Ultimate Medical Academy Launches Contact Tracing Course
TAMPA, Fla., July 21, 2020 — Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) has launched a new online, non-credit Contact Tracing course, helping to fill the nation’s growing need to track and combat COVID-19 exposure. The complimentary, six-module interactive course can be completed in only a few hours. In the course, participants will discuss topics like epidemiology, public health and the day-to-day tasks of contact tracers. This course is excluded from UMA’s grant of accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.
Contact tracers help combat COVID-19 transmission by interviewing people who are positively diagnosed, identifying the people they have come in contact with, educating exposed persons about the virus and transmission, and following up to help provide resources.
“We are thrilled to provide complimentary access to this critical information in an engaging and fully online format to those looking to help fight the spread of COVID-19,” said Geordie Hyland, UMA’s Executive Vice President, who is responsible for the delivery of online academic services. “We know there is a vital need to track, understand and slow the spread of COVID-19, and I believe our course will help more individuals step up to meet that need.”
UMA’s Contact Tracing course was developed in alignment with CDC guidelines by a variety of public health and healthcare subject-matter experts. UMA’s course includes content on soft skills like empathy, communication and positive attitude. Module lessons will be frequently updated to reflect the latest CDC information and recommendations.
Participants can sign up for UMA’s Contact Tracing course at training.ultimatemedical.edu.
ABOUT ULTIMATE MEDICAL ACADEMY
Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, the school has more than 55,000 alumni and offers content-rich, interactive online courses to more than 14,000 students as well as hands-on training to hundreds of students. UMA students have access to academic advising, one-on-one tutoring, resume and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support, and more. Additionally, UMA has three centers for Continuing Medical Education (CME) that provide ongoing training and professional development opportunities to medical practitioners nationwide. Each CME is individually accredited. UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The continuing medical education programs are not included within the institution’s grant of accreditation from ABHES.