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    Available courses

    Description: Using case-based instruction, GGRID provides accessible, evidence-based, and easy to use information in global health and infectious diseases.  All case presentations in this program have been standardized and quality assured in selection, presentation and discussion. Our goal is to publish and build a library of cases within this program.

    Format: New case presentations will take place each month.
    Enrollment: Open access; no fee

    Description: A self-paced course providing instruction on the Introduction to Biostatistics.
    Format: Online lectures ranging 5-15mins in length.
    Enrollment: Open access; no fee

    Course Syllabus --- **PLEASE READ PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN THE COURSE**
    Description: A self-paced course providing instruction on the Introduction to Research Bioethics.
    Format: Online lectures ranging 5-20 mins in length.
    Enrollment: Open access; no fee 


    Course Syllabus --- **PLEASE READ PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN THE COURSE**

    This is the online companion site to the Empowered Entrepreneur Master Training Program for Organizations distributing clean cookstoves, fuels, and other energy products globally. 


    This course includes materials and discussion forums for:

    • The 5-day in-person 'Training of Trainers' (ToT) 
    • The 6-week Practicum 
    • Post-Practicum Support 

    Participants of this workshop will be provided the enrollment key for this online site. 

    Course runs from January 27 - April 8, 2017

    An interactive course taking approximately 60 minutes to compete. This course is intended as a training tool for laboratory technicians who process and manage specimens.

    Topics include:

    • preoperative considerations
    • surgical preparations
    • the dorsal-slit procedure
    • post-operative care
    • managment and complications

    This on-line training course is an educational program designed as an introduction to the topic of adult male circumcision.  Successful completion of this course DOES NOT certify competency to safely conduct adult male circumcisions.  Hands-on training and certification by an approved surgical training program is required before attempting to perform any surgical procedure, including adult male circumcision

    This course was produced by the Rakai Health Sciences Program, The Uganda PEPFAR Distance Learning Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE)

    Course Description: This course provides instruction on optimal protocols for the isolation, counting, freezing, thawing and quality control of peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

    Course Format: This is a 30 minute self-paced course that includes slides, narration, four videos and two self-checks. A quiz at the end tests your knowledge and leads to a printable certificate if your score is 80% or higher. See additional criteria on the course page.

    Viewing Requirements: You will need the Macromedia Flash Player 7.0 or higher to view this course. The player is a small file and downloads quickly. To go to the Macromedia web site and download the Flash player, click here.

    Internet Connection: This course is best viewed with a high speed Internet connection.

    Course Description:This course provides instruction on the flow cytometric analysis and enumeration of CD4+ T-cells for the monitoring of people infected with HIV. This program is intended as a training tool for laboratory technicians with basic knowledge of flow cytometry and as a refresher course for technicians with experience in flow cytometry.

    Course Format: This is a 30 minute self-paced course that includes slides, narration, four videos and two self-checks. A quiz at the end tests your knowledge and leads to a printable certificate if your score is 80% or higher. See additional criteria on the course page.

    Viewing Requirements: You will need the Macromedia Flash Player 7.0 or higher to view this course. The player is a small file and downloads quickly. To go to the Macromedia web site and download the Flash player, click here.

    Internet Connection: This course is best viewed with a high speed Internet connection.

    An interactive course taking approximately 30 minutes to compete. This course is intended as a training tool for laboratory technicians who process and manage specimens.

    Topics include:

    • specimen collection
    • pickup
    • transport
    • processing
    • analysis
    • storage and disposal

    This course was produced by Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) and HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Virology Core Laboratory.


    In this course you will learn how to:

    • Prepare and perform the HIV-1 Western Blot procedures
    • Observe the assay
    • Interpret the test results
    • Troubleshoot the results

    Course Format: This is a 30 minute self-paced course that includes slides, narration, four videos and two self-checks. A quiz at the end tests your knowledge and leads to a printable certificate if your score is 80% or higher. See additional criteria on the course page.

    This course was produced by Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) and HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Virology Core Laboratory.