About this Course
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9 ratings
5 reviews
Improving health care for veterans has become a matter of national attention and has gained increasing attention from the medical community. With the current surge of veterans reintegrating into civilian society it is critical to improve the training of the next cadre of providers who will provide care for our veterans. It is widely known that veterans receive care in all aspects of the health system, thus providers in veteran focused care facilities, military health serves and civilian locals must be aware of the unique needs of veterans. It is perhaps even more important to educate civilian providers who may be unfamiliar with the unique physical, mental and emotional needs related to military service. Course Audience - all health professions learners, example: - medical students, resident physicians, dental students, - nursing students, advanced practice nurses, - social work, pharmacy student as graduate level learners - as well as any and all health professionals interested in veteran-centered care What You Will Learn: This course will provide learners the opportunity to engage with material to facilitate their understanding of the origins of Academic Medical Centers and Veterans Administration affiliations, recognize and manage the influence of bias, class, and power on the clinical encounter and self-reflect on their biases that particularly affect U.S. military veterans. This course also features several video clips from the acclaimed documentary, Where Soldiers Come From, directed by Heather Courtney. The views expressed in this course are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the U.S. government....
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Approx. 15 hours to complete
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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
Clock
6 hours to complete

Unit 1

Unit 1 highlights the relationship between Academic Medical Centers and Veterans Health Administration and provides an overview of knowledge of the military and basic demographic of U.S. veterans....
Reading
5 videos (Total 35 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
Video5 videos
01.02 - Today's Veterans10m
01.03 - VA's Contribution to Medical Education15m
Introduction to Peer Assessments4m
End of Unit Evaluationsm
Reading2 readings
READ: Unit 1 Overview10m
Help us learn more about you!10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Unit 1 Content Quiz20m
Unit 1 Evaluation Survey22m

2

Section
Clock
6 hours to complete

Unit 2

Unit 2 provides clear instruction on conceptual differences between determinants of health and health disparities and health care disparities; illustrate individual-based and system-based sources of health disparities for veterans....
Reading
3 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
Video3 videos
02.02 - Social Issues19m
02.03 - Systemic Causes of Health Care Disparities12m
Reading1 reading
READ: Unit 2 Overview10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Unit 2 Content Quiz24m
Unit 2 Evaluation Survey18m

3

Section
Clock
8 hours to complete

Unit 3

Unit 3 outlines the fundamental principles of patient-centeredness and cultural competence in health care, provide tools to develop self-awareness of individual assumptions, stereotypes and biases that influence the medical encounter and deliver activities that help learners acknowledge the importance of patients’ values, culture, and beliefs in improving health care....
Reading
2 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
Reading1 reading
READ: Unit 3 Overview10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Unit 3 Content Quiz30m
Unit 3 Evaluation Survey36m

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Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Unit 4

Unit 4 illustrates the role of empathy in health care delivery, using key experiences, concerns and perspectives of U.S. military veterans as a clinical context. This unit also describes the relationship between medical history taking and health care delivery as well as develops knowledge in areas related to military and veteran centered care. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video2 videos
04.02 - Military History Taking: Systemic Approaches to Addressing Veteran Health Concerns (Part 2)7m
Reading1 reading
READ: Unit 4 Overview10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Unit 4 Content Quiz20m
Unit 4 Evaluation Survey32m
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Top Reviews

By CMMar 30th 2018

This is a wonderful course for people who are interested in healthcare sector and for those enlisting for medical streams in the American Armed Forces.

By JQAug 9th 2016

Great course and one that needs more emphasis for our health providers treating veterans!

Instructors

Monica Lypson, M.D., M.H.P.E.

Associate Chief of Staff for Education, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Healthcare System and Professor of Internal Medicine and Learning Health Sciences
University of Michigan Medical School

Paula Ross, Ph.D.

Director, Advancing Scholarship and Medical Sociologist
Office of Medical Student Education

About University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future....

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