As of the March 12th 2018 onwards, medical professionals can for the first time obtain Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit, for successfully finishing the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on kidney transplantation. Through interactive lectures, unique animated movies and real time videos, medical students , health care professionals and even transplant patients, learn everything about the world of clinical kidney transplantation. So far around 10,000 people worldwide, have already enrolled in the course.
Until now the course offered every learner the possibility to follow the course for free, purchase a verified certificate, or follow the course for academic credits (EC’s) as part of of the Virtual exchange program from 9 (inter)national universities. The options to obtain credits, expands with the option for Continuing Medical Education (CME). Depending on the workload, 5 to 13 credit points can be obtained in collaboration with Boerhaave Continuous Medical Education.
By earning credits, medical professionals can meet the requirement as professional to maintain their competence and update their knowledge about new developments in the field. By offering MOOCs, Leiden University aims to stimulate flexible, easy accessible, high quality education for learners world wide. In the future, Leiden university Medical Centre aims to accredited more of it’s MOOCs in order to stimulate ‘lifelong learning’ for medical professionals.
The Massive Open Online Course was developed in collaboration with the University’s Centre for Innovation. In the coming spring this course will be enriched with a unique learning track, involving 360 virtual reality on transplantation surgery. More information on the course and the CME accreditation can be found on the course page of the MOOC Clinical Kidney Transplantation