Frequently asked questions
You must look for the link "Forgot password" in the Virtual Campus Portal or Virtual Classrooms. The system prompts you to enter your user name or, if you do not remember it, your email address and sends you a message with instructions to reset your password and verify your username.
VCPH courses are an effort of the technical cooperation of PAHO and the countries of the region and are free to participants. That is why it is very important for you to be aware of the responsibility assumed by accepting to participate in a course.
The self-learning courses are completely free and can be completed at your own pace.
The selection process is made in the framework of the criteria for PAHO technical cooperation and the profile needed to participate in each course. Course coordinators make efforts to ensure participation by all countries.
Some courses are open for only certain countries.
Country nodes have their own criteria for the selection process based on the institutions that organize the courses.
In the framework of the Permanent Education in Health, all the VCPH ourses seek to develop skills for work on public health in the countries of the region.
Tutored courses require a commitment of 8 to 10 hours per week for course activities. These courses promote learning and collaboration among all participants. In these courses the participants exchange in forums, synchronous meetings and complete individual and group activities. Groups of between 10 to 15 participants are coordinated by a tutor.
Self-learning courses have open access, can be completed at your own pace, independently, and without defined schedules.
Open courses are tutored courses that have already finished. You can access all learning resources and materials.
In the Campus Portal, in each course page currently in call for applications, you will see a link to complete your online application form. You must choose the course you are interested in, carefully fill your data and provide the requested information.
To view the online form you must have previously created a user account in the VCPH. You will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of your form.
You can also review the tutorial for more details on how to apply.
You can view the courses currently receiving application forms through the Portal, in the news section or by reviewing the list of courses in call for applications. Call for applications are also published through the VCPH social networks (Facebook, Twitter) and are visible in the list of courses in the Regional Classroom homepage.
The VCPH Portal news, publications on social networks, and the description of the courses in call for applications in the Regional Classroom contain the basic information about the course (objectives, contents, start and end dates of the course, requirements, coordinators, deadline to submit applications, course brochure).
About two weeks after the deadline to submit applications, the selection of participants for tutored courses is completed and an email is sent to the participants indicating whether they have been accepted or whether they will be able to apply for upcoming opportunities.
If accepted to participate in the course, you will receive a welcome email with instructions on how to enter the course in the Virtual Classroom and complete your enrollment. You can also check the status of your application by entering the Portal with your username and password and clicking on the link to "Application Follow-up" in the User Panel.
You must first enter the classroom with the Virtual Campus username and password you created. Once logged in the Virtual Classroom, in the upper right hand corner you will see your name and profile picture. If you click there, the User menu will open. Click the “Profile” option. Click on the “Edit profile” link in your profile page
This will open a form that will allow you to update your account information, adjust some settings in the Virtual Classroom, and upload your profile picture.