Global Infodemic Management Course for Healthcare Workers

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

Get Trained

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 organization 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

Global Infodemic Management Course
for Healthcare Workers

Free

Global Infodemic Management Course for Healthcare Workers

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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

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

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 Register here:

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Two hours to complete the course
10-12 minutes for each module
Subtitles
Shareable Certificate
Earn a certificate upon completion
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

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

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

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