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Skills you will gain

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Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Module 1: Understanding the Need to Increase Minority Recruitment in Clinical Trials

5 videos (Total 23 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Module 1 Introduction1m
Importance of Increasing Minority Recruitment in Clinical Trials4m
Impact of Historical Abuses in Research4m
Barriers and Facilitators to Participation in Clinical Trials9m
6 readings
Pre-course Assessment Survey3m
Why it’s important to include racial and ethnic minorities in clinical research5m
Infamous examples of abuses in human research5m
Protections for research participants5m
Helpful Resources and Toolkits3m
Action Planning Tool10m
2 practice exercises
Abuses in Human Research10m
Module 1 Review8m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Module 2: Key Principles of Community Engagement

3 videos (Total 23 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Community Outreach and Engagement5m
Building Community Partnerships9m
6 readings
The role of bias8m
Importance of community engagement5m
Building relationships with community organizations5m
Memorandum of understanding5m
Give-Get Grid10m
Action Planning Tool10m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 2 Review10m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Module 3: Reaching Out Into the Community: Effective Communication

4 videos (Total 23 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Building Rapport2m
Tailoring Your Message5m
Know Your Audience13m
5 readings
Clear communication guidelines5m
Readability10m
Simple ways to explain medical and research terms10m
Obtaining community feedback on materials5m
Action Planning Tool10m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 3 Review10m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Module 4: Educating Potential Research Participants

3 videos (Total 15 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Types of Support4m
Learning Styles6m
4 readings
Brief messages to encourage interest in clinical trials5m
Addressing commonly asked questions about clinical trials15m
Culturally-responsive education strategies10m
Action Planning Tool10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Review10m

Instructors

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Tiffany L. Israel

Community Navigator, Co-Instructor, VU
Institute of Medicine and Public Health
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Consuelo Wilkins

M.D., M.S.C.I.
Health Equity, VUMC
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Margo Michaels

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
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Yvonne Joosten

Executive Director, Office for Community Engagement
Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tenn., is a private research university and medical center offering a full-range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees....

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