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The Virtual Medical University of Monaco offers a Course on Sickle Cell Disease

A course designed for not experts in sickle cell disease who provide services for such patients

June 4th 2011

Sickle Cell Disease International Course

Sickle Cell Disease is the most common genetic disease and has been recognized as a major public health problem by international agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The virtual Medical University of Monaco (UMVM), is launching an internet based course on sickle cell disease which will provide education to health care personnel offering services to affected patients.

There are 14 modules, in multimedia format and in English and French languages, addressing major issues in sickle cell disease, interspersed with multiple choice questions which allow self assessment of the individual’s knowledge and proficiency.  These modules have been prepared and recorded by 11 different experts from Belgium, the Democratic Republic of Congo, France, India, Jamaica and Monaco.  Training booklets providing further details are appended to the modules. This basic format is supplemented by recorded interviews with experts from North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India.  There is also a recording of a Debate on Ethical issues arising from current approaches such as the role of population screening, newborn screening and prenatal diagnosis.

The course is designed for workers who are not experts in sickle cell disease but who provide services for such patients.

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