How to Use the eLearning Site

Welcome to Refugees and Global Health e-Learning Program, the world’s first CanMeds based global health e-learning program.

Each module is authored by an expert in the field and organized with competency-based learning objectives, interactive case studies, core learning content, video case discussions and links to additional on-line resources. A brief overview of each module takes 10-15 minutes, but there are many layers of interactive on-line resources to provide learners with an opportunity for an in-depth learning experience.

We recommend that you start with the Introduction Module which provides an overview of the e-learning program and a Global Health Education Framework that outlines competencies and values and principles that are important for practitioners of global health.

Navigation is easy- just use the arrows in the bottom right hand corner.  At the end of each video clip or external link, click on the forward icon or close the new tab. When you get the end of a module you will be notified with a pop-up bubble. Should you get off course, simply return to the start page at  or use the home button at the bottom left hand corner. 
Anyone utilizing these modules does so at their own risk. We appreciate comments and feedback regarding the e-Learning Program, so please do not hesitate to contact us.  At the bottom left of each Module there is a link to a comments page where users can provide comments and feedback.

Thank you exploring the Refugees and Global Health e-Learning Program!

Communicator (Medical Interpretation): experience how communication can impact the quality of health care

Medical Expert (The X-Factor): learn unique health needs and health care access barriers of newly arriving refugees

Advocate (Being Human): explore the field of social justice with health advocates

Professional (Cross Cultures): find out how working in the field can turn your professional identify upside down

Collaborator (Teamwork): appreciate the role of interdisciplinary collaboration, community engagement and provider networks

Manager (Against All Odds): discover the importance of good manager skills in resource limited settings

Scholar (Foundations): uncover the role of science and scholarly work in global health

Suggested Citation:
Pottie K, Gruner D, Ferreyra M, Ratnayake A, Ezzat O, Ponka D, Rashid M, Kellam H, Sun R., & K. Miller (2012). Refugees and Global Health: A Global Health E-Learning Program, Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health (CCIRH) and the University of Ottawa, Canada. Available from

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