A brand new module on the benefits and challenges of telemedicine in obesity care is now available to access for free via SCOPE E-Learning
The use of telemedicine - broadly defined as the delivery of health care services at a distance using electronic means - has become far more commonplace in recent months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated distancing measures. In this new SCOPE module, Dr Agbo Urudinachi provides an introduction to telemedicine with specific reference to its use in obesity care and practice. Dr Urudinachi considers the main benefits and challenges telemedicine presents to patients, practitioners and health systems.
Like the majority of SCOPE courses, the module can be accessed completely free of charge via the SCOPE E-Learning platform. The module is currently available in English, with translations into French, Spanish and Portuguese scheduled for release over the coming weeks. By completing the course, you will earn 0.5 SCOPE points which count towards your SCOPE Certification or annual renewal. To get started, simply click the button below!
Stay tuned for news on more new SCOPE courses, including a module focusing on the links between obesity and COVID-19.
Dr Agbo Urudinachi is a Community Health Physician based in Nigeria, currently consulting with Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital. She holds an MBBS degree and a Masters in Health Policy and Health Systems, and is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians.
Dr Urudinachi is President of The Obesity Society of Nigeria and the African Obesity Network.
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