of

  • 870
  • 6
  • 0(0)
Course Duration:

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.

Eligibility Criteria:
Professionals working in the following areas:
  • Doctors
  • Public health workers
  • Hospital administrators
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Vaccinators
  • Medical researchers
  • Consultants

Besides the healthcare professionals the course is open to anyone interested in infodemic management in public health. The course is free of cost. Participants need to

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Course Duration:

The training will consist of six modules and each module will be an on-demand video of 10 to 12 minutes. The on-demand video will have a single anchor for training consistency. The training modules will be developed in English and will have subtitles in Portuguese and Spanish.

Each module is 10-12 minutes long

Eligibility Criteria:
Professionals working in the following areas:
  • Doctors
  • Public health workers
  • Hospital administrators
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Vaccinators
  • Medical researchers
  • Consultants

The course is free of cost but participants need to register on the website.

Course Structure

Module 1
The Misinformation
Ecosystem

What are the key information literacy and infodemic management competencies

Module 2
Deciphering Health
Misinformation

How to decide what is a trustworthy and credible online source

Module 3
Addressing Health
Misinformation

Best practices to protect healthcare workers and patients from misinformation

Module 4
Understanding Human
Biases

How can healthcare workers check their own biases and be fact-warriors

Module 5
Health Information
Diet

Hear expert advice on how to protect patients from misinformation

Module 6
Infodemic Intervention
Toolbox

Key tools and approaches to verify
information

Background

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.

Learning objective

By the end of this course, you should be able to

About GSK

GSK is a global biopharma company with the ambition and purpose to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together. It prioritises innovation in vaccines and specialty medicines, maximising the increasing opportunities to prevent and treat disease. At the heart of it is our R&D focus on the science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologies, and our world-leading capabilities in vaccines and medicines development.

About DataLEADS

DataLEADS has been an active participant in efforts to empower people with information literacy competencies and fact checking tools and approaches. With a proven track record in training thousands of journalists, media educators, public health professionals, students and fact-checkers in more than 10 Indian languages, our work in fact-checking, health literacy and infodemiology training management is globally recognised with a number of awards including the prestigious British Medical Journal Award and Membership Puzzle Project award by the New York University.

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Course duration: Each module is 10-12 minutes long

The training will consist of 6 modules and each module will be an on-demand video of 10 to 12 minutes. The on-demand video will have a single anchor for training consistency. The training modules will be developed in English and will have subtitles in Portuguese and Spanish.

Eligibility criteria:

Professionals working in the following areas:
  • Doctors
  • Public health workers
  • Hospital administrators
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Vaccinators
  • Medical researchers
  • Consultants

The course is free of cost but participants need to register on the website.

Deadline for taking the course -December 31st 2022. Register here to generate login and password:

MEMBERS OF THE CURRICULUM ADVISORY COUNCIL

Gagandeep Kang

Professor in the Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences at the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, India

Chris Zielinski

Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Global Health, University of Winchester

Altaf Lal

President of Global Health and Pharmaceuticals Consulting Inc, USA

Paula Fray

Journalist, Editor, Trainer and Media manager in South Africa

Dr. Anna Blakney

Assistant Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories and School of Biomedical Engineering at UBC

Dr. Gemma Bowsher,

Social Scientist at the Centre for Conflict and Health Research, King’s College London

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Anna Blakney

Why is it important for healthcare community to fight health misinformation

Anna Blakney

If you think back to early 2020, very few scientists knew what an RNA vaccine was, and now billions of people have gotten them. It's no wonder that people have a lot of questions, and the healthcare community is responsible for getting the correct information out there

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Gemma Bowsher

Healthcare communities must fight health misinformation because trusted and truthful information is the universal frontline of effective public health delivery

Gemma Bowsher

Healthcare communities must fight health misinformation because trusted and truthful information is the universal frontline of effective public health delivery

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Altaf Lal

Misinformation on burden and incidence of diseases places individuals and communities in harms way. It does not allow policy makers, physicians....

Altaf Lal

Misinformation on burden and incidence of diseases places individuals and communities in harms way. It does not allow policy makers, physicians, hospitals, and government officials prepare to meet the threats and dangers in an effective and timely manner. We suffer through more infection, disease and deaths. We also suffer by its impact on economic development, especially in emerging and developing economies.

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Chris Zielinski

Why is it important for healthcare community to fight health misinformation?

Chris Zielinski

Health is an information-intensive sector: healthcare is based on extensive data collection, information management and knowledge utilization at all levels. Knowledge is the enemy of disease. The application of what we know has a bigger impact than any drug or technology. Consequently, bad information can only cause and amplify bad health

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