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Ultimate Medical Academy Launches Contact Tracing Course

Contact Tracing

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