This Humanism in Health and Healthcare introductory course provides foundational theoretical and practical knowledge and skills, as well as an opportunity to plan (with locally and globally available peers and mentors) humanistic strategies, and practice humanistic techniques to assist patients in achieving positive health behavior changes. All parts of this training are free, including registration, learning, testing, and a certificate of completion. This course is intended for physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals in training and in practice.
This Humanism in Health and Healthcare course was developed in partnership with the Oakland University — William Beaumont School of Medicine and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Like all NextGenU.org courses, it is competency-based, using competencies from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
The course developers are Jason Adam Wasserman, Ph.D., and Stephen Loftus, Ph.D.; additional content creators are Ashley Inez Garzaniti, MSIV; Nathan Loudon, MSIV; Matthew Drogowski, MD; Dorothy Levine, MD; Lesley Miller, MD; and Hedy S. Wald, Ph.D.
There are 13 modules to complete, which provide:
Approximate time for completion of this course is 32 hours at an average reading rate of 144 words/minute.
The course requires completion of all required peer activities. At the end of each lesson, there is a practice quiz. At the end of the course, after you’ve completed each lesson, quiz, and activity, you’ll have access to a final exam, and a chance to assess the training. Once you’ve passed that last test, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from NextGenU.org and our course’s co-sponsoring organizations (listed above). We keep all of your personal information confidential, never sell any of your information, and only use anonymized data for research purposes, and we are also happy to report your testing information and share your work with anyone (your school, employer, etc.) at your request. We hope that you will find this a rewarding learning experience, and we count on your feedback to help us improve this training for future students.
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You may browse this course for free to learn for your personal enrichment; there are no requirements.
To obtain a degree co-sponsored with NextGenU.org, registrants must be enrolled in a degree program as a student of a NextGenU.org institutional partner. If you think that your institution might be interested in offering a degree with NextGenU.org contact us.
We hope that you will find this a rewarding learning experience, and we count on your assessment and feedback to help us improve this training for future students.