Course type: Online; Self-Paced
Duration: Available for 2 months
Time required: Up to 1 hour per module
Target Audience: Internal Medicine doctors
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Language: English, Spanish and Portuguese
About the Broad Practice of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine is a medical specialty that covers specialized medical care for the prevention, detection, and treatment of disease in adults. Internists apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to diagnose, treat, and care of adults. Physicians need to keep their knowledge up to date to improve the quality and effectiveness of healthcare.
The Broad Practice of Internal Medicine course is designed to provide Internal Medicine specialists, with a simulated practice of five clinical scenarios with virtual patients in the Emergency and Consultation environment.
The clinical cases represent some of the most common problems encountered in clinical practice including the management of a variety of medical issues seen in gastroenterology, infectious diseases, cardiology, emergency medicine, and nephrology.
Recommended for Internal Medicine doctors
- 5 Modules
The course includes 5 modules with virtual patient cases, with increasing levels of complexity.
- Explanatory videos
After each clinical case, an in-depth explanatory video is made available
- Online, Self-paced
The course is 2 months to complete after the start date, and you can complete it at your own pace.
- Certificate of Completion
After completing the course, a Certificate of Completion will be sent to your email.
What you will learn:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Use medical knowledge to solve health problems related to the clinical practice of internal medicine
- Manage follow-up patients in the outpatient setting
- Identify and treat hypoperfusion and shock
- Detect and refer clinical cases that merit the attention of other specialists
Body Interact has developed this course based on the most recent guidelines, using advanced medical simulation technology with virtual patients.
Professor Paulo Martins
Expert in Intensive Care
Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Context: Dialysis is a treatment that allows the regulation of the extracellular volume and the elimination of elements such as potassium and urea, that accumulate during renal failure. Hemodialysis prolongs and improves the quality of life of patients with chronic renal failure.
Virtual Scenario: Mr. Paranzino is a dialysis patient, who has missed dialysis for the past week. He arrives at the emergency department at 02.30 on Saturday with shortness of breath and leg swelling.
Context: Taking the medical history and performing a physical examination are fundamental to diagnosing a disease. Since there are several conditions that lead to abdominal pain, the specific cause of the pain will determine the course of treatment.
Virtual Scenario: During the past four days, Daphne felt abdominal pain accompanied by nausea and vomiting. She has no diarrhea but has a fever. Today she decided to go to the emergency department.
Context: The presence of a bacterium in the bloodstream may bring severe complications to the patient. Including hemodynamic complications and fever that require a systematic approach. The clinical variability and complexity of infections support the need for appropriate clinical judment regarding patient management.
Virtual Scenario: Sophia was brought to the emergency unit by her sons after they found her fallen with slurred speech. She was having regular cardiology visits.
Context:Patients with a history of heart disease need to be evaluated in order to improve their general and cardiovascular health, including improvement of their physical condition, exercise tolerance, and control of symptoms associated with the disease. Reducing cardiovascular risk factors reduces the potential for disease progression or recurrence.
Virtual Scenario: About a month ago, Julia required emergency medical care due to unstable angina. Today she has her first appointment for long-term health care management.
Context: The medical assessment allows determining the patient’s state of health after having been hospitalized. It is essential to establish an adapted therapeutic and follow-up plan, in a coordinated and integrated way, in order to facilitate the maintenance of the capacity function and decrease the risk of re-hospitalization.
Virtual Scenario: A month ago, Mr. Paranzino was admitted to the hospital for evaluation of worsening dyspnea on exertion and leg swelling. Today is his first visit with you for long-term health care management.