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Providing Quality Health Care for a Vulnerable Population

Violence against women has been a reality long before the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has only exacerbated this public health crisis. Increased isolation due to quarantine measures has seen an increase in domestic violence cases, especially in low-resource areas. 

This self-paced course, “Violence Against Women during COVID-19”, is designed to equip primary healthcare professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean to care for women suffering from domestic violence during a turbulent time, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants are introduced to interprofessional principles of trauma-informed care for victims of domestic violence and/or sex trafficking, and to their unique healthcare needs, including risk for myocardial infarction. 

Course content is framed by the WHO Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice, focusing on training primary care practitioners in prevention, screening, early detection, and referral of women at risk for or are subject to domestic abuse.

How to Register for This Course

Using the course options on the right of your screen, select the section and click the add to cart button to finish the registration process. If this is your first time registering for this course, you will be asked to create an ID during the process. This ID will be used for future course registrations. If at any point you forget your ID or password, you can recover/reset it by using this web form. 

After registering for the course, access to the modules can take up to 30 minutes. The registration system syncs with the eLearning system (Canvas) at the top of every hour. You will receive a registration confirmation email with a link to your eLearning course dashboard. If you have any issues with registration, please email the UAB eLearning professional studies office. 


DISCLAIMER: This course is published by UAB School of Nursing, which is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Center (USA-241). It is not a product of PAHO/WHO. This material was developed for and with PAHO/WHO, upon request, to support the achievement of the Organization's goals and mandates. UAB School of Nursing is responsible for the views expressed in this material, and the views do not necessarily represent the decisions or policies of PAHO/WHO.

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Section Title
Violence Against Women during COVID-19
Totally online, self-paced
Jan 01, 2022 to Jan 01, 2023
Course Fee(s)
Contract Fee non-credit $0.00
Section Notes

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