Revolutionizing Healthcare Delivery: The Critical Integration of Telemedicine into the African healthcare delivery environment.

In a world where technology and healthcare converge, the adoption of telemedicine is no longer just an option but a critical necessity.

In Africa, where the landscape of healthcare faces unique challenges, telemedicine emerges as a transformative solution by:

  • Addressing the skill gap: All African healthcare systems are grappling with a significant shortage of skilled professionals. This gap not only strains the existing workforce but also limits patient access to quality care. Telemedicine breaks these barriers, enabling healthcare professionals to extend their reach and expertise beyond physical boundaries.
  • Overcoming geographical constraints: For many Africans, accessing healthcare often means long, costly commutes, sometimes with the added burden of health limitations. Telemedicine bridges this divide, bringing care to patients' doorsteps, ensuring that distance no longer dictates the quality of healthcare one receives. 
  • Optimizing productivity by embracing technology: As a healthcare professional, staying abreast of technological advancements is not just about keeping pace; it's about leading the way in providing exceptional care.

This fully sponsored telemedicine course offers you the tools and knowledge to be at the forefront of this healthcare revolution which is predicted to grow exponentially into the future.

Telemedicine Market size, 2020 to 2030 (USD Billion)

Who Should Enrol

This scholarship course is open to all health care professionals (HCPs) in Africa who are registered with and appropriate professional regularity body. There has been a rapid uptake of telemedicine in various health professions driven by the Coronavirus pandemic and need for physical distancing, rapid migration of patients online and technology development.


The early adopters of telemedicine include:

  • Medical Specialists 
  • General Practitioners 
  • Nurse Practitioners: 
  • Psychologists 
  • Physiotherapists 
  • Biokineticist 
  • Occupational Therapists 
  • Speech Therapists 
  • Dietitians & Nutritionist 
  • Social Workers 
  • Audiologists 
  • Genetic Counsellors


Telemedicine is currently being used in almost all practice scenarios and by several healthcare professional. This course is ideally suited for the following use cases in both private and public healthcare settings:

  • Inter professional consultations: It allows HCPs who work in interdisciplinary team settings to access advice from colleagues in other disciplines irrespective of physical proximity. 
  • Structured referral networks: It allows for linking health care providers across a referral pathway from community setting all the way up to academic hospitals. 
  • Chronic disease management: It allows for regular monitoring and management of patient conditions without the need for frequent in-person visits. 
  • Mental health consultations: It offers a discreet and convenient way for patients to access mental health services, including therapy and counselling. 
  • Primary Care Consultations and follow-ups: It enables patients to consult with their primary care providers for minor illnesses, prescription refills, and follow-up appointments. 
  • Rural and remote medicine: Patients in remote or underserved areas can access HCP across all disciplines who are not available locally. 
  • Remote monitoring and postoperative care: Telemedicine facilitates remote monitoring of patients' postoperative recovery and chronic conditions. Healthcare providers can track patients' progress, manage wound care, adjust treatment plans, and provide guidance on rehabilitation exercises.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand Telemedicine Inside Out: Get to grips with not just the benefits of telemedicine, but also the common challenges and how to navigate them.
  2. Mastering the Virtual Consultation: Learn how to identify when telemedicine is the best option and pick up tips for conducting effective and engaging online consultations.
  3. Tech-Savvy Healthcare: We'll help you understand the tech side of things, ensuring you have the right tools for both your practice and your patients to make telemedicine a breeze.
  4. Roles and Tools of Telemedicine: Discover the various roles involved in telemedicine, the equipment needed, and how to gather and manage information effectively.
  5. Ethical and Legal Know-How: Dive into the legal and ethical aspects of telemedicine, ensuring your practice stays compliant and professional.
  6. Launching and Marketing Your Services: Learn how to seamlessly integrate telemedicine into your practice, optimize its use, and market your new services ethically and effectively.

Course Design

Our course is thoughtfully designed as an interactive online experience, allowing you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule. The comprehensive learning material is enriched with a variety of additional resources to enhance your understanding and engagement. This format is ideal for busy professionals, offering the flexibility to fit learning into your life, rather than rearranging your life around learning.

Course Duration

As a CPD/CME accredited course, it ensures not just convenience but also quality and relevance to your professional development. You can expect to dedicate approximately 16-20 hours to immerse yourself in the content and complete the assessment process. This self-paced approach means you can absorb and reflect on the material more effectively, leading to a deeper and more personal learning experience. Participants are required to complete this course within 3- months from date of registration.

Course Content

Dive into a curriculum crafted by industry experts, specifically structured for effective online learning. Our content covers a range of vital topics, each designed to enrich your understanding at your own pace:


  1. Navigating the 'New Normal': Explore the evolving landscape of healthcare in our current era, understanding its impacts and opportunities.
  2. Enhancing Health Care Professional Skills: Develop key competencies that are crucial for today's healthcare professionals in a changing world.
  3. Technology Essentials: Gain insight into the necessary technological tools and how they integrate into modern healthcare practices.
  4. Health Force Adaptations: Understand the shifting requirements of healthcare teams in the digital age.
  5. Navigating Legal and Ethical Terrain: Delve into the important legislative and ethical considerations unique to digital healthcare.
  6. Digital Business Management: Learn the ropes of managing a healthcare business in a digital environment, focusing on efficiency and innovation.




Fully online assessment.

Participants are required to complete a multiple-choice questionnaire at the end of the course and a score of at least 70% is required overall to qualify for a certificate of completion.


A Mark of Excellence from a Renowned Institution.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion from the Foundation for Professional Development, a name synonymous with excellence in professional growth. For over 25 years, the Foundation has been a pivotal force in advancing the skills of healthcare.


Enrolment process

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