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This page list I-TECH e-learning resources designed to improve the quality of health care in resource limited settings.


I-TECH is increasingly integrating e-learning into our training programs. In some cases, the e-learning modules we develop are proprietary, or contain copyright elements that cannot be shared. Whenever possible, however, we develop materials that can be shared broadly, and/or are Creative Commons-licensed.

Those materials are listed here.


Clinical Education Modules

I-TECH's online Clinical Education Modules were launched in May 2012. These modules, designed for mid-level health care providers in resource-limited settings, are available online for learners worldwide. The topics and speakers are varied, but each module typically presents cutting-edge research and thinking from university-based clinicians. The modules include a lecture, a short online quiz, and a PDF facilitation guide.

February 2013: HIV Opportunistic Infections in Resource Limited Settings
Susan Graham, MD, MPH, PHD, University of Washington new
This lecture provides an overview of the most common HIV OIs, addressing diagnostic and treatment approaches relevant in resource-limited settings. It uses three case examples to explore the topic in more depth.
Module release date: February 11, 2013

December 2012: HIV-Associated Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
Elaine Chuang, MD and Robert Harrington, MD, University of Washington
This lecture provides an overview of the role of opportunistic infections in HIV, details the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of CMV retinitis, and concludes with a consideration of immune reconstitution.

Module release date: December 18, 2012

November 2012: New Strategies for HIV Prevention in Africa:  Envisioning the End of AIDS

Jared Baeten, MD, PhD, University of Washington Depts of Global Health, Medicine, Epidemiology
Could the same medications that revolutionized HIV treatment be harnessed to prevent new infections?  Dr Baetens, an internationally recognized researcher working on epidemiologic and biologic risk factors for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, and clinical trials of novel interventions for prevention of HIV transmission, explores new research that offers a tantalizing hope that HIV transmission could be brought under control.
Module release date: November 20, 2012

October 2012: HIV Antiretroviral Resistance Testing
Chris Behrens, MD, University of Washington Department of Global Health
What is the mechanism by which the HIV virus mutates and develops resistance? How should genotype assay reports be interpreted, and when should they be ordered? In this presentation, Dr Behrens provides a clear introduction to HIV resistance testing (genotypic assays).
Module release date: October 20, 2012

September 2012: Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS)
G. Manoharan, MD, I-TECH India
An overview of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management and prevention of IRIS are presented in this module, drawing on cases seen by Dr Manoharan at the largest public HIV care center in India, the Government Hospital of Thoracic Medicine near Chennai.
Module release date: September 18, 2012 • Downloadable version (14MB)

August 2012: Hormonal Contraception and HIV Risk
Renee Heffron, PhD, UW International Clinical Research Center
In this research, first published in October 2011 (see this NY Times article), UW scientists concluded that women using hormonal contraception are nearly twice as likely to contract HIV as those not using that method. This presentation describes that study and discusses its implications. This module is also available with Portuguese narration (over English slides).
Module release date: August 21, 2012 • Downloadable version (46MB)

July 2012: New Developments in Antiretroviral Therapy
David Spach, MD, UW Department of Medicine,
Northwest AETC
In this presentation, Dr. Spach presents the latest research on HIV antiretroviral therapy, including an overview of important recent studies, and a look at promising new therapies on the horizon. This module is also available with Portuguese narration (over English slides).
Module release date: July 17, 2012 • Downloadable version (12MB)

June 2012: Developing Sustainable Laboratory Capacity in Resource Limited Settings
Robert Martin, DrPH, University of Washington Department of Global Health

In this presentation, Dr. Martin, former director of the CDC's Division of Laboratory Systems, provides an overview of the essential role laboratories play in national health systems, and the challenges faced by labs in resource-constrained settings.
Module release date: June 19, 2012 • Downloadable version (52MB)

May 2012: HIV/TB Co-Infection: Initial Management

Chris Behrens, MD, University of Washington Department of Global Health
In this presentation, Dr. Behrens uses the case study of an Ethiopian patient co-infected with TB and HIV to discuss the results from three recently published clinical trials, and how they inform decisions about when to start antiretroviral therapy in TB-infected patients.
Module release date: May 15, 2012 • Length: 38:00 • Downloadable version (30MB)


Other E-Learning Resources from I-TECH

UW Global Health 521: Management and Leadership in Global Health
The first five modules of this ongoing series are available online as self-paced modules.

Everyday Leadership
The video resources at I-TECH's Everyday Leadership website are used by many global health curricula worldwide, as well as for self-study.

Global Health Clinical Seminar Series
For four years, I-TECH ran a monthly live webcast on clinical topics, targeted to resource-limited settings. Many of those sessions are available in the archive of the series website.

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