The scale of the HIV/AIDS challenge in Eastern Europe and Central Asia is significant. That is why the EACS is working in collaboration with WHO Europe to deliver a much-needed e-learning course on the clinical management of HIV. The innovative capacity-building platform for health care professionals was launched in 2016.
The Clinical Management of HIV Online Course, led by Prof Jens D. Lundgren and Prof Manuel Battegay, is an online, flexible, open access course. It is available to anyone who wishes to participate, free of charge, but is especially aimed at clinicians in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Available in both Russian and English, the course will provide an in-depth understanding of the scope and manifestations of HIV-related diseases, their prevention, management, and care. Special emphasis will be placed on co-infections and co-morbidities as well as state-of-the-art treatment of HIV according to international guidelines from EACS and WHO.
The course consists of six modules, each containing various subtopics and developed by experts in the field of HIV. Participants will be asked to answer a couple of short questions at the end of each topic. The online learning activities will comprise a mix of discussions, multiple-choice tests, video lectures, case studies or another activating element.
This online model promotes more flexibility than a traditional face-to-face approach as participants can join in when their schedule allows and select the modules in the order they desire. Participants should plan on spending 1 to 1½ hours per subtopic. Russian and English subtitles will be available for video lectures, while other course materials will be available in English.
The course was successfully launched for the first time in February 2016. The online course is now relaunched in an updated version with a 6-week moderated course period.
Want to know more?
Contact the coordinators of the Clinical Management of HIV Online Course:
Ms. Anne Grevsen: HIVonlinecourse@eacsociety.org