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CPD_CME Package in Global Health - E-learning



The Coronavirus has highlighted the importance of global public health issues. In particular, the role of health systems in providing care in times of pandemics has attracted major public scrutiny. The implementation of global lockdown strategies has highlighted the importance of mental health, been linked to an increase in interpersonal violence and demonstrated the challenge associated with keeping patients with chronic conditions healthy. Although not specifically developed for the COVID-19 pandemic, this series of courses will allow the participants to deepen their understanding of key fundamental issues that underly how healthcare systems respond to global health emergencies.

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Who Should Enrol

Any healthcare professional or student with an interest in public health issues. These courses will also appeal to professional working in public health in a managerial or implementation capacity.

Course Design

This is an on-line CPD/CME package and materials are presented in the form of video tuition and reading materials. Participants have access to all available courses for a 12-month period from the date of enrolment for the package.

Course Content

The FPD CPD/CME online education package consists of 4 short courses which include:

Health Systems: The aim of this course is to explore health systems, focusing on those in low- to middle-income countries.

Injury Prevention: Designed to help you learn how to collect information on the burden of injury in your setting, understand the causes and risk factors for injury, and develop and evaluate intervention programs relevant to your setting. This will be underpinned by the principles and characteristics of a public health approach to prevention.

Global Mental Health: This course aims to provide an introduction to the public health importance of mental health in the global context with wide reference to low- and middle-income countries.

Non-communicable Diseases: The module aims to help practitioners understand the size of this threat and its causes, and to develop policies to reduce the growing burden on developing country populations. We cannot cover all non-communicable diseases in this module, and have chosen to focus on CVD and Diabetes.

Course Highlight

Designed to give students a rapid overview of the discipline of global health and four key focus areas namely health systems, injury prevention, global mental health and non-communicable diseases.


Participants are assessed on the self-study component of each course through means of a multiple-choice questionnaire.


Each separate course within the CPD/CME package is accredited according to the HPCSA Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 8 Clinical CEU’s on Level 2. Providing a total of 32 clinical CEU’s for completing the whole package.


To qualify for a CPD certificate of completion for each course, participants should successfully complete the online assessment process and work through all resources and videos provided.


Valid for a 12-month period from the date of enrolment.

Offering Highlights

Available online 24 hours a day / 7 days a week via PCs, tablets and smart phones.

Automated integration with the MPC CPD Manager so that CPD records are ready for submission to the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

To Register

Please go to www.mpconsulting.co.za and register your free profile, thereafter you may register and enrol for the CPD/CME package.


R 855.00 (Inclusive of all VAT and taxes where applicable)